When I was a kid, I used to watch the Magic School Bus show and in one episode I became aware of rather special lifeforms. A large percentage of life in the ocean consists of plankton, which are microscopic organisms that serve an integral part of the marine food chain. Phytoplankton are small plant life that produce between 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Zooplankton are tiny creatures that feed on the phytoplankton and then eaten by larger animals like anchovies, basking sharks, and whales. As I write my Kaiju story, I came across an interesting idea that involves mutated phytoplankton and zooplankton. If phytoplankton mutates, would it produce something other than oxygen? If zooplankton mutates, would they eat larger prey than phytoplankton? These will be questions I will be exploring in my Kaiju story.
I had an interesting thought about the Kaiju in my story. Since I am an avid fan of Greek mythology, I thought of making this Kaiju a primordial being like the Titans. This would be fitting since the Titans were the original Kaiju. For example, the Titan Gaia (depicted in the picture above) was the primordial mother of all life. My Kaiju will be based on the same concept as new mutated lifeforms and organisms are born from its very presence and flesh. Due to this, my Kaiju will have the power to not only destroy whole cities but also transform the biosphere and environment around it.
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As I write my Kaiju story, I contemplate on how big my Kaiju should be. Throughout the genre, Kaiju’s ranged in size between 50 to 300 meters tall. What do you think? How big do you want my Kaiju to be?
Here is a five star review Numen the Slayer received on Amazon UK:
“This is an easy read and a real page turner. The world the author has created and the rules that govern it are extremely well thought out and completely believable. There are some graphic descriptions of violence in places, so beware if you’re squeamish. If you like a tale of sword and sorcery, with more than a few nods to ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, then this should definitely be your next read.”
Here are some reviews Numen the Slayer received on Amazon:
“It’s a fine story told by someone who is familiar with the arms and armor of medieval times. The author is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms and seems to have taken the word “creative” to heart. It’s a “coming of age” story, starting out with a young man, somewhat sheltered by his father who is a Baron. The young man is suddenly cast into the world when his family is murdered by another noble who has great ambitions. His only weapon is an ancient sword that is the heirloom of his family. The sword is an asset, but also has a liability attached to it. The rest of the story is a series of challenges that forces him to grow up rapidly. The author has a fine imagination and can spin an acceptable fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer
“The first good thing about this book is the cover. The dragon head, set against a flaming inferno, grabbed me the moment I saw it and is worth a solid star on its own. The story is a great fantasy classic – the true heir is uncovered and the evil ruler tries to prevent him taking his rightful place. There is the quintessential fantasy group of differing skilled friends who go forth to right a great wrong. There is plenty of intrigue and many battles. There is a wonderful magical sword and a powerful dragon ally. All the ingredients for a fabulous old-school fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer
One of the most important features of a Kaiju is its roar. Every Kaiju has their own unique roar, which allows them to be instantly recognized from a distance. For example, Godzilla’s roar is the most famous and iconic Kaiju roar and it starts as a high shriek before turning into a deep bellow. While I have successfully came up with a name for my Kaiju, I have yet to come up with its own roar. Any suggestions? I would appreciate the help. Thank you.