It’s been six months since Hickory learned how to use her empathic skills and defeated the alien threat to Earth.
Now, a new menace has risen. Sequana, the leader of Prosperine’s rebel forces, has taken the sword of Connat-sèra-Haagar from the temple and is using its ancient power to incite the northern clans to war.
Hickory, Jess, and Gareth are ordered to return to Prosperine and get it back. This time they’ve got company – the two Dark Suns, Jakah, and Saurab, are along for the ride.
Their mission takes them into the rugged country of Erlach where they join up with the rightful King of Erlach, meet again the mysterious teacher, and come face to face with the terrifying Riv-Amok, a malignant telepathic beast.
Hickory must find a way to restore the King to his throne and rescue the teacher from Sequana’s dungeons. Only then can she hope to defeat Sequana and win back the Sword.
Rise of the Erlachi is book two in the epic science fiction series Prosperine, featuring commander Hickory Lace of the Alien Corps.
Other books in the series include The Alien Corps, and The Scarf.
If you enjoy epic science fiction with a touch of the supernatural and a strong female lead, then you'll love this captivating story by PJ McDermott.
Buy Rise of the Erlachi today and see why readers are calling McDermott a ‘contemporary Asimov.’
About the Author
In his teens and early twenties, PJ sang and played in a number of bands on the local folk circuit and pub scene. By twenty-one, a girlfriend convinced him to go to Glasgow University where he had a ball, and graduated Bachelor of Science. When he graduated, he met and fell in love with an Aussie girl who convinced him to return to Melbourne with her. Married to Susan, they now have two children (Fiona and Gillian) and two grandchildren (Mia, who is especially cheeky) and Ryder Patrick (who is too young to be cheeky yet - but is very cute).
PJ discovered a love for writing and published his first book in 2014 - a coming of age novel titled "Small Fish Big Fish", since fully re-visioned, revised and reissued.
PJ is currently working on the third book in his science fiction series, the Prosperine Trilogy. The first two, "Avanaux: A Hickory Lace scifi-fantasy adventure", and "Rise of the Erlachi" are available in paperback and eBook.