Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Epic Fantasy and Mythic Elements in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy

The Grand Masters’ Galaxy comprises four full-length novels and a short prequel. The stories in this series combine epic fantasy with space opera and romance. It’s a hybrid of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars with hints of Anne McCaffrey’s stories.

Several Reviewers have enjoyed the fantasy or paranormal aspects of the books:

Fast paced, lots of action and great characters. If you are into fantasy, paranormal and romance then this for you.”

This was a phenomenal book I enjoyed it so much, it was everything I could wish for in the start of a paranormal series. It left me eager to continue the journey with the grand master and his pawn. Beautifully written, imaginative, romantic and so exciting. I can’t praise it enough.”

“Exciting and vivid sci fi/fantasy/adventure, grounded in real emotions and fully realized characters”

Fantasy and Mythic References

You can consider Violet Hunter as a young Elf warrior on a quest. In the course of the first book, she acquires an amethyst crystal, a magic sword, and befriends a dragon, as well as Grand Master Athanor Griffin.  
The twelve Grand Masters resemble powerful mages of different species. Some are benevolent, some are malevolent, and others may be indifferent. All Grand Masters emit deadly psychic rays.

The White Mother Tingu is clearly a wise old woman and possibly a witch. She lives in a thatched cottage on the pastoral planet of Avalon.

One of my characters is a dwarf, the Master Smith Stimon, who also shows aspects of the Roman deity, Vulcan. His forge is carved inside a volcanic cone in the mountains of Avalon.  
I don’t have Ents, however, Grand Master Amarylla Threeleaf is a giant flower and glides on thin roots. Eziz often appears as a bunch of twigs, but can expand into a large tree.

The ethereal Elyrians of Erebus resemble elves. They wear gems on their foreheads and communicate telepathically. 

Stories in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy

FREE Short story: Gifts of Jangalore  Amazon  iBooks  B&N  Kobo  Scribd

Short Prequel: Grand Master’s Cat Amazon 

When Grand Master Griffin investigates a wrecked spacecraft, his efforts to rescue the survivors lead to feline disruptions of his plans. 

One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.
Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, she is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. She plunges into a world of deadly intrigues and risks a perilous love. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must battle the most powerful beings in the galaxy.

Grand Master’s Game, Book 2 Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N 

Psychically linked lovers fight to save the galaxy.
The rebellious Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, devises a risky plan to uncover the culprits responsible for life-threatening failures in the portal web. His loyal pawn and lover, Violet Hunter, is the key to success as they contend with hostile aliens and Grand Masters. But, she wrestles with her erratic psychic talents and doubts about their unequal partnership. She must surmount her insecurities and recruit allies to survive the inevitable battle with their enemies. Their worst nightmares lie ahead.

Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N 

Young empath, Violet Hunter, and the crafty Grand Master, Athanor Griffin, tackle the villains threatening civilization.
Their worst enemy rampages across the galaxy, while blocked portals prevent normal interplanetary commerce. Compounding their problems, half the Grand Masters on the Council vow to eliminate Violet. To restore peace, Violet and Athanor embark on a hazardous quest for a weapon hidden by the ancient psychic masters. But the weapon proves elusive, dangers lurk in the ancient sites, and new alliances forged with bizarre entities may not suffice to thwart their foes and save the galaxy.

Grand Master’s Trilogy, Box set of Books 1-3  Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N 

Cosmic Rift, Book 4  Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  

Empath Violet embarks on a new and desperate mission to find her missing lover.
Violet’s happy family is shattered when Athanor Griffin vanishes. The formidable Grand Master might have teleported anywhere in the galaxy. Violet strives to find her psychic partner, while looking after their baby and fulfilling his duties on the Council. Her frantic search uncovers a new threat to galactic civilization along with resurgence of the infamous Ixioth slavers. The Council dithers in response to her call for action, and even her former allies believe the Griffin is dead. She must risk her son, her psi-powers, and her life to rescue her beloved mate in the hope they can unite to fight the menace.

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