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A BRIGHT POWER RISING

VOLUME ONE OF THE GOLDEN RULE

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AscendantSun’s memory stretches back to the bloody birth of the cosmos. Created to serve a dead god, he tired of his empty religion and adopted the faith of his former enemies. Now, a threat from the past is forcing him to choose between his new friends and his own people.

Escaping enslavement made Grael a hero in others’ eyes. As everything he has won begins to slip away, he strives to protect his loved ones from both the Elfin invaders and the machinations of his own ruler.

Everyone else considers Garscap’s childhood tragedy to be a curse, but he knows it marked him for greatness. Mercenary, manipulative and murderous, he has the mind of a great leader, but not the heart. Will his ruthlessness prove ultimately to be his people’s salvation or their bane?

Prophesy is against them. Numbers, too. But, the greatest threat is mistrust. Can they forge an effective alliance before the bright power rising in the east destroys them?


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THE UNCONQUERED SUN

VOLUME TWO OF THE GOLDEN RULE

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Sequel to A Bright Power Rising.

Ever wish you were someone else? AscendantSun is about to…

He is beset by foes. The Harbinger’s legions threaten the people he strives to defend. Critics among his own followers undermine him. The ambitions of his unreliable ally, Garscap Torp, endanger him at every turn. Worse, the blood-thirsty god he spurned is about to return. However, the greatest enemy he must face is himself.

The riddle set for him on the Crooked Stair will be answered on the bloody fields of Cliffringden. But will he survive it?


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THE PARTING GIFT

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A short story set in the same world as A Bright Power Rising and The Unconquered Sun.

Certamen’s god is dead. His people, the Ors, are broken and enslaved. He finds consolation in the knowledge that they are safe… But not for much longer. Their masters, facing decimation by disease, are growing desperate. Desperate enough to kill.

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NO ESCAPE

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A desperate warrior carries a baby girl across a foreign desert. Although truth and honor are tattooed on his cheeks, Tharo has abandoned both virtues in his quest to protect his charge. But it’s only a matter of time before he fails her. Another man stalks them, a hunter no prey can escape, the dreaded Souldiviner.

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THE FATE HEALER

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A five thousand word short story where the quill proves to be more dangerous than any sword.

The genealogist Draston is charged with the impossible. His master, Hamvok the Merciful, craves a royal ancestor or two to legitimize his tyranny. But every avenue of Draston’s research comes to a dead end. Nobility has never sneezed on Hamvok’s ancestors, much less married into them. And now Draston’s time has run out.
To save himself from Hamvok’s violent displeasure, Draston promises to prove the tyrant is descended from a god. In doing so, he commits himself to a path of forgery and sacrilege. His enterprise will risk the wrath of gods. But, far worse, it will draw him to a shadowy figure more terrible than all the gods combined, the Fate Healer.

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ALIENITY

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Four short stories about aliens ranging from humorous to deadly somber.

The Trial of H.G. Wells

Death is but the beginning of H.G.’s problems as he is whisked into the future to face the wrath of one of his creations. But will he find justice there, too?

Peace At Last

Being Earth’s ambassador to the enlightened Kefloins is the pinnacle of Gwen Bomford’s career, but she’s about to learn something stinks on their planet when they turn to her to resolve their greatest shame. Is she and her team up to the task?

The Chosen One

The fate of Humanity lies in the hands of the most isolated human in its history. Espero was born to make first contact with the enigmatic alien Zoxies. He has lived his life on a space station cut off from all human contact in a bid to keep him free of microbial contamination. But the choice to be a hero or a villain still lies in his grasp.

The Tourist

Jane is the Earth’s first tour guide for aliens, but unfortunately, the planet’s first extra-terrestrial tourist also proves to be its most obnoxious ever. Every wonder she shows the blue slime, Glughokal, leaves him underwhelmed. Somehow, she must impress him before he departs and leaves Earth’s budding xenotourism industry in ruins.

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THE MURDER SEAT

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Dr. Herbert Marriott has a problem that only murder can solve. Luckily for him, the perfect weapon is locked away in his rundown museum, one too incredible for any court to accept. The cursed chair kills all who rest upon it. But will Herbert’s victim be so easily drawn to her fate?

A four and half thousand word short story.

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