Cloak of Magic
Somewhere along the line where human nature meets human imagination, myths are created.
Somewhere in that space lives the spirit that created and sustains Shehaios, the Fair Land.
One man embodies the gifts of the spirit. A man all too susceptible to the human flaws that lie beneath the cloak of magic.
The journey of self-discovery for Kierce, heir to the Lord High Magician, and Caras, heir to the chief of Oreath, is inextricably bound up with the history of their land.
The survival of their self-sufficient agrarian culture is threatened by the might of the sophisticated Empire of the Sacred Union, and neither Kierce’s cunning nor Caras’s courage may be enough to save the fair land.
A story that will take you on a wonderful trip into a fantasy world, and maybe reveal aspects of the real one.
Staff of Power
“Ours. This is ours. Our land. Our people”
Bloody war is raging through Shehaios. The violent death of the Shahaien King has compromised the power of the Magician and shattered the balance which united the land. It leaves Caras, Chief of Oreath, alone to confront the historic forces combining to destroy his heritage.
As Caiivoran tribal violence drives Caras ever further into the ruthless political embrace of the Empire of the Sacred Union, the liberty he has dedicated his life to begins to fall apart around him. To preserve anything of the Shaihen spirit, Caras is forced to contemplate sacrificing everything, and everyone, he has ever loved.
But Kierce the Magician has yet to play his final hand. Can he yet reclaim the Staff of Power and keep alive the dream of Shehaios? Who will be the final winners and losers in the battles between the tribes of the north and the Empire of the south? Who will inherit the Fair Land?
Spirit of Shehaios
Alsa had suspected trouble from the start. the glow of evening sunshine warming the marketplace in the far southern regions of Qivor province could not dispel the aura of menace hanging over the crowd gathered to hear Aruath of Shehaios speak. The religious house of Tay-Aien in Qivor, like the community it served, was a house divided.
The firstborn child of a Shaihen Holder and a Shaihen healer, Alsareth is heir to all the insights and power which set the Shaihen Magician apart. And she is also a passionate young woman with an eye for a strong and dashing warrior.
When Qintal, son of the merescaii warrior chieftain, returns to Qivor seeking vengance on the Empire of the Sacred Union and their Shaihen allies, life begins to get very complicated for Alsareth an’ Caras.