About S.A. RULE
Sue Rule has been writing since the age of 7. She claims she kept trying to give it up, but it wouldn’t let her, so she embarked on creating the fantasy series “Shaihen Heritage”. The series grows out of Sue’s love of history and folklore, and tracks the fictional history of an imagined world which is not unlike our own. The process of imagining that world has led her to think about how we might seek to create “The Fair Land” in the real world.
News on the next two-volume story in the Shaihen Heritage series, ‘Leaving on the Tide’ and ‘The Hills of Gold’ is that I’ve done two or three passes through both books now, and I think I’m nearly ready to commit them to print. I would welcome some other critical eyes…
All my adult life, I’ve loved British folk music. As a teenager, I loved the robust choruses of the MacAlmans and the Corries. I rapidly fell for the fantasy of Steeleye Span, re-imagining the old ballads to a driving rock sound. I found my voice singing shanties, shape note hymns…
The Shaihen Heritage series of novels by S.A. Rule tell the history of the Fair Land through the lives and stories of the people who created it. “Fair Land” has many meanings – fair as in beautiful, fair as in just. Also known as the Whole Land, the Rich Land and the Home of the Free, Shehaios is a utopia that only exists by the intervention of magic.
Shé = land Haios = whole/holy
“…the land of Shehaios is alluring on so many levels… I gradually came to understand the mystique of the Spirit of Shehaios and just what that fully means through the lives of it’s inhabitants.”