I posted the same thread on Writers Beat, and I'm also gonna ask you guys for your opinon. Anyway, I've got this idea for a post-apocolypse novel. I'm thinking something along these lines: A Research team lands on Mars and finds Crystals in a hidden cave. They take the Crystals from the cave and bring them back to Earth. When they land on Earth, the Crystals crack open and a virus spreads around the world, killing of most of the population, apart from about 200 kids, who have been chosen by the "Aura" of the Crystals to lead Planet Earth into a new age. The Crystals give the kids special powers, and soon all hell breaks loose. So yeah, do you reckon that's a good enough reason for the End of the World, or yeah, is there a better reason of how I can kill off the worlds population. I want to stay away from Nuclear War, and I'll only use that as a last resort. So, all opinons are open.