Guest Post: Suzan Battah author of BaSatai: Outside In9:18 AM
I want to thank Suzan for stopping by my blog today! She has agreed to give us some insight into the highly unique world she has created for the BaSatai. Make sure to check out my review of BaSatai: Outside In.
A big thank you to Melissa for having me here as a Guest on her Blog and for particpating in the BaSatai: Outside In blog tour.
BaSatai: Outside In is my first YA novel but I've always loved writing about different worlds and in 2010 the first book in the BaSatai series was developed.
I have a wild imagination and have this great ability to create fantasy worlds, possibly because I can multitask by working and daydreaming at the same time. I love creating supernatural worlds, it's one of my favorite places to be in. One day I wondered what it would be like to be cursed and how would I feel about having someone willing to die just to protect me. BaSatai was born and soon too came the characters to life.
So I'd like to explore what it means to be a BaSatai.
Armani is plagued by a curse in her blood. She's remained hidden on earth with her human adoptive father for 17 years but everything is about to change when she turns 18 and the curse matures in her blood making her an open target. Her Guardian and Elite BaSatai Warriors have come to train her and cross her over for better protection but Armani isn't ready to leave earth. She doesn't believe she's the one cursed.
Karhl, he is Armani's Guardian and is named after my best friend in primary school. Karhl is strong, protective, and such a sweetheart when he wants to be. He is powerful but not too arrogant and does everything he can to protect Armani. His devotion is so real. He's got real emotions, not perfect but true in what he believes. A great friend to anyone.
Jayani! She's a real hoot and a party girl, would be so much fun to have dinner and go danicng with the girls. She's also a little dangerous sometimes, which makes her a little bit more interesting.
Armani struggles with the transition and is in clear denial when it comes to believing she is cursed, she won't fall into line. For the BaSatai Warriors who have been trained to protect her, life gets more dangerous when she refuses to cooperate.
The BaSatai life is about living and growing as a Warrior to honor, protect and live for a greater good. The curse thrown onto a Guardian's family bloodline destroys balance and the BaSatai now suffer with uncertainty which is not in their nature as supernatural warriors.
A BaSatai lives a proud and fullfilled long life and can easily travel from H-trae to Earth without issue. They can maintain peace, solve problems and have speed, strength and supernatural ability that far exceeds any other supernatural on H-trae. It is the blood curse designed to break the parallel divide that can shift the balance of power, without the gate between the two worlds, the BaSatai will be unable to control the amount of supernaturals crossing over to Earth intent on destruction. Humanity and the BaSatai will become extinct.
A BaSatai's life is not immortal but rather long living. They master their supernatural skills over time and are highly intelligent. The BaSatai people are divided into Guardians (Male Warriors with extraordinary abiltiy), BaSatai Warriors (Female and Male Warriors), Intellects (Female and Male BaSatai born to decipher academic studies, scientific and other philosphical matters) and Healers (born BaSatai with natural medicinal ability). There are other more in depth parts of the BaSatai people but I can't give away everything - you'll have to read the book to learn more.
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