ABOUT THE BREATH OF LIFE
Beyond the Boundaries of Magic.
A young girl is haunted by the secrets of her dead father, by his discovery of an ancient powerful force that could create a new dawn in the world. Yearning to get answers, she dares to go on a reckless adventure with a stranger, an enemy to her nation, but enchanted by the same mystery.
This is a dynamic adventure story about a fantasy world full of mysteries, color and humor.
An orphan girl, Mila, is haunted by a mysterious voice and wakes up every night in cold sweat from her own piercing scream. In her nightmares she sees her father surrounded by a bright powerful force and shrieking tortured spirits tossing to and fro. Among this chaos is an enigmatic ancient object that keeps appearing in Mila’s dreams consistently, the Wheel of Life. Mila has the same object as a medallion which was left to her by her father and she always keeps it by her side. She believes that the Wheel of Life is the only clue to that bright force which was discovered by her dad and as he said could bring a new dawn in the world.
One day, when she is left alone, an unwanted guest, a young mage called Varlahm, appears at her home, who turns out to know where the real Wheel of Life is. Mila soon learns that he is an enemy to her nation but yearning to solve the mystery of the Wheel’s power, she dares to run away with him from her uncle’s home. Varlahm is enchanted that Mila knows the secrets, that he’s been trying to find for years, and now he urgently needs her help to figure out this Wheel of Life while he still has it. Varlahm stole the Wheel of Life from Gorday, the pompous and conceited leader of the Magi of Passion nation. Too weak to resist the terrible temptation to conquer the world, Gorday desires to submit all other nations of magic to his narcissistic authority by any means and bask in the boundaryless power. Varlahm is doing what he can to find out exactly how Gorday is trying to subject them all and prevent his cunning plans. Mila supports Varlahm’s noble and heroic intention to go against the bad guy, because if Gorday conquers the world, he’ll spread the heat of the volcanic landscape of his territory to all the other nations. Lava and fire will festively decorate the celebration of his tyrannic dictatorship which will make the world look pretty much like hell. More than that, being indirectly involved in the death of Mila’s parents, Gorday is nothing but repulsive to her. Quite unlike his closest ally, charismatic and alluring head of a mighty warrior nation, called Irinarkh.
On one hand, Irinarkh army doesn’t have magic but is so unexplainably powerful that they could definitely help Gorday conquer the world. But on the other hand, his rational character keeps trying to put some sense into the burning emotions of Gorday and almost keeps him on a leash. Irinarkh is Mila’s good friend from childhood and is in love with her. She’s interested in him too and she has a good reason: while everyone else is desperately trying to figure out the Wheel of Life's mystery, Irinarkh is the only one who actually knows what it's for and keeps the secret of how to wield it. However, he wouldn’t just give it away even to Mila, even when she’s using her charm to try to persuade him.
Apart from Irinarkh’s army, there’s another nation that doesn’t have any magical power and is like a dark spot in the world of colorful kingdoms of magic, the Cursed. This dying nation makes the situation in the world even worse than Gorday. Their most miserable existence in the underground caves is pure suffering. And in the last desperate hope to survive they steal the magical nations’ Scrolls of Wisdom, leaving the others without knowledge. The Cursed, in their dirty decaying bodies and torn robes, or as tortured spirits, are the ones that don’t cease to appear in Mila’s nightmares. In spite of the world’s general lack of access to the stolen Scrolls of Wisdom, Mila has read an impressive amount of them. She is led to them through the underground caves by the mysterious voice. Having a hunch that that’s where all the bodies are buried, Varlahm is undertaking a lot of research in the caves of the Cursed himself. Gorday sees a big threat to his plans in what Varlahm might discover and would do anything to get rid of him. That’s one of the reasons why the tight collaboration with “wanted” Varlahm doesn’t make Mila’s mission easy, as she is trying to solve the secret of the Wheel of Life and Gorday is trying to get back.
A couple of times Mila is extremely lucky to be saved by Irinarkh, right from the very heat of Gorday’s fiery rage. Varlahm, being in the same boat of this adventure gets brutally rescued as well, but remains totally perplexed… Why would Irinarkh be helping them? And indeed... Irinarkh... Is he actually going to assist Gorday in conquering the world? Who is he and what does he really want?