Land of Myth & Magic
In flight from a war-torn earth, humans escaped through a Portal and found refuge on the planet Rulari.
The Magi of Rulari chronicles the on-going saga of two very different societies cut off from their home worlds (Earth and Sekhmet) who must learn to live together on a world where magic works and men and women live or die by the sword.
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 peoples discovered that not only did time march differently on Rulari, but this new world answered to the rule of will, of heart, of mind and of magic as much as the laws science had governed their homeworlds.
Humans are adaptable and began to prize 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 magi 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
These stories are pure Sword & Sorcery. They are my tribute to that greatest of all Sword & Sorcery authors, Miss (Alice Mary) Andre Norton's Witch World Series. If you liked those books, I hope you will enjoy mine as well. There are currently two books in this series: Spell of the Magi, and Magi Storm. Magi Warrior (working title) will come out in Oct of 2021
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 untriedmagic.
About Magi Storm
The next adventure in the Sword & Sorcery sagas of the Magi of Rulari.
A simple act of kindness dumps a young healer into a web of magic intrigue and war.
When Catrin arrives at the crumbling Wyvern Towers to unite Wild Magi Logan Silvermane aka the Weathermaker, with his baby son she discovers the place in ruins. Logan is on mission to convince an old friend to accept the new Magi Accords. The Accords will free Askela's enslaved Magi from the tyrany of the Proctors and help keep them safe from invasion from the nearby kingdom of Jacite. Can they suceed before a Jacite agent destroys them and Askela's best hope for peace?