Children of the Spirit
Volume 1: Leaving On The Tide
Follow the life and loves of Therro the pirate and Myo’s quest for the Fair Land in the next book in the Shaihen Heritage series.
Twelve generations separate Belegren Cevell from Kierce ti’ Turloch, the Magician who wore a cloak of magic. The Empire of the Sacred Union has collapsed, but while some are re-imagining the political landscape through the democratic models of the Kivorian Federation, some of the noble families who prospered under Imperial rule are not prepared to let go of the past. The Spirit of Shehaios still dwells between the mountains and the sea and weaves its way into the lives of all the people of Tay-Aien’s World, but in a time of rapid technological development and political change, it is sometimes hard to find it.
Therro is running away from the Fair Land. Myo is on a quest to find it. Sometimes their paths run parallel, sometimes they cross, and sometimes they conflict as they battle against an ambitious descendant of Imperial nobility and run amok in the Lord High Magician’s garden.
Volume 2: The Hills of Gold
With the power of Imperialist Roskos Atton growing ever stronger, and Myo silenced by the Kivorian authorities, the baton passes to the next generation. Elfreka the Shaihen minstrel is seeking to make the music of the Fair Land the music of the Whole Land. Kirip an’ Myo has an extraordinary gift for amplifying things. And Didi an’ Lehan just wants to smash the Imperialist establishment.
Meanwhile, Therro finds that sailing a free ship is getting harder every day.
The twists and turns of the Shaihens’ fight for the future of the Fair Land build to a thrilling climax in the concluding volume of The Children of the Spirit.
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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.