As I explained in my previous post, The Kings series is much more than simply a mystery for me. There’s another story running concurrent with what’s on the surface that some of you may have picked up on.
Honestly, this is such a tough subject it’s going to require more than one post. So, here is the first part of my truth that is the story of Casper:
On the surface in the first book, Casper is seeking to find out who or what the mysterious Kythera is and how it/they play a part in her new life in Charleston.
But before you can answer what’s going on behind the scenes, you have to come to understand what Kythera represents.
Kythera on the page is a secret society of powerful people, but I created Kythera to represent all the trappings that our very materialistic world has to offer.
Kythera rolls up everything this life can offer into one nice little package. Members have unlimited resources, power and lifestyles we are told are worth obtaining and should be the ultimate goals of our lives (whether we admit it or not…just look at the celebrity culture). Money and materialistic wealth are the pinnacle of their lives.
But this life comes with a price…you have to give up something to receive it.
In the story, Casper and other members have to give up control of their lives in order to gain everything that Kythera is promising. All decisions are made in the best interest of Kythera not respecting what each individual may want.
That’s not to say that automatically all those things Kythera is offering is terrible, but that anything in excess that takes complete control has a price to be paid.
Like in the Kings, we have a choice. We can choose to follow what this world tells us to follow or we can choose to follow something more.