Ring of Lightning (Dance of the Rings)

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Three brothers, caught in a web of lies and corruption, must overcome a lifetime of misconceptions and distrust to find the united strength needed to save their City.
    A land of myth and magic...and ruled by the power company.
    Rhomatum: a powerful city-state built around the massive, energy-producing Rhomatum Node.
    Mauritum: a node city second only to Rhomatum herself.
    Khoratum: an exceedingly attitudinal satellite of Rhomatum---with notions of autonomy.

    The Rhomandi Family are the descendants of Rhomatum's founding father, and heirs to the Ley Tower which controls the node's life-giving energy. Anheliaa Rhomandi, the despotic Ringmaster of Rhomatum, a woman of legendary Talent, is aging rapidly and is desperate for an heir to the unprecedented web of power she has created.
    Her nephews, Deymorin, Mikhyel and Nikaenor, three singularly unTalented young men, brothers torn apart by mistrust, jealousy and polarized political views---are not the Masters she has in mind.
    Mauritum senses weakness in her long-time rival and sees an opportunity to add Rhomatum---and all Rhomatum's satellite nodes---to her already glittering crown.
    All she must do is wait for Anheliaa to die.
    But Anheliaa has plans for her precious heir, plans that involve her three nephews---will they or nil they. Those plans will set them all, brothers, cities...and the ley itself...on a collision course with destiny. Whether or not any of them survive depends on whether or not Deymio, Khyel and Nikki can set aside their differences and become the brothers nature intended them to be.

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It never fails to amaze me what cover copy publishers think will sell a book. They work very hard on that back cover copy, and I respect them and appreciate their efforts. But the fact is...what I wrote wasn't the story of Darius setting off to found Rhomatum. I didn't even write a story about some major clash between Rhomatum and Mauritum. If you're looking for ultimate good against ultimate evil in a Ragnarok-style battle...it ain't happenin' here.
    I wrote a book about three brothers who happen to be in a position of power. Yes, the power struggle with Anheliaa is a major part of the plot, but the story lies in the brothers and the various ways in which good men (and women) can, with no malice aforethought, find themselves at swords' point (sometimes literally) without ever really realizing how they got there.
   I come from a big family: four brothers and one sister. I'm next to the youngest. Sibling dynamics is an endless source of fascination to me. As I've gotten older, I've realized how easy it is, when we get together, to slip back into those roles we had as kids.
    No one, but no one, knows your "buttons" like a sib!
    As a child, I also knew very different parents than my oldest sibs did. Mom and Dad as newly weds, the war years, all those things made them very different from a middle class married couple whose lives were beginning to diverge in major ways.  Such differences affect how you see the world and your parents...and I've tried to capture some of that in these books.
    I don't set out, ever, to make a specific point. I begin with a premise, a few "givens" about the characters and let them develop in their own way. I ask the characters why, I don't tell them what.
    The Rhomandi brothers were like that. I thought at first that Khyel was the eldest; the moment he came on stage, I knew that was wrong. He was definitely younger than Deymorin. And then...I asked him why. That's when the truth about their father began to come out.
    That's when the story truly took on a life of it's own.
    And people ask me why I write....

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"Today I looked into the Rings and saw a new and better world...."
    Those heretical words marked the beginning of a new era, not just for Darius Rhomandi and those who followed where he led, but for the entire civilized world. For when this young priest breached the sanctity of Mauritum's Ring Tower, defying the tyrannical ruling priesthood which used Ring magic to channel the leythium power upon which Mauritum was founded, he discovered another source of leythium at least as rich as Maruritum's own.
    Three hundred years later, Rhomatum, the democratic city Darius founded, has become the most powerful ley-city in the world, but is itself plagued by political unrest and threatened by Mauritum, it's ancient enemy. And three brothers, heirs to the ruling Rhomandi family yet torn apart by mistrust, jealousy and polarized political views, must overcome their personal differences. For only if they unite can they hope to wrest control of Rhomatum away from their despotic great-aunt, who, through the superior strength of her Talent, single-handedly controls the magical power of the leythium Rings that mean life for the city and all its dwellers.

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