Guardians of Reyth prequel

First of three prequels

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About the Book

After the conclusion of the cataclysmic War of Magic, the Lord of Light imprisoned His last enemy. The remaining First Ones joined with some of the survivors of the People and begat children. The Lord of Light gifted magic to those children and their descendants, so that they could find, serve, and protect, the other scattered survivors. At that time, they were known as the Rykatean people (meaning ‘Gifted people’ in the language of the First Ones), because all had all seven Gifts of Power.”
Book of Light: History of the Protectorates – The Rebuilding.

This is a short story about the last hours of that war.
It is the first prequel, intended to give the background of the world of Reyth in which the series ‘Guardians of Reyth’ is set. It introduces three characters who make occasional appearances in the main narrative.

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Series: Guardians of Reyth, Book 0.1
Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy
Tag: Short Story
eBook Price: 1.38
About the Author
Joan Lightning

I'm a British fifty-something Christian, archaeologist, martial arts practitioner (Kung fu and Taiji), long-distance runner (2 marathons and 6 half-marathons so far. 2 more halfs planned for 2018), and amateur photographer. I also knit, crochet, naalbind, and spin.

I was introduced to science fiction and fantasy at a very young age by my best friend's dad, who had boxes and boxes of science fiction books dating to the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
In those boxes I met Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, Zenna Henderson, and many more, and I learned to love the smell of a printed volume.

I started telling short stories to my nephews when they were children and one day joined an online writing group where I accepted a challenge to write a short story about a young sorceress from a land of sorcerers. The Guardians of Reyth serial grew out of that story. Four and a half years later I finished the first draft which is c1,225,000 words long.
Since then I've been editing it, chopping it into smaller pieces, and writing a few new stories in the same world.
Watch this space because there is still a lot of the story to come.


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