The LORE Series as a whole, its grand message, is about TIME.
Not time as in time travel (although there is some of that), and not time as in a generational story (yes, there is that, too), but rather the concept.
What is it?
Who made it?
Who measured it?
Do all measure the same?
Is time an imperative?
IS TIME REAL?
Now, when you’re attempting to deal with a complicated and disputable concept, a writer needs characters able to move through time, see time, know time, BE time, and those characters need to, therefore, be either deathless or as near as.
Time is about eras, eons, years, epochs, millennia, days, seconds, minutes and ages. Take your pick, because to an immortal it is highly relative.
The point of this post, though, is a word I came across recently:
Eons are also aeons (a word I love!) and therefore aeonian is pretty self-explanatory, and yet, for some obscure reason, it is new to me (gasp!). And, indeed, I have fallen for this glorious and beautiful word. It exudes the concept TIME.
I want to ask the question I am now asking myself. Should I substitute the word ‘immortal’ for ‘aeonian’ in the Lore books? Perhaps that is too much, a pretentious writer’s trick?
Perhaps an all-new tale is written into the scribe’s imagination!