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About the series
Shattered Heaven is an epic sci-fi series created by Christopher Tilford. The series started out as a novel and spawned into 6 books. The first book, “Sins of the Soul” is available on Amazon and the second, “Shadows of Existence” will be available this summer. The series has also spawned audio shorts and an animated web series.
After years of exploration and terraforming, Mars has become stable enough to sustain life. New resources have been uncovered and a race for their exploitation has begun. The year is A.R. 100, a century after humanity’s run in with the threat of extinction. War rages on the Martian surface between the two allied governing nations of the world, the Trinity Alliance and the Euro-Asian Pact, while war machine developers such as Genesis reap the benefits with their contribution to the world in the form of mechanized frames; giant robotic power suits piloted by brave men and women. Adam Novus, a teenage intern at Genesis finds himself aspiring for more out of life. Wanting to join his brother Stephen in the Trinity Alliance military as a frame pilot he trains with no restraints. Finally when he is given the opportunity to prove his skill tragedy strikes and he is quickly thrown into the dark, unrelenting chaos that is war.
Voice Type: Sultry, lower pitch end of the spectrum.
- And you’re his communications officer? [Sounding doubtful, should be sarcastic] I’m sure he’s in good hands.
- You can’t be serious? They’re coming from all sides [pauses] Get the hell out of there now! You can’t win this!
- My eyes are up here, it’s not polite to stare ya know! Don’t make me hurt you.
Coming from a militaristic family, Nicole has been no stranger to the pain and sacrifices of war. At an early age she took much pride in her parent’s storied career in the Alliance. She looked up to them as if they were solely responsible for protecting everything she saw. Over time, she was introduced to family friend, Frank Copiare. Copiare was her father’s partner early on in their career. During her 16th birthday, her life changed. Her parents were involved in an accident on Mars in its terraforming years. The incident was ruled as accidental, but Nicole harbored onto the notion that it involved the EAP. Due to the highly strained political talks and negotiations going on at the time, all potential conflicts were swept under the rug.
Nicole, under the guidance of Frank Copiare, entered the Alliance as his personal assistant. Over time, she became one of the best field operators in the entire Alliance. Stoic and reserved, she preferred to keep to herself, focusing only on the orders given to her. She initially joined the Alliance to investigate her parents death further, but over time, her motivation changed.
She soon transferred to the Frame division and became one of General Copiare’s most reliable pilots. Often taking the lead during sorties. The night before her promotion ceremony to General, her unit was involved in an accidental mining explosion near one of the EAP facilities on the outskirts of Evo, one that left her missing half of her left hand. With EAP units closing in and injured companions slowing the rest of the team down, she was faced with a choice. After the team came to a consensus, Nicole pulled the trigger, killing her injured pilots. The decision to put them out of their misery to save them from possible torture at the hands of the EAP was not one that came easy. She had never taken a life with her hands before that moment, in a Frame, yes, but not with her own hands. From that point on, her attitude towards the war and soldiers changed. She closed herself off completely from the outside world, including her own subordinates. Soldiers, to her, are nothing more than pieces on a board, ready to sacrifice for the greater outcome.
Currently, she is a General, stationed on Evo. She heads a unit filled with fresh-faced pilots. She refusing to admit it, but they remind her of her former self. Nicole will always put the mission first, regardless of those who may be put into harms way. For her, it’s all about the end result. Because in the end, the world doesn’t play nice.
Voice Type: Natural sounding, medium-high pitch.
- Mock me all you want, but things sort of changed ever since the exam.
- He says that, but I’m the one getting stuck with all the paperwork.
- I get that he had a thing for her and the way it happened was tragic, but let’s be honest, she was sort of a bitch from time to time.
Orphaned at an early age and shipped from foster home to foster home, Sean never really knew what it was like to have a central family unit. When he was 15 he witnessed his first VR Frame match during a tour of Genesis’ main facility. He became curious that the machines being used were virtual replications of actual Frames the company built and supplied to the Alliance military. From that point on, he continued to increase his studies in engineering, hoping to find a job in the field he had recently become exposed to. When the head of the foster home took notice, Sean was introduced to Mathew Amare, one of Genesis Global’s leading developers. Mathew saw potential in Sean and enrolled him in the upcoming Intern class. Focused on establishing some form of security, Sean always paid more attention to his work while the rest of the class would socialize. It was this seclusion that eventually brought him closer with Christina Efflorenso. The two shared similar passions and hit it off quickly.
General Frank Copiare
Voice Type: Gravely, low pitch
- You’re giving me that look again, Stephen. [Sighs/relenting] Fine, I’ll approve the mission, under one condition. You set me up with that cute blonde that just transferred!
- Things are getting a little too dangerous, don’t you think? All reports on that Irregular have been erased and the higher ups are blocking my inquires. Best to proceed with caution.
- [Completely sarcastic/trolling] OH MY GOD! WHAT AN UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENT!
Frank Copiare is one of the most respected generals in all of the Alliance. Calm and approachable, the General has managed to end high intensity situations without the loss of life on either side of the conflict. Often showing kindness and mercy to his enemies, he prefers to focus on knowledge over brute force. After losing his wife during a terrorist attack he came across a young girl named Amber who had lost her parents during the incident. Noticing her desire to protect others, he adopted Amber and took her under his wing. A natural father-figure, General Copiare has also taken other young up and coming soldiers under his car. Most notably Nicole Mest and recently, Stephen Novus.
Under his cool demeanor lies a tactician with no equal. While he prefers to avoid bloodshed, he is not afraid to pull the trigger when the situation demands it.