Artan's Night

      Rory Mackay / Science Fiction
Artan's Night

A boy with a secret power. A town under siege. And a twist of fate that will change the destiny of an entire world.‘Artan’s Night’ is the first in a series of short stories serving as prelude to the novel ELADRIA. Artan is a young man with a secret. He has the ability to read people’s minds and hear their thoughts. Struggling to survive in a war-torn, poverty stricken town, he’s been using his newfound power to cheat in casinos; a game that soon backfires when he gets caught. But the worst is still to come. In the middle of the night, the town comes under seige by marauding Ha’shon warriors. Artan is forcibly taken from his home and led on a journey that will change his life - and the fate of his world - forever.
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    Kill the Past, Destroy the World

      Rory Mackay / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Kill the Past, Destroy the World

An old sorceress returns to her homeland, determined to seek revenge for the sins of the past, while embroiled in a plot that will jeopardise the future of her world. Blurring the boundaries between good and evil, this intriguing short story serves as prelude to the epic fantasy/science-fiction novel "The Key of Alanar". Rory Mackay is author of the critically acclaimed novel "Eladria".Written in celebration of 150 years of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)Alice falls into a world of mad computer programs when she doesn’t do her Mathematics homework. Will she find her way back? Will she find her Bunny? Or will the Ultimate Viruses of Power have their way?
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    The Royal Runaway

      Rory Mackay / Fantasy / Science Fiction
The Royal Runaway

A young princess embarks on a desperate quest to find her missing mother.Princess Eladria is devastated to learn that her mother has been officially listed as missing. Extensive planet-wide searches by the Royal Military have failed to yield a trace of the queen. Shocked that her father seems to think she won't be coming back, the wilful seven-year-old sneaks out of the palace and prepares to embark on a desperate quest to find her missing mother. It's a quest that's fated to end badly, but a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger could mark a turning point in the princess's life...
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