Posts tagged ‘Talking Animals’
Watch and listen to this fantastic u tube video and ask yourself, do you believe like some scientists that these are just random sounds, or could whale speech be just to complicated for us to understand?
In The Chronicles of Banain book two, you will meet some incredible talking whales, as well as lots of new characters from the frozen icecap. Book two is due out in Mid 2014. So if you haven’t already read it, buy book one AWAKENING now.
Book two, NORTHLINGS is well under way and follows Banain into the frozen north to rescue his friend the wolf Bodolf, who has been taken by an army under the control of a powerful dictator. Banain will need all his skills and allies or he risks losing everything.
In AWAKENING, horses, like all animals have developed in the five thousand years since the great freeze.
Most of the European horses that survived the terrible storms and tsunamis that accompanied the great freeze, were forced far to the south, away from the freezing polar icecap. Only stopped from going further, by the natural border of the Mediterranean sea.
Building their ability to communicate with each other, they slowly built in numbers using their intelligence and speed to escape most of their predators……Until man came back into the equation.
In the last thousand years they had been hunted for meat, bred for cavalry mounts and faced being eradicated as a wild species and enslaved for life. Now they can choose their destiny again!
In Banain’s dominion, no longer can a human enslave an animal against his will, if a human wants to ride into battle rather than walk, they have to convince a suitable mount to accept them. It is a symbiotic agreement, whereby both parties benefit. Inter-species communication between most animals and man had been enabled through Banain’s gifts, greatly enhanced by the Immortals.
The result, apart from most species being able to understand each other, is the realisation of the needs of all creatures, which do not differ wildly from species to species.
In AWAKENING, the horse chooses its rider and once the breath of life has been shared, they are bonded for life.
Here is a short excerpt from the book, where Star bonds with Banain.
A short while later, the messenger arrived with his heavily armoured warhorse, both dwarfed by Star who walked alongside them. The mighty animal was impressive to Banain; he stood almost eighteen hands high and weighed over eight hundred kilograms.
“I am Star, formerly of Lord Erador’s cavalry. I thank you for setting me and my kin free, Banain. I pledge my service to you for life and share the breath of friendship with you.” Star trotted up and lowered his nose to within centimetres of Banain’s, and then he exhaled in the traditional horse greeting.
“I thank you Star and accept your pledge. I would be honoured to ride with you,” Banain said, breathing in the air of the big horse and returning his own. “You understand that this is a dangerous quest and that I cannot guarantee your safety,” Banain said, looking for any doubt in the horse. He found none.
“My kind welcome danger; it is where we differ from our wild cousins. We charge in, whilst they charge away,” Star said, a deep sense of pride evident in his words.
“Do you require a saddle and bridle to ride me, Banain?” he asked.
“No, thank you. I think I will be fine.” With that, Banain leapt nimbly onto Star’s back.
“I think you will!” Star said, amazed. He could hardly feel the well-positioned and balanced rider. “If Grindor is to ride me again, perhaps you could give him lessons, Banain.” Star gave the equivalent of a horse chuckle.
“I heard that, horse,” Grindor said, his sadness turning to indignation.
“I am only joking, Grindor. You rode well…for an ape!” Star replied as he disappeared from view, following the messenger.
In this follow-up to AWAKENING, Banain is faced with a mighty challenge from the frozen north.
Life was hard for young Banain in AWAKENING , in book two it does not get any easier!
All his powers will be needed to fight a deadly enemy from the frozen icecap that covers a third of the northern hemisphere.
Due to be published mid 2015.
Set five thousand years in the future it follows the life of Banain, a child born in to post apocalyptic earth with very special powers. Almost wiped out as a species by the terrible storms and freezing conditions in a world that is now half covered in ice, man is just starting to dominate the planet again.
But this time the animals are bigger, more intelligent, and can talk!
At just three months old, Banain is rescued from the jaws of death by an eagle called Krys. This event sets in motion the roller coaster adventure that is Banain’s life and sees him joining forces with the immortals, who train his mental and physical abilities.
Banain has to grow beyond his years quickly if he is to survive, and with the help of the immortals and his animal friends, save the world from destruction again.
Turr is one of the main characters in AWAKENING, The Chronicles of Banain and is based on a real sea creature.
It (they have no gender) represents millions of Turritopsis Dohrnii, better known as Immortal Jellyfish.
In their linked collective memory, they have witnessed the devastation wrought on the earth by man, and with the help of Banain, the child warrior, they are determined to stop it from happening again.
Have a look at the video below from Epic Wildlife