The people of the pacifist planet Psyclid have spent a millennium cultivating skills of the mind, while the people of the planet Regula Prime spent an equal amount of time developing their military might. Kass Kiolani, a Psyclid princess in disguise, is the first of her kind to attend the Regulon Space Academy. But when her new "friends" invade her homeworld, she is rescued from rape and possible medical experimentation only by the swift action of Tal Rigel, an honorable (and admiring) captain in the Regulon fleet. She spends the next four years in solitary confinement, where she dreams of her rescuer but has no idea she has inadvertently sparked a rebellion against the Regulon Empire.
When Kass is freed at last, she finds herself in the middle of a fight against the Empire and thoroughly disoriented by the contrast between her fantasies and the actual Tal Rigel. She also must contend with Regulon rebels who fear her psychic powers, her fey younger brother who speaks only through illusions, her parents who believe in non-violence, and a fiancé who happens to be a sorcerer. The hope of toppling the Empire is a dim light at the end of a very long tunnel.
Royal Rebellion (Blue Moon Rising Book 4)
by Blair Bancroft on 2018-06-14
In this final book of the Blue Moon Rising series, the rebels, led by Tal Rigel and the Psyclid Princess L'ira (aka Kass Kiolani), have taken a three-year time-out before the final battle against the Empire—planning, preparing, and producing a new generation. Even their one-time enemy, the Emperor's nephew Rand Kamal, has settled on the rebel stronghold of Blue Moon, though there is doubt about whether he is a high-ranking prisoner of war or an ally. All is peaceful, the calm before the final attack on Regula Prime, until Kamal's children are kidnapped. Or is it a trap? There is also the problem of rebels who haven't fought a battle in far too long. With the invasion of the heart of the Empire only months away, have they lost their edge? Tal and Kass must confront all these problems, and more, before the Psyclid royal children and their spouses come face to face at last with Darroch, ruler of the Regulon Empire.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: In Book 4 of the Blue Moon Rising series, we not only find out if the rebels win their battle against the Empire, but we see the wrap-up of the many romances that have occurred over more than a decade, plus the beginning of new romances among the younger members of the extensive cast of characters. It would appear that complexities of the heart can be nearly as challenging and confusing as the long struggle to take down the Empire.
The Bastard Prince (Blue Moon Rising Book 3)
by Blair Bancroft on 2017-09-08
What to do with K'kadi Amund, the youngest of four royal children—the one who doesn't talk? The young man of almost twenty-one who can still lose himself in moments of beauty, or moments of disaster. "Unreliable" and "weird" are some of the kinder things said about him. So why does S'sorrokan, leader of the rebellion against the Regulon Empire, consider him one of his most vital assets? And even when K'kadi comes into his own and gets what was once his greatest desire, he discovers that growing up comes with a price.
Author's Note: Readers of the Blue Moon Rising series will encounter old friends in Tal Rigel and his wife Kass and the Sorcerer Prime, Jagan Mondragon, and his wife M'lani. As well as B'aela Flammia, the eldest child of King Ryal of Psyclid. (The four royals, with their significant others, will stand shoulder to shoulder in the final book, ROYAL REBELLION.) Other major characters who reappear in THE BASTARD PRINCE are: Regulon Admiral Rand Kamal, Captain Alek Rybolt, Captain Jordana Tegge. New on scene are a family of merchant rebels, one of whom (female) throws a monkey wrench into K'kadi's plans for a conventional happily ever after. (A list of the many and varied characters on four different planets is included at the beginning of the book.)