An awkward young rider returns not only with a critical message for the bearded man of the castle that will change the fate of the country for ever, but also – after all the horrors the rider has witnessed whilst away – as a self-assured adult.
On the long ride back, the rider dreams of being greeted with a fanfare, with praise and respect, but the bearded man is more intent on welcoming home his magical horse, Ruby…
Ruby’s Return centres on the same world as the epic fantasy novel Melokai, book one of the In the Heart of the Mountains trilogy. The action takes place in the country of Fertilian, forty years before the events depicted in the novel. Does Benjamin Thorne overthrow the Clelands? And just who is the rider? Find out in Melokai now.
This adult fantasy short story can be read as a standalone and no prior knowledge of the trilogy is required.
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About the Author
Rosalyn Kelly grew up in the magical New Forest in the south of England and has lived around the country as well as in the Middle East, and travelled all over the world.
She studied English Literature and Language at Oxford Brookes University before embarking on a PR and marketing career.
After ten years telling the stories of international brands and businesses, she decided the time had come to tell her own and her debut novel MELOKAI was published in 2017. Her second novel VIOLYA was published in 2019.
The inspiration for her epic fantasy trilogy came when she was trekking in the mountains of Nepal's stunning Annapurna Sanctuary.
When she's not putting her heart and soul into Book Three of the In The Heart of The Mountains trilogy, she daydreams about where to travel to next, paints with acrylic, reads voraciously and writes book reviews on her blog.