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"Evolution can be...inconvenient." - series tagline.
An independent novel by self-published author, Luke Green that can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ESG092 the following is lifted from the summary on Amazon. Feel free to replace it with something better.
Technology and Technique
Life and Lives
Battles and Wars
They start as one thing... ...and then become entirely another.
Evolution can be inconvenient.
It's no different from Bravura Academy.
Yoon-Ji "Yooji" Jeon considers herself an average girl, perhaps smarter than most. However, she's found herself stuck in the role of the school's student body disciplinarian with a reputation for strength that she thinks is going to get her in trouble sooner or later.
When the pack of new students at the school includes three unique siblings and a serious young man from Europe, she'll have more than just her worries to consider.
This is a world where science fiction meets ancient myth and the rise of psychic powers. Magicians and exorcists walk the world alongside pilotable, humanoid "uprights."
As it stands, the worlds of Avalon, a high-tech organization of mercenaries; Yomi and Nirvana, ancient, hidden nations of occult power; Psyche, a shadowy organization of mystics and psychics; and Bravura Academy, a boarding school for talented young men and women; have but touched without really seeing each other.
But in the pages of this book, individuals from those worlds will finally take full notice of each other.
This book is a show of homage to a variety of sci-fi and fantasy novels and stories as well as various influences, clear or not so clear, from anime and manga.
- Alternate History: The history of the world from Divine Blood is rather different:
- Burma, the Empire of Myanmar, rose to power in South East Asia after World War II thanks to Mac Arthur getting Imperialist in late WWII.
- The US has two States in Asia: Okinawa and Shandong.
- Warsaw Pact survived the Soviet collapse, but is in chaos right now.
- The three major "free world" countries aside from the US include the part of China that escaped Burma's push in the late 40s and early 50s, an alliance of Middle Eastern countries and Australia.
- Animal Motif: Naiki is a shark.
- Ascended Fanfic: From Divine Blood
- Badass: Several
- Badass Normal: Most of Avalon
- Ensemble Cast
- Expy: Several Characters due to being an Ascended Fanfic
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink
- Fantastic Slurs
- Also Deep One
- Functional Magic: Several Types
- Channelling is blunt, swift manipulation of Life Force (for humans, Chi)
- Shaping are ritualistic blessings and curses formed from Life Force
- Magic is borrowing the inborn powers of other beings.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Despite being the same age as his sisters, Deimosu
- Mini-Mecha: the Uprights
- Psychic Powers: Captain Trolleti and the Semezou Family mostly, though there are others.
- Shout-Out: Several
- Tsundere: Played with. Yooji's tsundere act is mostly just that, an act. And she's just about constantly afraid someone is going to call her on it.
- Van Helsing Hate Crime: Actually referred to as "Van Helsings"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Odd hair colors implies a long family heritage of psychic ability.