In the Heart of the Mountains, book one
She thinks it’s the end, but it’s just the beginning.
“Trouble will come from the east. A wolf will claim the throne.”
Legendary warrior Ramya has successfully reigned over Peqkya as Melokai for twelve years. Prosperous, peaceful, and happy, her people love her… or so she thinks.
But Ramya’s time is up. Bracing herself for the gruesome sentence imposed on all Melokais who have served their purpose, she hears instead a shocking prophecy.
Is the sudden appearance of a mysterious cave creature from the east the trouble the prophecy speaks of? Or is the threat something darker, more evil? And what of the wolves… does the ferocious war with their kind mark the end for Peqkya?
Before Ramya can answer, she and her fearless warriors must first crush a catastrophic rebellion that threatens to destroy her and devastate her beloved nation.
If you love elaborate fantasy worlds and deep worldbuilding, perilously high stakes, magic, brutal battles, intrigue, and unique creatures and beings, then MELOKAI, book one of the epic new fantasy trilogy In the Heart of the Mountains, is for you.
THE FALL OF VAASAR
Everyone loves a festival in Vaasar. The town is peaceful and the townsfolk relish a good show. But shy Tamza is not enjoying herself. Her father, a celebrated bear tamer, is stepping down and the time has come for Tamza to take his place and perform on her own.
Tamza is determined to make her father proud. Before she can reach the stage, the crowd’s cheers turn to screams as Vaasar is brutally invaded by a bloodthirsty force hellbent on destroying everyone and everything in its path.
Only Tamza has the magic powerful enough to save her people and her beloved bears – but first she must find the courage to use it.
Set 2,000 years before the epic fantasy novel MELOKAI, THE FALL OF VAASAR tells of the event that sparked a bitter, bloody feud between two countries – a deep wound which, thousands of years later, is still festering.
Wevo, a leader of the peon rebellion, is forced to take brutal action to save his comrades from early discovery, mere days before the first assault is planned. But not all is what it seems…
Who are the peons? And why do they fear peonhood? Find out now in the new fantasy short story from Rosalyn Kelly.
PEONHOOD centres on the same world, people and events of the upcoming epic fantasy novel MELOKAI, book one of the In the Heart of the Mountains trilogy. What happens to Wevo and does the rebellion succeed? And just who is this Melokai, the warrior ruler the peons so despise? All is revealed – and more – in MELOKAI, out now.
An awkward young rider returns not only with a critical message for the bearded man of the castle that will change the fate of the country for ever, but also – after all the horrors the rider has witnessed whilst away – as a self-assured adult.
On the long ride back, the rider dreams of being greeted with a fanfare, with praise and respect, but the bearded man is more intent on welcoming home his magical horse, Ruby.
RUBY’S RETURN centres on the same world as the upcoming epic fantasy novel MELOKAI, book one of the In the Heart of the Mountains trilogy. The action takes place in Fertilian, forty years before the events depicted in the novel. Does Benjamin Thorne overthrow the Clelands? And just who is the rider… find out in MELOKAI, out now.
RUBY'S RETURN is included in the anthology THE RIDER, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing, along with twelve other fantasy short stories from both seasoned and debut writers. The stories featured in THE RIDER are the three winners and the ten runners up of the 2016 short story writing competition run by the publisher.
In a near future England, everyone gets the same salary, or one wage, from the state. There is no inequality or corrupt banks, there is no crime and all have three-day weekends. The catch? You must spend your entire salary, down to the last penny, every single month.
But for Roo, spending on all the latest tech and trinkets doesn’t make her happy and she hoards her money. Illegal, and if discovered she’ll be taken for reconditioning – or eliminated. But she can’t stop herself, she has to save.
Roo’s prohibited cash piles up and she thinks she’s got away with it, until a visit from a Fair State Inspector hunting out the Money Addicts in the area...
ONE WAGE is a standalone dystopian short story and received an honourable mention in the 2017 Utopia Dystopia short story competition run by Momaya Press. ONE WAGE, as well as nineteen other stories from writers across the world, is featured in the SHORT STORY REVIEW 2017 anthology.