Mardi’s fictional story, a series of books, entitled THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD chronicles the exploits of a well-known dynasty as it progresses across centuries and continents, bringing us to our 21st century era, when themes of power and greed collide with the virtual world. The privilege of insular power the family once enjoyed is dismantled from inside and outside the familial realm. Dynasty secrets that have been dormant for centuries suddenly erupt on a global playing field. Lily Barrington, protagonist and wife of the family inventor stumbles upon the source of the dynasty’s power and ancestry. In the prequel book, THE SKELETON SCORE, Lily’s voice transforms into the guiding force Mardi uses to unravel a diabolical familial scheme– one that enables the family to trade at a faster and more efficient pace, making sure their profits roll right back into their own pockets. That is, until, news of a dynasty invention prematurely hits the world stage. The release comes on the heels of a starlit’s brutal murder. Lily mission: to carefully unlock “skeletons in the family closet” — and it means walking a line between the curiosity over the use of the invention by world audiences and her family’s need to operate in seclusion. Lily’s quest becomes our quest. Each one of the members of the family has a motive to have killed the young starlit, who was about to reveal the access code to the invention as it appeared encrypted in her recent hit song. Each one of the dynasty members is capable of not sharing access with the rest of the world.In a bold provocative voice, Mardi takes us back to Lily’s childhood and a RADIO scene that she shares with her brother Jack. As we enter the present day story,the memory of the voice of that long ago scene guides Lily through the family drama. Lily enters her greatest test, as she finds clues from her childhood radio memory that finally yield the access code to the invention. A four note DNA code is hidden in a musical key and is needed as proof of ownership and access to the invention. THE SKELETON SCORE brings us into Lily’s journey through the medium of radio and current technologies enabling world audiences to join in a spine chilling adventure.and unlock the family’s enormous power.
THE MEND EXPERIENCE, A 21ST CENTURY TOOL KIT
MEND (musical encode decode) is a real time invention created and fought over by the characters in my fictional narrative: THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD. The narrative is a series of five books that begins with THE SKELETON SCORE. Book one, clues us in to the historical roadmap of the ancient Barrington dynasty and their centuries old migration into modern times. The dynasty has many members around the globe who know how their secret musical language was built, maintained and used over the ages. The special Barrington character hierarchy has evolved over many generations to balance the interests of governing systems competing for power around the world. MEND is made from the musical language system culled by the Barrington members for posterity. Yet no one is quite ready for the astronomical speed with which the public is racing to get aboard!
The surfacing of 21st century MEND instantly enables any USER/READER to log on and utilize the secret Barrington language. This current occurrence on the global scene poses dangerous extinction issues for the Barrington dynasty, and in turn for all of us. The dynasty’s long developed secret knowledge base and language skills are critical to our forward notions of what reading, writing and speaking means, and how these complex human actions are powered up in our minds and bodies. Their family conflict revolves around MEND™ (Musical Encode/Decode), the ultimate 21st Century killer app. Every member of this dynamic family personally believes he or she is the one chosen to command the MEND™ experience. Lily Barrington is the wife of the inventor of MEND™. Lily is about to find herself in a diabolical coming of age test, chronicled in “THE SKELETON SCORE” Book 1 of the series of five books. Unfortunately, the Barrington members are locked into an all out fight over the identity of the country and recipient fit to carry the burden of such a volatile invention access code. Until the Barrington internal backstabbing can be resolved no one on the planet can partake of this unusual invention and prosper. But delving into the Barrington glossary, MEET THE MELODY MAKERS, a particular requirement leaps out to anyone who thinks they can uphold the Barrington name. The requirement names the recipient as“one who is first to the table” to write down the family melody and spell out the access code in musical notes understood as international phonetic syllables of text and tone. As we enter THE SKELETON SCORE, protagonist Lily Barrington is about to unleash the story of the Barringtons and lead a wanting public to the meaning of this four syllable puzzle access code. The Barrington puzzle is SO valued, that the drive to possess it has already claimed the life of her own daughter and is about to bring down an entire country and world. Unsuspecting Lily finds herself held for murder and treason for the MEND access she might give away. As we follow Lily, guiding her out of her dilemma, she discovers how her own Barrington history is filled with questions. Yet her unwavering capability in deciphering the meaning of text, tones, words, numbers, gives her audience confidence. Lily Barrington is our hope for the survival of reading where the thrill of interactivity and the power of sound and speech still exist in the act itself. READ MORE ON THESE EXCITING STORIES:
Rachel Barrington, American singing star extraordinaire has purchased her hot new iPad and is heading home. She is getting ready to use her iPad to pen her signature cadence to a tune she sang only hours ago on a NY stage…A global audience hearing the performance televised, is enthralled. Glued to their seats, they are still hearing the sound of her reverberating voice bounce off the stage. Hers is a voice so powerful, it cascades for what seems an eternity into the event horizon.Across the pond in Paris, a young child with a striking resemblance to Rachel is facing the sun, watching the playful shadows of the dawn dance on the pavement. The French child has the very same iPad, loaded with a hidden script of a new invention MENDtm, musical encode decode. Church bells are circling Paris. A variation of the tune of the American night, is playing out in a brighter key.At every strike of the bell, the French child, Odette Rae, responds to what Rachel writes with a counterpart matching chemical and geologic reference, encoded by MENDtm. The child is dancing a hopscotch that contains a message to be decoded by intelligence, in Washington D.C.The girls ages 8 and 18 are immersed in a secret Russian roulette duo captured by the MENDtm script. They are the bait of one of the biggest quantum nuclear experiments to hit the planet.Seeking immortality by storing life that reawakens with a click?! You are sure to find this experiment of interest. The powerful voice of Rachel is fading away. Days that were once numbered have turned into hours and instants. A theft, and premature release of the MENDtm invention has put the MENDtm script in the hands of the most innocent of the Barrington clan. Our existence is at risk. The stakes are high. Seconds are left to learn the intricate control mechanism of the MEND script and screen.A character legend controls MENDtm. Each of the Barringtons has an engraved insignia embedded in a character doll. The dolls are avatar tools. Seen in a Paris arcade, the character dolls weave an interlocking keyboard of data. The keyboard is used to get in and out of a hidden vault where the Barrington’s secrets to life are stored…Rachel Barrington singer extraordinaire, is murdered. Her audience of fans, at a loss to hear her next hit are challenged to follow the ill-fated voice of their promising star. Rachel lands on the secret to her splendid inheritance. She locates the echoing route of the Barrington clan as they appear on earth. As the breath of life leaves her, each character voice is heard in their domain of the universe. Her journey home to the vault, brings each of their parts to light. The MEND IP Keyboard is in hand!Listen to this interview, where creator Mardi-Ellen Hill tells the story of the Barrington plight…and how protagonist Lily Barrington, mother of the star, unlocks the history to the powerful force of the Barrington dynasty.Mardi-Ellen Hill chats with Carma Spence of ”The Genre Traveller – seeing the world through genre-colored glasses”.Read the background and and detail of the in-depth interview with interesting cross-references, and download the Podcast!
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Come back soon!Her theme song holds clues to her murder and the secrets that have followed a dynasty for ages….Click on RAE’s THEME to hear music from the prequel book: THE SKELETON SCORE.The music clues unlock a hidden town genome where the family’s magic lives forever!
© 2011 Mardi Ellen Hill