Qi, the Quickening, and the Force

Diana Beebe's Blog, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasyQi (or chi) is life energy. In Star Wars, it’s the Force. In Highlander, it’s the Quickening (maybe stretching a little).

A new book idea grabbed me recently (because I’m not busy enough, right?). I’ve been calling it Firelight, but I’m sure that title will change.

The life energy of the land has been torn apart for years. The main character (she doesn’t have a name yet) discovers how to restore the balance, but she doesn’t like what she has to do (what fun would that be?). There will be romance and threat of death and friendship and lots of danger (thanks to the evil villain who created the imbalance and lives on the life energy of the people. Ewww.).

Diana Beebe's Blog, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasyThere’s always a person or two who thinks using the Force for evil benefits them. Of course, they’re wrong. I don’t have a name for Qi (or Life) in this new book yet.

Whatever Qi is called, Life is in eternal balance. Evil destroys itself, eventually.

Do you know of other books or movies that use a “force” or life energy?

8 comments on… “Qi, the Quickening, and the Force”

  1. I always love Qi for a great Scrabble word! Lol

    The Matrix is a stretch as far as using humans for batteries, though a movie. Lol I’ll have to see if DH can think of any books.


    • Diana Beebe

      Oh, yes, The Matrix! Let me know if you come up with any others. 😉

  2. How about a female version of the Force. Like the Hub. Your main character could be nicknamed hubcap.

    • Diana Beebe

      I know what you mean. LOL. Too many ideas to write at the same time!

  3. ‘Evil destroys itself, eventually.’ … but not permanently. It’s part of the balance too. Without it what would heroes do? They’d get bored, that’s what. And there nothing worse than bored heroes cluttering up the countryside.

    • Diana Beebe

      “…cluttering up the countryside.” LOL. So true! There would be no stories if all the heroes were bored!

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