Friday, May 22, 2009

Fantasy Friday's Fantastical Character of the Day: The Seer

As Fridays are the day the Cybrarian posts reviews of books from the realm of fantasy, science fiction, and the paranormal, I have decided to use Friday as a day to introduce one the beings from The Destineers Journal of Fantasy Nations that is featured in the book being reviewed by the Cybrarian.

There are many beings in the world of fantasy. Many of them have special gifts and magical abilities. The Seer has the special gift of foresight – the gift of precognition that allows them to see images or shadows of things yet to be. Those with the abilities of the Seer have the supernatural ability to see things hidden from others. Sometimes this is a magical object that is otherwise invisible; sometimes it is the shadow of something that will happen in the near future. They have the ability to speak to the spirits, often through a dreamlike trance, and receive messages from these spirits. Seers are revered because of their rare power to see the future at will and are sought by those in high power to serve as their top advisor, thereby keeping them safe from their enemies.

While those who do not possess this gift think it would be truly one of the most amazing powers to have, those who have this true sight often feel it to be more of a curse than a blessing. The life of a Seer can be a very draining life path; they cannot always suppress their visions and when they inadvertently stumble upon the energy left behind by others it can often lead to strange and disturbing visions. These visions can be quite intense and can happen anytime and anywhere. For the Seer, the shadows of things soon to be, are everywhere.

This week’s Cybrarian’s book review explores the adventure packed science fiction novel, The Seer , by G. Clifton Wisler. Why not click over and check it out? Don't forget to check the website for other great things happening at the Cybrarie! Just a thought...

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Galen Kindley said...

Nancy, when you wrote….

the Seer has the supernatural ability to see things hidden from others…They have the ability to speak to the spirits, often through a dreamlike trance, and receive messages from these spirits.

I was immediately put in mind of my former boss. (Galen breaks-out in a cold sweat) He had all of these characteristics and more. Primarily, he was the world’s worst supervisor, a magical creature if ever there was one.

I can send you his email addy. Perhaps he’d have some insights…no pun intended…into a new creature or character for you!!

And, as always, this is brought to you free of charge! Wooo Hooo!

Best Regards, Galen

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of this fantastical fantasy character. I'll have to check it out. :)

The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

Karen Walker said...

Hi Nancy,
This post actually made me want to buy the book!

Karen Walker

N A Sharpe said...

Yeah, Galen, about that...I couldn't find your old boss' picture to add to the post, sorry. (Rolling on the floor usual. Galen, I love your sense of humor!)

Thanks Marvin!

Well THAT is good to hear :0)
PS There's a link (wicked smile)

Thanks for stopping by y'all


Helen Ginger said...

This is a new and fun idea for Friday posts. The seer -- can he take on different appearances?

Straight From Hel

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Helen!

Most seers are known for their prophecies - glimpses of shadows to come, but in the book The Seer on the Cybrarian 's review today, the boy also had the ability to plant images in your mind so you would see what he wanted you to. With that ability you would see the image the Seer wanted you to see.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Seers make great stories. I'm going over now to check out this review. Thanks.


N A Sharpe said...

Hi Patricia,

I like stories with seers - besides the fantasy element it easily adds an air of drama to the story line.

Thanks for checking out the review, too!


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