THE AEON CHRONICLES
In Chapter 1, ANGEL EYES, we are introduced to the not so distant future. There is no war. Countries have unified as one. Citizens are watched. Subservience is required by the state. There is finally peace after World War E, thanks to totalitarianism rule.
Aven uses sleight of hand when performing a card trick for Claire in Chapter 14, TRICKSTER. Little does she know, he’s had plenty of time to master this skill thanks to the nightly hauntings of a demon.
Sleight of hand (also known as prestidigitation or legerdemain) refers to fine motor skills when used by performing artists in different art forms to entertain or manipulate. It is closely associated with close-up magic, card magic, card flourishing and stealing. Because of its heavy use and practice by magicians, sleight of hand is often confused as a branch of magic, but is in reality a separate genre of entertainment, as many artists practice sleight of hand without the slightest interest in magic.
In Chapter 20, VIVA LAS VEGAS, Aven has made Claire a bucket list. To tour Sin City, she has to ride on the back of his motocycle. Once past the initial fear, she finds the ride is much more pleasurable than she had expected.
“PAR TES LE´VRES, MON PE´CHE´ EST PURGE´.” AVEN WHISPERED.
In the scene, of Chapter 24, PENTHOUSE, Aven quotes Shakespear’s Romeo and Julie, Act 1, Scene 5. Although the poetic tragedy was written in Old English, he uses the French language to emphasis how he feels about not only Claire, but himself.
Will Claire be the one to save Aven from his demons?
In Chapter 34, GIFTED, we learn a little more about this new secret drug created by InfiniCorp. It cures and prevents ALL diseases.
What makes that possible, you may ask?
Read on to find out the truth about this secret serum.
Chapter 41, WHITE AS SNOW. Did you guess who this white horse is from Book One? If you did, use #TheAeonChronicles in your stories on Instagram or post on Twitter, and let April M Woodard know! You’ll get free AEON swag for doing so!
In this scene of Chapter 41, WHITE AS SNOW, Claire is able to take a moment to reflect. But there is something so familiar about the meadow. Something is calling her to remember a memory locked deep within her soul.
In Chapter 48, BOYFRIEND, Aven explains that the “Circle” is a secret society. Only those in power, celebrities, and citizens with riches can be a part of this exclusive club. But Aven doesn’t know there is more going on with the Circle than what he has been told.
In Chapter 49, TRUTH FOR A TRUTH, Aven tells Claire about The Fool card. One of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck. In occult tarot, it is one of the 22 Major Arcana, sometimes numbered as 0 or XXII.