GODS OF KIRANIS
KIRANIS BOOK 1
"The pace is fast…packed with action…merges fantasy with science fiction in an intricate plot...[t]he background building is intenses, the plot is complex, and the characters are realistic...a series to keep an eye on." RF 5-Star Review
"...explanations are [sharp]...characters are [...] alive...the pace is [...] fast...and the rationale behind the connecting plots [is] structured. Strong characters both male and female - refreshingly strong female characters, actually. All in all, highly recommended." Goodreads Reviewer
"The premise is new, the setting intricate, with the action and twists in the plot continuous, unexpected, and engaging. Elements of science fiction and fantasy that you may think you are familiar with are given new nuance, with a host of characters and species that will leave you wanting more." Ishmael A. Soledad, Author of Sha'Kert: End of Night
GODS OF KIRANIS
A Universe Awakens
A mysterious structure encompasses Earth, and while the Church of the New Elect prepares for communion with the Sentience, a dark and distant world is reborn.
Making an alliance with a powerful and enigmatic species, humankind is brought to a terrible realisation: they do not belong in this universe.
Cassandra Messina was warned these days would come, and she believes God is on her side.
But the one who speaks from the shadows is not a god at all.
Not even close.
Ronald builds a universe and populates it with characters - human and alien - of familiar proclivities and relatable ambitions. Of both darkness and light he writes, blurring the gray areas of morality amidst an unfolding chaos of galactic proportions.
The Kiranis series is big and bold, with underlying philosophies and dark insights intricately woven into an epic Space Opera. Merging Science Fiction tropes with Fantasy staples, Ronald weaves an epic story that redefines and reinvigorates both genres.
Gods of Kiranis is the first of a 7-Part Series called Kiranis, charting the machinations and manipulations of the Prophet Naveen. Gods of Kiranis lays the foundation for a massive story to come.
Here are some extracts to give you a sense of what's in store.
Original character art below is by The Dimensional
The future is said to be infinite and inaccessible. As we approach it, as each of us will, it takes on a new form and moves farther from our grasp, promising and delivering, threatening and taking. Yet the future knows us; it has waited for us. Watching with omniscient desire, it calls to us with its Siren Song of fate. We find, then, the Line of our destiny, an ethereal path along which we are fated to travel. But like the music of hearts which are aggrieved, these Lines resonate across the Universe with discordance and uncertainty if there is no dream at the end. To make our future real, we must first dream of it. Only then can our future find us.
From Dreams of the Sentience, one of the Seven Books of Balaam
A man moved from the shadows while remaining in their wake. Perhaps a handsome man, his close-shaved hair and the purposeful configuration of his dark stubble troubled such a conclusion, giving instead the impression of shadows of fangs along his jawline. He smiled a cold smile, dark eyes locked firmly on the captive individual elevated above this enigma. ‘What else can you feel, Conner?’ he asked. ‘Are you aware of the journey you’ve made?’
Conner closed his eyes and took a series of long, deep breaths. When his eyes snapped open, the man from the shadows laughed: ‘Amazing, isn’t it? All it took was a beacon fired from the planet and the Cage was able to travel across the galaxy.’
The Prophet Naveen
Encased in an anatomical suit of shining metal, black leather, and blue light, a Kwaios nearly four metres in height looked down on them. Its elongated face was like that of a genetically altered alligator, but its skin – as much as could be seen – was made more blue than it really was by the technology around it, and there was an almost shimmering effect as its limbs moved and its torso expanded and retracted with each deep, powerful breath. It extended an arm and Adam was rooted to the spot as a second Kwaios stepped into view. Slightly shorter than the first, this one approached Valentina, who lay wide-eyed and terrified as it reached down towards her.
With its massive palm spread out, a blue glow emanated from it and bathed her abdomen as her heart pounded and her breath came in short gulps of panic. A third Kwaios joined its kin, and now only pinpoints of light escaped from the exit beyond them. Her terror absolute, Valentina heard a calming voice in her head: ‘Be at ease, human. Your child is safe. You will return home soon.’
The dark, rippling tides of creation lapped against the shores of a formative nightmare. Landscapes had for the most part been defined, with aspiring rock formations asserting their goals of domination as they reached upwards and outwards with geological purpose. The seas were hostile areas of membranous discontent, promising sweet oblivion. The sky, roiling with combatant clouds of unrest, was still some kind of gaseous confusion, unsure of its place and purpose in this placental world. What was needed was the definition of a firmament, a significant proclamation of the divisions of this place. What was required in this place of chaos...was order. It just so happened that a creature in possession of the necessary skills was present.
The Rebirth of Kiranis
When Adam eventually found the courage to open the airlock, he found himself looking out at the hull of an enormous vessel, one he had never seen before. But he recognised some of the markings on its hull. ‘This is a Garran ship!’ he gasped.
Valentina climbed out of the airlock and Adam helped her to her feet. Moving away from the crash site, they turned to look back and Adam shook his head in wonder. They were amazed to see figures moving around behind the high and distant windows of the ship.
‘You think the same thing happened to them?’ Valentina asked.
‘I don’t know,’ Adam replied, ‘but we’re gonna find out.’
Ronald A. Geobey
Ronald has degrees in Ancient History, and Theology; as well as a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. He is a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, Dune, and Battlestar Galactica; as well as a reader of Heroic Fantasy from the likes of David Gemmell, David Eddings, and Raymond E. Feist.
He has been a Guest Lecturer in Trinity College, Dublin; and has taught Creative Writing to unwilling adults. He is currently the Lead Content Writer on an English language learning website. Ronald lives with his wife, two daughters, and his Shichon, Monty, in Ireland, and has been writing since the world began.
You can find him on Twitter @Ronald_A_Geobey
This intricate design was produced by our Creator Creature, The Structuralist.
Ronald provided sketches of sections and described the major junctions in 'the Cage' in terms of the famous 'Stepped Pyramid' of Saqqara, Egypt. With his grand vision, The Structuralist topped off this wonderfully detailed construction with the 'array' section at the north pole, as described in the book.
The development process and a surprise image can be seen on The Structuralist's dedicated TDStudios page. Click below.