The Tau Ceti Diversion

The Tau Ceti Diversion has just been re-released through Brisbane’s own Lanedd Press!

With Never-Before-Published Bonus Prologue!

The first interstellar exploration vessel Starburst sets out from Earth in 2157, but this is no NASA science mission, it’s funded by the mega-corporation ExploreCorp. A planet suitable for colonisation means not only massive profits, but a chance for Commander Janzen to restore his family’s exalted position. But is the executive turned space-explorer, Janzen,  equipped to deal with a real crisis?

On approach to the planet Cru, the Starburst is hit with a surge of deadly radiation that kills most of the crew and disables the ship. It’s a fight for survival as sub-Commander Karic struggles to get control of the fusion drive before the ship turns into a giant hydrogen bomb.

Karic rises to the challenge as he takes command and leads the survivors to the planet Cru. The thirst for exploration and the quest for alien first contact soon go head-to-head with corporate greed and the need for profit at any cost, as Janzen and Karic clash.

As if surviving on an alien planet wasn’t hard enough, they soon discover that Cru is already occupied . . . and its once vast civilisation is on the threshold of a momentous change.

Murtagh’s Fury

Two Ancient Irish Gods Clash in a Brisbane Summer, as the city floods . . .

Murtagh’s Fury is an exciting urban fantasy in an Australian setting, and was a winning entry in the 2005 One Book Many Brisbanes competition!

Set in Brisbane in the midst of the 1974 floods, Murtagh’s Fury follows the adventures of an ancient god whose dwindling powers have trapped him in the Evans Deakin shipyards. There he battles a Fomori — an Irish giant of cunning and strife — and struggles to save the innocent people of Brisbane from another devastating wave of flooding as the tanker Robert Miller breaks its moorings and is swept downstream under the control of the Fomori, who intends to use it to block the already swollen river.

 

Warriors of the Blessed Realms

Warriors from Earth and the Blessed Realms join forces to battle the hellish Vaults of Sheol, pitting steel and magic against high technology and demonic power. They race against time to rescue the priestess Sephany from a ruthless immortal warlord.

An epic quest spanning multiple worlds, where magic and high-technology go head-to-head . . . with the fate of the Earth at stake.

In the Vaults of Sheol, Lord VoYannan plots to unleash a devastating assault on the Blessed Realms, a coalition of six worlds dedicated to preserving life. The Realms, defended with steel and magic, have contained VoYannan for thousands of years. VoYannan is a krell — a ruthless alien species that can make themselves virtually immortal by enslaving others. Millions suffer under VoYannan’s rule, fifty-eight planets where any resistance is crushed by his dark legions.

VoYannan uses an ancient Gateway on Earth to strike at the Realms. His Vault forces capture the priestess Sephany, crucial to his plans, and escape. Realm warrior Finn Evenstone sets off in pursuit, but cannot pass the Gateway used by the Vault.

Liam Durrow, sole survivor of an ancient Earth lineage, is led to Fraser Island by a vision, and uses his unique magical abilities as Keeper to open the Gateway. Both Finn and Liam are soon battling the Vault on Earth, and in the Shadow Worlds, planets already ruined by the krell. They need all the help they can get. They are joined by tenacious Federal Agent Yolinda Paris, who has her own score to settle.

They push deep into the Vault, racing against time to rescue Sephany and save the Earth — and the Realms — from destruction.

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Flight of the Phoenix

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Think Kill Bill meets Dune … Heroic Fantasy in world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical!

Haunted by terrible visions, and battling his own fear of Sorcery, the aging weaponmaster Belin must face the magical assassins that stalk the capital Raynor and bring the newborn son of the fallen Emperor — the last of the Cinanac line — to safety.

The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power.

Hard-edged. Inspiring. The Jakirian features gritty, fast-paced action with strong themes of Heroic Fantasy. The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals; ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures. The characters travel through both urban and rural landscapes, where a depth of history and a layering of cultures gives texture.

Set thirty years before the events of The Calvanni, the action takes place on the night the Bulvuran Empire falls to the machinations of Hukum, the Sorcerer-Lord of cavern-dwelling Eathal, who has plotted a terrible Vengeance against the Cinanac Emperors. Only one aging warrior — Belin Kaidell — stands between the agents of Hukum and a final end to the rulers of Bulvuran.

The Jakirian series comprises three books – The Calvanni, Scytheman and Sorcerer. They follow Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and more hidden threats. Pursuing them is Raziin, a vicious renegade who seeks to claim the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris for himself. Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their three bloodlines are revealed.

The series has attracted readers of all kinds, including readers who, up until now, had never read books from the fantasy genre. Now, for the first time, readers can see where the story first started.

The Jakirian series has given McMahon the room to explore his unique world and to convey to readers the richness of his flavour of heroic Fantasy.

The Calvanni

Think Kill Bill meets Dune … Heroic Fantasy in world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical!

The cavern-dwelling Eathal have emerged to wreak their vengeance on mankind and the fate of innocent thousands rests on finding the Scion – lost heir to the fallen Empire.

The Temple has outlawed the ancient practice of Sorcery. Its Druids dominate religious and secular power, but are ill-equipped to resist an unknown evil once contained by the Emperors.

The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power.

Hard-edged. Inspiring. The Jakirian features gritty, fast-paced action with strong themes of Heroic Fantasy. The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals; ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures. The characters travel through both urban and rural landscapes, where a depth of history and a layering of cultures gives texture.

During Storm Season on the world of Yos, 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.

Ellen’s father warned her never to reveal her hidden powers of Sorcery, but as Hukum’s minions close in, it seems she has little choice.

The Jakirian series comprises three books – The Calvanni, Scytheman and Sorcerer. They follow Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and more hidden threats. Pursuing them is Raziin, a vicious renegade who seeks to claim the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris for himself. Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their three bloodlines are revealed.

The Calvanni has attracted readers of all kinds, including readers who, up until now, had never read books from the fantasy genre.

The Jakirian series has given McMahon the room to explore his unique world and to convey to readers the richness of his flavour of heroic Fantasy.

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Scytheman

Think Kill Bill meets Dune … Heroic Fantasy in world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical!

Supporters of the False-Scion Osterac riot on the streets, and legions of non-human Eathal advance across the continent, destroying all in their path.

Following on from events in The Calvanni, the city of Raynor is now in turmoil. False-Scion Osterac has declared himself heir to the fallen Empire. The future of Yos lies in the balance and only the true Scion can unite the shattered fragments of the fallen Empire.

Pursued by the renegade Sorcerer Raziin, Cedrin and Ellen struggle to stay alive on a lawless continent torn by war. They are drawn toward a lethal contest for the awesome power of the Spear of Carris, where the identity of the true Scion will be revealed.

The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power.

Hard-edged. Inspiring. The Jakirian features gritty, fast-paced action with strong themes of Heroic Fantasy. The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals; ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures. The characters travel through both urban and rural landscapes, where a depth of history and a layering of cultures gives texture.

Cedrin and his friend Marken journey north, seeking a new life as scythemen.

Ellen leaves the politics of Raynor behind and continues her quest to find the true Scion. She joins Cedrin, convinced he holds some clue to the Scion’s identity. The fiercely independent Cedrin is drawn to Ellen, despite himself.

They are pursued by the renegade Sorcerer Raziin, who dreams of revenge against Cedrin and Ellen for his defeat in Athria — and of the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris, promised to him by the Seer of Ciofran-Ac. Raziin alone knows that Cedrin is the key to obtaining it.

As Cedrin and Ellen struggle to stay alive on a lawless continent torn by war, they are being drawn by hidden forces toward a lethal contest for the awesome power of the Spear of Carris, where the identity of the true Scion will be revealed.

The Jakirian series comprises three books – The Calvanni, Scytheman and Sorcerer. They follow Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and more hidden threats. Pursuing them is Raziin, a vicious renegade who seeks to claim the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris for himself. Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their three bloodlines are revealed.

The Calvanni has attracted readers of all kinds, including readers who, up until now, had never read books from the fantasy genre.

The Jakirian series has given McMahon the room to explore his unique world and to convey to readers the richness of his flavour of heroic Fantasy.

Sorcerer

Think Kill Bill meets Dune … Heroic Fantasy in world of ceramic weapons where all metal is magical!

Only the Spear of Carris has the power to turn back the awesome might of the Eathal legions and save Yos.

Following on from events in Scytheman, Cedrin travels north with his small but fiercely loyal court. Ellen, disinherited heir to the throne of Athria, by his side. Having thwarted renegade Sorcerer Raziin’s plan to seize the Spear of Carris, they must travel to the Caverns of Ranmyden to claim it.

Ancient forces also awaken, intent on possessing the Spear’s ultimate power. The Behemoth – a malign spirit – seeks to control it through its chosen wielder Raziin. The hidden temple of Annan-Ac places powerful agents in Cedrin’s entourage, while the last of the Jakir order, whose power was broken by the Spear in antiquity, want it destroyed at all costs. If Cedrin can survive the forces arrayed against him he must make the final choice — destroy Raziin or use the power of the Spear to save Yos.

The Jakirian series is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power.

Hard-edged. Inspiring. The Jakirian features gritty, fast-paced action with strong themes of Heroic Fantasy. The setting includes fantastical magical artefacts such as glowmetals; ceramic weapons and an array of new creatures. The characters travel through both urban and rural landscapes, where a depth of history and a layering of cultures gives texture.

Raziin and Cedrin clash in the shattered Caverns of Ranmyden, where the Spear lays hidden, while the Behemoth grows stronger. The massive walls of Raynor are breached by Eathal glowmetals and the city is set to flame. Thousands flee as the Warlord’s troops make their final stand.

If Cedrin can survive the forces arrayed against him he must make the final choice — destroy Raziin or use the power of the Spear to save Yos.

The Jakirian series comprises three books – The Calvanni, Scytheman and Sorcerer. They follow Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and more hidden threats. Pursuing them is Raziin, a vicious renegade who seeks to claim the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris for himself. Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their three bloodlines are revealed.

The Jakirian series has attracted readers of all kinds, including readers who, up until now, had never read books from the fantasy genre.

The series has given McMahon the room to explore his unique world and to convey to readers the richness of his flavour of heroic Fantasy.

The Jakirian Cycle

Get the complete Jakirian Cycle series comprising of three books – The Calvanni, Scytheman and Sorcerer.

The Jakirian Cycle is Heroic Fantasy set on the world of Yos, with unique ecology and twin suns, where all metal is magical and control of magic is the basis for power.

The series follows Cedrin and Ellen as they face deeper and more hidden threats. Pursuing them is Raziin, a vicious renegade who seeks to claim the ultimate power of the Spear of Carris for himself. Eventually they must face a final challenge as the most ancient secrets that bind their three bloodlines are revealed.

In The Calvanni, first of the epic Jakirian Cycle, the cavern-dwelling Eathal have emerged to wreak their vengeance on mankind. The fate of innocent thousands rests on finding the Scion – lost heir to the fallen Empire. The Temple has outlawed the ancient practice of Sorcery. Its Druids dominate religious and secular power, but are ill-equipped to resist an unknown evil once contained by the Emperors.

Don’t miss the prequel novella, Flight of the Phoenix! All of the Jakirian books have stunning covers by Brisbane artist Daryl Lindquist.