10 Hints for Secret Book (3/3) All Ten!

Sorry to say, but I’ve been on a prolonged break from Enden: A Fantasy Novel. As you probably know, I unpublished that book so I could rewrite it. But… I got burnt out about 75% of the way through, and I decided to take a break and focus on a different project, just for a little bit. Well, that “little bit” has turned into an entire novel, and now I’m almost finished with that.

I plan on finishing the draft, making it as good as possible, and we’ll see after that! I might use this book to try and lure in an agent, or I might just publish it after a few rounds of edit and a cover. What does that mean for the publication date? No idea. It’ll probably be a while. Sorry 😦

ANYWAYS, that’s not what’s important. What really matters is that I’m giving you a few hints 😉 Here are ALL TEN HINTS, in order. Can you figure it out? Nah, probably not, but give it a shot. Let me hear your theories at davidkummer7@gmail.com or on the Facebook.

1. Let Me In

This isn’t a hint so much as an inspiration, but here ya go. Also, the synopsis of the movie, from da Google.

Bullied at school, neglected at home and incredibly lonely, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) spends his days plotting revenge on his tormentors and spends his nights spying on other residents of the apartment complex. His sole friend is Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), a strange girl who comes out only at nighttime. Both outcasts, the two form a strong bond. When Abby’s caretaker disappears amid a series of gruesome murders, Owen begins to suspect that she is hiding a terrible secret.

2. Important Guy

Here is a picture that I’m not going to explain, much give it to you. I’ve used lots of images to keep my mind on task and visual the characters/world/plot, so here is one of those.

3. DxixxSxeAxsxE

This hint is a simple one, but probably the most important, believe it or not. And it’s just two words:

The Decay


4. Ruby by twentyonepilots

This hint comes in the form of a song, which you can check out right here on YouTube.  Not only do I really like this song, but it inspired me to write this book (in a sense.) The actual plot isn’t all too close to the song, but I think you’ll see a lot of similarities in the emotions. Just… give it a listen, and maybe it’ll give you a better idea of what the book’s about.

And if not, then you just heard an awesome new song. You’re welcome.

5. Important Setting #1

This is a picture, and I’ll give you a bit information about it than the last one. In this case, it’s actually a scene from the book, and a rather important one at that. Everything begins, and ends, with this wall.

Imagine this stone wall….

with this view behind it…

And that’s basically the scene in my head.

6. Main Character Pics

Well, I guess I’ll give you another pic. Here are the main characters, named Abi and Natheme. I’ll explain more about why he’s named that in the next post.



7. Picture of a creek

Yay more scenery pictures! You’ve already gotten the stone wall, so now I’ll throw in a different setting that shows up quite a few times in the plot. Almost all of my books have creeks in them. Not sure why that is… They’re almost never happy either.

8. Anathema by twentyonepilots
Yet another song that’s very important to me personally, as well as to the story. Just think about it. The main character’s name, Natheme, is literally derived from the title of this song. This shows more about his characteristics and personality than anything else I’ve hinted at. Keep that in mind, when you listen. (And you should).
9. Close your eyes
Three words… Ewww.
10. Snippet
Ah, the final hint! And for this one, I’m giving you a piece of the book! Now, this is a pre-edit, pre-cut part of the book, so it might not even show up in the real thing, but still. Be grateful.

I hope there’s something out there


this building isn’t our home. I’ll never call it that. It doesn’t feel right. Neither do the walls. They’re different, slimy. I wonder what’s outside. I forgot.

Every day, I remember less of that world. I know it’s a cruel place. Inside is good. That’s what they tell us, and the others eat up their lies. But I don’t believe. I can’t.

Only Abi is like me, or more accurately I’m like her. And the Old Man. He’s different from us, even. I’m not sure what he is. I’m not sure where we are. I don’t want to eat the food anymore.

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