Author(s): Chris Mcmahon
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. 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. The Jakirian's strong themes of Heroic Fantasy would appeal to readers of David Gemmell, Joe Abercrombie or Stan Nicholls. Following on from events in Scytheman, Cedrin, newly declared heir to the fallen Bulvuran Empire, 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 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 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.