Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon Dystopian Challenge! 08.11.2012

Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon Dystopian Challenge


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Thanks to Cristina at A Reader of Fictions, this challenge is to take a classic novel and explain how you would like to see it turned into a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel! What a great idea!

For this challenge, I’d like to choose two classic novels:



Tristan and Iseault


I would combine the two novels to include a story about the four characters and their forbidden love—except I would change the characters from:

Romeo and Juliet to….

Robertinux and Julian

and Tristan and Iseult to…

Tracendeye and Isabel


They would be part of a parallel world consisting of the New Fae and the Dawn Magistrates, competing species for rule of a broken world.

The New Fae are androgynous beings with enormous wings that stay lit in the dark and are born to couple with same-sex partners within a community called Colonies.

The male Fae are separated from the female Fae in the belief that each gender is unclean and an abomination to one another—until they come across the mystical Dawn Magistrates.

The Dawn Magistrates come from The Old World, The Hidden Place, believed to be descendants of the First Fae Family before The Time of Light. With the indoctrination of the belief that different gendered Fae should be coupled, their Wings of Majesty, which used to shine and glow in the dark has but been quenched and their bodies weakened with less power.

The Dawn Magistrates wish to extinguish the New Fae and their androgynous coupling in order to steal the light that from their wings and once again rule with what they consider to be  their True Wings.

The characters of the New Fae Colonies, Robertinux and Julian, and Tracendeye and Isabel, must fight the history of old to ensure the Time of the Light doesn’t fade away…

Forest Fae by Amethystana. From:


For more posts on the Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon, you can visit here.


Which classic would you choose to recreate a dystopian or post-apocalyptic novel?


Zara Alexis


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