Ruarnon: Manipulator’s War (YA Fantasy)

My main character, Prince Ruarnon in bronze cuirass & kilt, holding a helmet and spear.
My main character, Prince Ruarnon. Art Credit: GlintofMischief.

Bookish Prince Ruarnon is determined to prove his readiness for co-rule with his war hero father. But when his parents are abducted, he’s thrust to sole power on the eve of war.

Nearby, High King Kyura morns his wife and son. While his subjects challenge his late father’s legacy of peace. Pro-war propaganda spreads in the streets, and a well organised mutiny leads Kyura to suspect high treason in his palace.

A world away, history nerd Linh and her least favourite person, class clown Troy notice a sudden change in scenery. It marks their unwitting departure to another world.

Seeking their only way home, they escape newly-bred monsters. And gain the knowledge Ruarnon needs to protect his and Kyura’s people against their continent’s greatest threat. But for Ruarnon to secure peace, Linh and Troy must be as willing to risk their lives saving strangers, as he is to risk brutal occupation and his own murder.

Ruarnon: Manipulator’s War is seeking a literary agent and or publisher.
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Left: turreted castle under cloudy sky. Centre: desert sands, foreground: ancient Greek helmet. Left: sailing ship deck.
Photos by yours truly.

Sythe: Walking the Knife’s Edge (YA SciFi-Fantasy)

Raised on the wrong side of town by an abusive, alcoholic father, Rarkin believes a job at Monster Containment offers the adventure and income he needs to escape. Getting his dream job means training at Sythe, but they only take the best and gaining admission will take everything he’s got. When the high pressure of criminal and monster encounters in training exposes cracks in his toxic means of dealing with negative emotions, Rarkin realizes he’s on a path to self destruction. To escape the life he hates, he must face his fears and slay his demons. Overcome them, and he’ll find that with his fierce loyalty and love of danger; he’s born for this job.

Walking the Knife’s Edge is awaiting editing, while I focus on editing my MG Fantasy.

Children’s Fiction

My children’s fiction is described on my pen name (Rani Reid) site, where you’ll find blurbs for my MG Fantasy Taking Back Dream School, and my Picture books: The Best Team Ever, Learning to Smile Again and The Thing in Her Ceiling.

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