Volume one of the Pelarian Multiverse Chronicle
Ruth Watson, a divorced,
single mother, is job-hunting after being made redundant
from a top marketing agency. She answers a vague advertisement
in a national newspaper and during an interview she finds
herself accidentally transported to another world –
in what is known as the Pelarian multiverse.
The world of Lantira
is the focal point in the multiverse for the magically
talented ‘Guardians’ who have the duty of
maintaining balance between positive and negative forces
throughout the multiverse. Lantira is one of the magical
parallels where the physical laws of Earth don’t
apply - machines and electronics won’t work but
magic does. The Guardians are facing the irreversible
tipping of that balance because of the powerful but negative
Selador Sorceresses - a group of women from a world that
was disenfranchised of it’s magic centuries ago
and who have now discovered how steal the magical power
from the talented, destroying them in the process. If
the shift in the balance isn’t reversed, the multiverse,
and all the infinite worlds in it, including our own Earth,
will be destroyed.
The Guardians were given
both their power and their duty, along with the extraordinary
Locus Crystals that enable them to travel between universes
and worlds, by the now vanished race of beings called
Pelarians. The Pelarians also established the Security
Council and the role of Mage Prime, a multi-talented and
extraordinarily powerful mage who has the ability to control
all magic users or talents. Unfortunately the last Mage
Prime disappeared nearly two thousand years ago before
finding a successor. The Security Council knows that a
Mage Prime is the only person who can halt the advance
of the Selador Sorceresses and has been searching for
the right person for many years.
Ruth Watson is identified
as the new Mage Prime.
on Lantira, Ruth is about to refuse the role when she
and the Guardians discover that, in order to stop her
becoming the Mage Prime, the Selador Sorceresses have
kidnapped her son, Will, and hidden him somewhere in the
six sets of parallel universes that make up the multiverse.
Ruth realises that she has no choice but to learn her
new trade and help the Guardians overcome the Sorceresses
if she is to find Will and get him back safely.
In the process of mastering
her powers she discovers what loyalty and trust really
mean. She is helped by the members of the Security Council
including – Orselon, the Head of the College of
Wizards, Richard, Duke of Bardshelm and leader of the
council, Gillano the deadly but foppish spy, Thomas Dextermann
the remote seneschal who is also a shape changing humorph,
the beautiful faerie Amariel, as well as the troubled
Gramas, and the head of the order of the Loci –
Mycele. She also meets and befriends people like the down
to earth housekeeper, Berta, and the loyal but inept page,
Todi, among many others.
In time she and the
Guardians overcome the Sorceresses but in doing so, Ruth
finally accepts that she cannot return to her former life.
She is truly the Mage Prime of the multiverse. Publication details HERE