Know Thyself, the first book in the Stories from the Circle series, chronicles the growth of “Apprentice Caretaker” Miles Dean from the discovery of his calling through his training under the powerful “Guiding Caretaker” Oliver Crucias. Earth is just one world in a macrocosmic “Circle” of worlds, and Caretakers must journey in consciousness to each world to undertake Caretaker Quests that thwart creation’s greatest enemies, the “Breakers,” who seek to destroy creation. In order to secure their victories, Caretakers grow to realize great powers, but in this latest generation, those powers may not be enough.
Oliver Crucias in the Elysian Caretaker Shrine (from Book One: Know Thyself).
This painting is of the ancient study room and archive where Miles underwent his initial training as an Apprentice Caretaker.
“The warm spot in the sky beckons all of our kind. But each one alone must choose to embrace it …”
A 16th Century Map of the Great Circle from the Xalapa Caretaker Shrine (from Book One: Know Thyself)
Luzciel will hold this map once she accepts her calling as Caretaker.