What happens when two highly technological civilizations bring their Artificial Intelligences to a planet where Magic works, and the A.I.s learn to use it? Terrans and Sekhmet fled from their war-torn worlds and traveled through a portal to find refuge on the planet Rulari, where magic rules and men and women live or die by the sword.
"An intriguing mixture of Fantasy and Science Fiction."
Yes, I confess I've done it again--The Rulari series now has new covers, The e-books are already available every where but Amazon which has to be loaded separately. Due to budget constraints, the paperback versions won't be ready until the end of September.Over the years, I've constantly changed or updated my book covers. This is not to fool readers into buying the book a second time, but to keep the covers from being outdated as the mores for Sci-Fi and Fantasy covers change. Recently a fan asked me for a list of the changes, as she was experiencing difficulty telling which books she had already purchased. I've created a separate page with the old and new covers. If you are confused as well, click here
Find out what happens when two highly technological civilizations bring their Artificial Intelligences to a planet where Magic works, and the A.I.s learn to use it. Terrans and Sekhmet fled from their war-torn worlds and traveled through a portal to find refuge on the planet Rulari, where magic works and men and women will live or die by the sword.
Rulari Land of Myth & Magic
On a planet called Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy, a way to open a Portal from world to world was discovered in the late 22nd Century. Were these new worlds simply other planets in the known galaxy or did the gateways lead to other dimensions with other physical laws? Or perhaps—both?
Earth itself was constantly beset by strife and wars. The Portals became simply another item to be fought over. It came to pass that a group on the losing side of one of these conflicts captured and held a Portal for a space of half a year, and seeing inevitable defeat in their future, sent their families ahead to another world. As the winning forces flooded the city, the last of the losers fled through the Portal, erasing their destination as they left so they couldn't be hunted down by their enemies.
Travel now to the world of Rulari, the new home of the escaping Terrans. Home also to refugees of a race descended from felines as men were descended from primates. Because of the Ley Lines, both groups arrived in the same areas of Rulari at roughly the same time. The laws and customs of the two societies were quite different, and although at first both groups were tolerant of these dissimilarities, disputes began to arise between them and gradually a kind of armed hostility became a way of life between the two populations.
Both groups brought with them the Artificial Intelligences created on their home worlds. Like the Terrans and Sekhmet, the A.I.s learned how to work with the laws of magic governing their new homeworld.
Humans are adaptable and soon prized those families with the ingrained talent to use magic. Most Magi had the innate ability to learn magic but affinity for certain types of abilities usually manifested in those with strong talents.
In the years since man first came to Rulari, Places Of Power were searched out by both Terrans and Sekhmet. The Terrans established new portals enclosed in keeps, and held by seven of the most powerfully gifted families. Formidable wards were created and set in place to ensure the keeps stayed in the control of the families, who were sworn to serve the best interest of the magic users or Magi as they came to be called. One of these ancient keeps was Ironlyn, on the northwestern sea of the country of Askela. It has been held by a family named Mabinogion for nearly two hundred years
What happens when two highly technological civilizations bring their Artificial Intelligences to a planet where Magic works and the A.I.s learn to use it? Terrans and Sekhmet fled from their war-torn worlds and traveled through a portal to find refuge on the planet Rulari, where magic governs and men and women will live or die by the sword.
"An intriguing mixture of Fantasy and Science Fiction."
Cadence survived the massacre of her parents and got her teenage sisters out alive. But now it was up to her to bring their murderer to justice.
Teenage human and Sekhmet boys and girls were vanishing overnight from their homes and each side blamed the other for the disappearances. Duty demands Cadence find and rescue them, keep her own sisters safe, and bring to justice the blood traitor who killed her parents.
Harmony, the A.I. who should have helped her has fallen victim to spell locking her out of the Ley lines. So Cadence has only herself, her 13-year-old sisters, and maybe Drake Owen Mabinogion. She knew Owen was more powerful than he let on, but he was here to search for a Jacite spy. Could she convince him to help her find and rescue the missing teens, regain her inheritance, and bring her uncle to justice?
Quotes From Reviews
“This one grabbed my attention and I was impressed with the colorful characterizations and clear visualizations of a world I had not envisioned.” JFSIV
“Fast paced, strong characters. Everything you can ask for in an amazing book.” Jacki T
5 out of 5 stars
Technology and magic collide as people flee from one world to another.
For lovers of sci-fi with a dash of fantasy another enjoyable read from this author.
A story of treachery, survival, family bonds and justice!
Thank you for the opportunity to read your book
5 out of 5 Stars
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2022
I do not normally read this genre. My tastes run more to history or thriller novels. This one grabbed my attention and I was impressed with the colorful characterizations and clear visualizations of a world I had not envisioned. The fantasy part if the authors world makes perfect srnse. The interactions of several different types of "people", including an A.I. group, is intriguing. I do not feel reiterating a storyline is fair to other readers, but I will say it is believeable and leaves the reader satisfied with the conclusion yet aware that more could follow. It is standalone, but the reader is aware that previous chapters in this story have happened. I highly recommend Paladin.
On Kobo by Jackie T. on February 16, 2022
5 out of 5 stars
An amazing collection of scifi and fantasy to please everyone. Fast paced, strong characters. Everything you can ask for in an amazing book.
About Spell of the Magi
Rebecca was born to the Magi on a world where it meant slavery or death. All her life she has hidden from the Shan's Proctors who control the enslaved Magi. To keep her family safe from them, she will risk anything, tell any lie, even trick an innocent man into a forbidden marriage. She never expected to fall in love with him, but it happened. Now she and Andre must defy the Shan and his powerful Proctors with nothing but his skill with a blade and her untried magic.
About Magi Storm
A simple act of kindness dumps a young healer into a web of Magic intrigue and war.
When Catrin of Ironlyn arrives at the crumbling Wyvern Towers to unite Wild Magi Logan Silvermane aka the Weatherman with his baby son, she finds it in ruins. Logan is there on mission to convince an old friend to accept the new Magi Accords. The Accords will free Askela's enslaved Magi from the tyranny of the Proctors and help keep everyone safe from an invasion by the nearby kingdom of Jacite.
They soon discover there is a traitor at Wyvern Towers. Can Catrin & Logan convince a powerful wizard to return and take up the Magi defenses of Askela before a Jacite agent destroys Askela's best hope for peace?