Out now on Kindle
Originally published in the late 90s under the pseudonym Tom Arden, we are so pleased to see the re-release of David’s flamboyant and dramatic five-volume fantasy series re-released by Jo Fletcher Books under his own name and available on Kindle download via Amazon.
Starting with The Harlequin’s Dance: In the village of Irion, the crippled boy known as Jemany Vexing lives with his dying mother and his fanatical Aunt Umbecca. Unable to walk, Jem is condemned to a wretched half-life, until he meets a mysterious dwarf… and with his new strength comes a new friendship with the wild girl Catayane. as the horrors of the Bluejacket regime – the faction that overthrew the true king – begin, Jem becomes aware of his greater destiny: to find and reunite the five crystals of the Orokon. But he is not the only seeker…
The Harlequin’s Dance: Book One of The Orokon
The god Orok gave to his five children crystals to be embedded in a circle on the Rock of Being and Unbeing, whence had sprung the gods, the earth and all its peoples. This circle, known as The Orokon, ensured the harmony of life, until the dark god Koros plucked his crystal from the Rock and plunged the whole world into chaos and despair . . .
In the village of Irion, the crippled boy known as Jemany Vexing lives with his dying mother and his fanatical Aunt Umbecca. Unable to walk, Jem is condemned to a wretched half-life, until he meets a mysterious dwarf . . . and with his new strength comes a new friendship with the wild girl Catayane. as the horrors of the Bluejacket regime – the faction that overthrew the true king – begin, Jem becomes aware of his greater destiny: to find and reunite the five crystals of the Orokon. But he is not the only seeker…
The King and Queen of Swords: Book Two of The Orokon
Once there was a land with five evil kings, and each king had an evil queen. These were the King and Queen of Quills, of Wheels, of Spires, of Rings. Most powerful wicked and feared of all were the King and Queen of Swords . . .
That was long ago, and now the King and Queen of Swords are only painted faces on playing cards, flicking across the green baize of gaming tables. Or are they?
For Jemany Vexing, true prince of Ejland and Key to the Orokon, keeps hearing their names, in song and in story, as he sets out on the second stage of his quest, seeking the long-lost mythic crystals of the gods.
On the run and lying low, disguised as a wandering Vaga-player, Jem is making for the great southern city of Agondon, where he hopes the mysterious guardian promised to him by the enigmatic harlequin will guide him to the green Crystal of Viana. But Lord Empster is not all he appears.
Sultan of the Moon and Stars: Book Three of The Orokon
The vision came long ago, commanding the Sultan’s ancestor to lead his peoples to the place that would be called the Sacred City. There, deep within a rocky cavern, burns an immense, roaring column of fire: the Sacred Flame, the source of the Sultan’s power. But the flame harbours a terrible secret – and so does the Sultan.
Prince Jemany is plunged into a seething hotbed of political machinations and rebellion as he begins the next stage of his quest to seek the long-lost crystals of the Orokon. Already the anti-god Toth-Vexrah is working his evil upon the susceptible and easily swayed. Only Jem stands in his way – but Jem is trapped in the bizarre, horrifying dreamworld of the enchanter Almoran.
Meanwhile, his lost love Cata becomes embroiled with the Shimmering Princess, the idol of millions, whose fate holds the key to the Sultan’s empire – and to the whereabouts of the pulsing red crystal of the fire-god Theron.
In a time lost in legend, the Isles of Wenaya were united in worship of Javander, goddess of the seas. From her fantastical palace beneath the waves, Javander presided over a caste of priestesses, linked in a thrumming psychic web. Then the web was broken, Javander’s people turned to false gods and the priestesses who once served her so well become the Sisterhood of the Blue Storm…
Ten boys on the cusp of adulthood arrive on the empty tropical island of Xaro to undergo their Manhood Trial, an age-old ritual meant to build character as they leave their childhood behind. They thought they could survive alone. But that was before the killing began. That was before the Blue Storm.
To this island of dark magic come Jem and his companions, pursuing their mystic quest for the long-lost crystals of the Orokon, desperate to find Javinder’s blue jewel before Jem’s evil rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, gets there. Never has the quest been so perilous.
Long ago, the mysterious bearers of a golden, magical jewel retreated to the Lamasery of the Winds. Many think the lamasery has been destroyed, but the truth is stranger by far. Caught between dimensions, its powers persist and grow. But are they powers of good – or welling, insidious evil?
Returning at last you his rightful kingdom, Prince Jemany faces a final conflict in his desperate battle to reunite the sacred Crystals of the Orok and defeat his rival, the anit-god Toth Vexrah. In an icy, midwinter city, ravaged by terrorism, brutal murder and impending war, Jem struggles for clues to his last, most mysterious, and most powerful prize, the searing, sun-like crystal of the sky god Adonis.