How does it feel to be raised by people who look nothing like you, and to know that the secrets of your past are too terrible to be spoken of?
Sixteen years after Kei’s Gift, young Karik is... More > taking his first steps into the wider world. But the question of his parentage, and the role Arman played in his history, are mysteries Karik needs to solve. But in doing that, he gets a lot more than he bargained for – and to face the new challenges, he’ll need to grow up. In a hurry.
Landing softly is a side story to Falling from the tree, and follows one of the minor characters on their own journey to find their destiny. FULLY REVISED AND REFORMATTED EDITION< Less
Karik has always wanted to travel and see more of the world. Finally, he’s going on his first major expedition, to explore the wild and mysterious land of Andon, and make it give up its... More > secrets.But he’s about to learn that working in a team, and managing diverse talents and personalities isn’t that easy. And it’s even harder when your leader is a prickly but handsome army lieutenant who thinks you’re an arrogant bastard, and your colleague only seems to open his mouth to insert the other foot. Karik will encounter danger, hardship and much personal trial. But will he win his reward at the end of it? Read Staying Power and find out.
Freely Given is a prequel to Falling from the tree and Staying Power, covering Kei and Arman’s first few months in Darshek.FULLY REVISED AND REFORMATTED EDITION< Less
First of the Darshian Tales. Darshian is a vast land, inhabited by a peaceful, rational society where people with extraordinary Gifts are common, and life is lived according to strong ethical... More > principles. Kuprij is made up of a thousand crowded islands – thrusting, ambitious, war-like, driven by a booming population and a desire to bring its religion and its laws to the whole world. Twenty years ago, it conquered south Darshian, now it has greedy eyes on the north. The war brings Kei, a gentle, fun-loving healer from an isolated village, into collision with Arman, an embittered, honourable general, a man trapped in a loveless marriage and joylessly wedded to duty. The fate of two nations will rest on these two men–and somehow they must not only learn to overcome their own personal difficulties, but bring peace with honour to their countries. If they fail...many innocents will die.
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After the events in Staying Power, Wepizi was ready for a new challenge, and he gets it, in the form of a new posting. But what he finds there, and the events that take place, will test him more than... More > he ever imagined. And Prince Juimei will learn the true role of a leader in a time of great crisis.
In Bearing Fruit, it’s time for Kei, Arman, Karik and their friends to explore the fruits of peace and to build upon the hard work of the last two decades. But if they thought life was finally going to settle down – they were much mistaken. An unwelcome figure from their pasts brings surprises and problems, and perhaps more changes to lives which have already seen so much upheaval.FULLY REVISED AND REFORMATTED EDITION< Less