Brethren Beginnings~Rise of the Brethren, Deena Remiel

So now you’re curious. Where did the Brethren come from? Why are they here? Well, I have answers. And they come in the form of a free online serial called, Brethren Beginnings~Rise of the Brethren. It’s a continuing series that posts every three weeks on a Monday at high noon, Arizona time. Below is the first of 12 installments. Number 2 is over at Goddess Fish. Two of the nine Brethren have had their stories told already, so please head over to to their site for more!

Number 1

Time is eternal, no beginning and no end. And yet as humans we are on a constant mission to find when IT all began, how we came to be, and why we are here. We must have a purpose to this life, so many of us suggest. Some of us have found grand, solid purposes to our lives, while others continue to ponder, wallowing in the muck and mire of a horrid life thrust upon them without their consent. And so, while many of us live out our days finding love, building families and careers, others not as fortunate become predators, sniffing out any excuse to snuff out another’s purposeful life.

It was when humans had begun to segregate themselves this way, into people of goodness and people of evil, that the Brethren first surfaced on earth. Their appearance was not one of brilliance, nor was it apocalyptic. There were no meteor showers that day. There was no eclipse of the sun. No major earthquakes or other natural disasters were pointed to, heralding the coming of the Brethren.

They simply manifested.

There was a new awareness of being, of having hands to touch with, a mouth to speak with, eyes to see, and ears to hear, all new, independent and tangible features; yet each was dependent on another to absorb information and paint a complete picture of the world around them.

For all Brethren, there was, too, an immediate understanding of their purpose, and an acknowledgement that here was now their home, to protect, to heal, and to fight for.

©Deena Remiel, 2010.


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  2. Oh…thanks for the background on the series…will definitely check out the site


  3. Very interesting.

  4. Thank you for the background on the Brethern. NOw I have to go see the rest of the story..

  5. Thanks for sharing, I am curious about the story.

  6. Thanks for background, found it very interesting.

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  7. Thanks folks! I thought you might be interested in the prequels,so to speak. This is a non-romance, pure fantasy or urban fantasy spin. I love the grittiness of the stories… 🙂

  8. I love the picture! You’ve piqued my interest!

  9. I haven’t not read any of the books. I will check them out.


  10. Oh good, Sue! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 🙂

    Loretta, these aren’t books. They are an online serial I have available for free on their own website. 🙂

  11. wow the book cover is great and hope you have many more

  12. Thanks for all the info on the series. I have to check it out! kammie2u at ameritech dot net

  13. Great set up, Deena. You’ve really thought out your world.

  14. how do you authors come up with these complex societies – your brains must just work differently than many of us mere readers.

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  15. Desitheblonde, the cover for this series is all thanks to Dara England. She’s wonderful!

    Kammie, Maria, thank you. Creating a whole new world has it’s challenges, but overall it’s very rewarding. 🙂

    Di, I think it’s due to all the sci-fi I watch. As a kid it all started with Star Trek and B movies, then as an adult I watched the Highlander movies and tv show and read Sherrilyn Kenyon. 😉

  16. Looking forward to reading the Brethen. Love the pic.

  17. Thanks, Michaela! I look forward to you reading them as well! LOL 🙂

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