In some ways my fourth rewrite of Pandora’s Kiss has been a total pain in the backside but in others it has been the turning point needed.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Pandora’s Kiss I will explain the nub and gist. Pandora’s Kiss is about three girls who live in three different parts of the world but attend the same school. They are able to do so because the story is set in a time where the Earth is all in one piece and not separated across various oceans.
They all harbour great desires. Desires to which would see them tortured or even killed. You can meet my three main characters in other blog posts. Look for Rosie, Leah and Sylvie.
They find that reaching for their desires has actually written their destiny as they come to meet three women who are deities to another world and they disclose that they can save Episkopos from a terrible fate but only if they free the Seniorems and their protectors.
How do they do this? Well, as the girls are Verbotens, gifts from the gods with extraordinary powers they have to use them to locate their actual whereabouts. Although that’s easy said than done as identities change and locations differ.
The ending sees the Moirai retrieve Pandora’s Box to seal away the souls of the Seniorems for good and to cast a dark shadow of chaos over Episkopos for many decades to come. And a revelation from one of the deities sends Rosie into a tailspin which paves the way for the next book.
The most trouble I have had with this book is the setting. I have been flitting between medieval and modern day. I have recently thought about leaving Christianity out of it as it’s just a few decades from when the world started but that’s just an idea.