The Ruptured Kingdom series

The Ruptured Kingdom traces the journey of Kylen, a street urchin newly awakened to magical abilities, who is rescued by a renegade mage. Hunted and rejected, Kylen struggles to master his abilities and to come to terms with his destiny.
But an ancient evil is emerging, exploiting the folly of mages greedy for power. Only the renegades recognize the magnitude of the peril. Can they save a kingdom intent only on destroying them?

If you enjoy epic fantasy with gripping action and relatable characters in a sweeping coming of age saga, then try the novels of
The Ruptured Kingdom now!

Ebook and print editions of the first book in the series are available now. An audiobook edition will be released later in 2024.

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Reading Order

*The Renegade: A Prequel to The Hard Edge of Magic is a complete story of novelette length. It can be read at any time, although the recommended reading order is before or after The Hard Edge of Magic. It is available in a number of formats:
• An ebook is available free to readers who subscribe to my mailing list.
• An audiobook version is available from libraries and a wide range of online audiobook sellers, including Audible, Amazon, and Apple.
• A print edition is available from Amazon and from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide.

The Hard Edge of Magic (The Ruptured Kingdom Book 1)

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Hungry and desperate, Kylen knows what it’s like to be an outcast. Plucked from the streets by a tight-lipped stranger, he begins to dream of a better life. But his rescuer turns out to be a renegade mage. In an instant Kylen finds himself transformed from a person of no account to a dangerous fugitive.

But much more than his life might be at stake. Dark forces are stirring, and an ancient evil is poised, ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting kingdom. Comfortable and arrogant, the kingdom's mages are bent on destroying the one person capable of saving them.

On the run with his mentor, Kylen tries to ignore the voices whispering about his destiny. Of what use is a fabled destiny when you’re struggling to survive?

The Hard Edge of Magic is Book 1 of The Ruptured Kingdom, a multi-part saga.

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  • eBooks (also available at other libraries and eBook stores, and for free in Kobo Plus)
  • AudioBooks (also available at other libraries and audiobook stores)

The Renegade: A Prequel to The Hard Edge of Magic

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Is anything worth being hunted and despised?

Dalthinir’s life quickly unravels when he acts on suspicions about a fellow mage. After desperately using magic to escape an attempt on his life, he finds himself on trial for murder.

But more is at stake than his reputation. In their greed for power, reckless mages are willing to risk a release of magic so powerful it will destroy the kingdom. He alone recognizes the peril.

Prohibited from taking action, Dalthinir must decide what he is prepared to lose for the sake of the kingdom. Can he sacrifice everything he cares about to become a scorned and hunted renegade?

The Renegade: A Prequel to The Hard Edge of Magic is a complete story of novelette length. It can be read at any time, since it does not introduce spoilers for other stories in The Ruptured Kingdom series.


  • AudioBooks (also available at other libraries and audiobook stores)

How to Order

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