What does loyalty really mean?

Thomas Jefferson is famed for having said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

A variation of this was written by Alan Moore in the V for Vendetta comic book series in the late 1980s…: “People should not fear their government. Government should fear their people.” (Thank you WikiAnswers for this information)

On Lorata, there is no Thomas Jeffereson, but this quite really does remind me of what Zarrek does in Cioria. If you’ve read my description of book three on the about page, you realize that Zarrek takes over another kingdom,clearly by force.  Without giving away too many details, I can say that it sparks a lot of questions.  I am not telling you one way or the other what is right or even what I believe, but presenting both ideas through the story. 

If a kingdom or country is in turmoil, what is the right thing to do: oust the leader put someone new and better into place, or let the leader remain in power despite all suffering, because they are the rightful ruler (whether my blood or legal selection), and they should be respected?  There are other questions, too; should one’s own family be supported even if what they are doing is questionable, or is there ever a justifiable reason to go against them?  Can even the darkest hearts feel true love? 

When it comes to patriotism, there are so many different views out there, and so many possibilities, it’s hard to know for sure whether you are right, and so I sit back most nights and just write. 

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons, and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a distant planet watched over by four deities: good, evil, elemental, and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the realm whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently three books completed, and the first one can be read online. Book four is currently being written, and a fifth will most likely be in the future.
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