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The Calvanni : Book 1 of The Jakirian Cycle - Chris McMahon

The Calvanni

Book 1 of The Jakirian Cycle

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The time is Storm Season on the world of Yos, when the twin suns eclipse and the planet is plunged into bitter cold. It is usually a time of quiet, when the wise lock their doors, praying for the demons of the red sun-Goddess Uros to pass them by. Yet deep in the Caverns of Maht, Hukum, the Sorcerer-Lord of cavern-dwelling Eathal, plots his Vengeance.

Cedrin, a street-wise calvanni (knife-fighter), is summoned to the secret underground tunnels of the Brotherhood of the Night. There, Cedrin is forced to join in a rebellion against the rulers of his native Athria. Caught between the threat of death and his suspicions that all is not what it seems, he must try to keep his friends alive and escape.

Ellen, daughter of the assassinated Athrian Sarlord, is named as heir before his death. She struggles to assert herself as the new ruler, little suspecting the civil war that will be unleashed on Athria within days.

About the Author

The youngest of eleven children, Chris lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Sandra and their three children, Aedan, Declan and Brigit.

Chris is multi-published in Science Fiction and Fantasy and his short story Within Twilight was short-listed for the 2002 Aurealis Award in both the SF and horror categories.

Chris has an honours degree in Chemical Engineering and has worked extensively in the Environmental consulting and Greenhouse fields. He has a first-dan black belt in Tae Know Do, is a member of the Tara Singers choir and plays classical guitar. He has been accused of being a movie and video addict, but maintains this is all a terrible lie.

ISBN: 9781921206047
ISBN-10: 1921206047
Series: The Jakirian Cycle
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 425
Published: 1st June 2006
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.8  x 2.300