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Today I’m on the ‘The Invisible’ blogtour, organised by Meerkat Press.
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About the Author :
It’s election time in New Babylon, and President Maggie Delgado is running for re-election but is threatened by the charismatic populist Ted Rust. Newly appointed City Commissioner Georg Ratner is given the priority task to fight the recent invasion of Synth in the streets of the capital, a powerful hallucinogen drug with a mysterious origin. When his old colleague asks him for help on another case and gets murdered, things become more and more complicated, and his official neutrality becomes a burden in the political intrigue he his gradually sucked into. Supported by Laura, his trustful life partner and the Egyptian goddess Nut, Ratner decides to fight for what he believes in, no matter the cost.
Guest Post :
The Egyptian link : character Nut
There are meany reasons why I included the Egyptian goddess of the skies, Nut, in my novel “The Invisible”. The first one is personal. When I was a kid, I sometimes visited the Louvre museum in Paris, and I especially loved the Egyptian section, which I found both creepy and exciting. There were many sculptures that I loved, and one especially, struck me: a huge black granite sarcophagus, called the Djedhor sarcophagus, with an engraving of Nut holding up the sun in her hands.Her image has stayed with me for years, and when I introduced commissioner Georg Ratner in my first novel, “The Babylonian Trilogy”, I thought she would be a good addition as his secret partner. The other reason is that I wanted Ratner to be an ambivalent character: both extremely rational in his police work, yet poetic in his view of the world. I couldn’t picture him as religious, but as someone who had a secret temple inside, with his own goddess, whom he sees more as a friend than a supernatural creature. It was also important for me that a figure of authority (a cop, in this case) had a female goddess above him, reminding him how important harmony is, and that harmony can only happen through absolute respect and equality – hence their relationship, which is absolute friendship, loving but honest at the same time.Finally, Nut is perfect for the totle of the novel. What is more visible and invisible than the sky above and under us? We keep watching it, looking for clouds or for birds, but de we really see it? Nut represents that: the invisible pillars of what we call reality, that hold everything together, unseen.
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