What Is The Weaver Saga?
A young adult novel series. A paranormal thriller. A cross between Buffy and The X-Files. My attempt to be even 1/10 as talented at making fiction as Joss Whedon.
All of these describe The Weaver Saga. But the Saga started for me as an homage to one of my oldest friends. Among her many interesting traits was the tendency to have very, very vivid zombie dreams. Every morning, she'd regale us all with tales of her latest battles with (or escapes from) the undead. Everyone has had a dream so lifelike that they mistook it for reality -- well, to hear her stories, all of her dreams were like that. This woman got to live a zombie movie every night! (You can only imagine my jealousy.)
And so, one day, I was thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know): What if the dreams really were real? What if someone dreamed about monster attacks at night -- only to have them happen the next day? Thus was born Alex Cronlord, the fifteen-year-old blonde girl who could see the monsters before they struck. The rest of The Weaver Saga grew up around her.
Many people will surely think that Alex is blonde as an homage to Buffy, or perhaps to make her appealing to the teen and twenty-something male readers. She's not. She's blonde because my zombie-dreaming friend is blonde. And the reason that (SPOILER ALERT) the threat of a zombie apocalypse hangs over part of the series is in tribute to the stories my friends and I spent so many hours enjoying.
The analogy isn't perfect. At the start of the series, Alex would much rather run from danger than fight it head on. The same cannot be said of my old friend -- I'm several feet taller than she is, and made very, very sure to never make her mad. Still, this series is definitely a case of art imitating life.
Welcome to The Weaver Saga.
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