The Guardians Book 5: Grand Master

The Guardians Book 5, which I have decided, after much deliberation, to entitle ‘Grand Master’ draws together events occurring around the galaxy wherein ‘The Guardians’ series is set, and sets the scene for the story’s conclusion.

Some of the characters and scenes that were introduced in book 4, ‘Storm Conjurer’, may appear to be a digression from the main story-line, however, they are integral to the unwinding and final conclusion of the prophecy, which will be made clear in this book.

I have completed re-writing ‘Grand Master’, and am in the process of undertaking the final proofing and polishing. As with book 4, this has taken far longer than expected, with added pressure from uncertainty in my full time employment. I am hoping to publish this, the final book in the series, on or around the 31st March, pending the production of the cover.


The Bakarian Rebellion


Published: To be published on 18th February 2018 as an e-Book
Novel Length: approx 153,000 words, 339 pagesThe Bakarian Rebellion - Cover 01 (1600x2560).

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Both Dave Jackson and Michael Allen, two of the best fighter pilots in the Confederation, are hiding a secret that is directly affecting the war against the Rebellion.

Both pilots are living a lie, behaving in a way that is contrary to their beliefs and loyalty. Dave acts in an arrogant, rebellious, and insubordinate manner, a means to fulfilling his duty: His secret. Michael acts the loyal citizen, aiming to succeed, gain promotion and a good reputation in Confed, but what is his secret.

Dave is suffering psychological stress far more than his friend for two reasons: He knows his friend’s secret, which is tearing him apart, because he views it as a betrayal of their friendship. His ‘acting’ is preventing him from being who he really needs to be, but what really lies behind his behaviour. Will Dave buckle under the pressure when events take a turn for the worst, or will he fulfil what is expected of him when his loyalty is put to the ultimate test?

Character Profile: Ellarna Rayshon

Name: Ellarna Snr Imperial Officer 01aEllarna Rayshon
Date of Birth: 125th day in the year 4,805 FC*
Place Of Birth: Stellant City, Mabraant, Mabra System.
Height: 165 cm / 5 ft 5 in
Weight: 57 K / 126 lbs
Eyes: Deep Blue.
Hair: Auburn.
Parents: Blaith Rayshon; Elloissa Delvana.
Siblings: Helen (bn 4807); Debaara (bn 4809).
Education: Stellant Junior Education Facility (4809-4821); Stellant Advanced Education Facility (4821-4825); Stellant University (4825-4830)
Profession: Senatorial Aide/Junior Senatorial Representative (4827-4830).
Relationships: Grogaan Learman (4830-?), engaged & married 4831.
Favourite Colours: Green, Yellow.

Image: Ellarna wearing the uniform of a senior officer of the Belocian Imperial Army.

* FC: Fadaran Calendar, commenced the year the ability to travel at lightspeed was discovered. It later became known as the ‘Galactic Alliance Calendar’ (GAC) following the formation of the Galactic Alliance twenty seven years later.

Character Profile: Grogaan Learman

Grogaan 01aName: Grogaan Learman.
Date of Birth: 87th day in the year 4,804 FC* / GAC*; 11,794 AC**
Place Of Birth: Herloan City, Mabraant, Mabra System.
Height: 185cm / 6ft 1in
Weight: 76K / 168lbs
Eyes: Slate Blue
Hair: Fair/Dark
Parents: Ruebern Learman (4777-4829); Kareana Pondeera (4780-?).
Siblings: Benjamin Ruebern (4802-4829).
Education: Herloan Junior Education Facility (4808-4820); Mabraant Engineering (4820-4823).
Profession: Apprentice Engineer (4820-4823); Aircraft & Starship Engineer (4823-4830); Fighter Pilot (4830-?)
Relationships: Miranda Talashon (4827-4829, engaged 4828); Ellarna Rayshon (4830-?, engaged & married 4831).
Favourite Colours: Blue, Green

Image: Grogaan in the uniform of a senior officer of the Belocian Imperial Navy.

* FC: Fadaran Calendar, commenced the year the ability to travel at lightspeed was discovered. It later became known as the ‘Galactic Alliance Calendar’ (GAC) following the formation of the Galactic Alliance twenty seven years later.
** AC: Argorilian Calendar, an ancient calendar originating from the the land of Argorilia on the planet  Ferantia.

The Guardians Book 4; Imperial Assault

A brief update on the position of Imperial Assault

The release of Imperial Assault is getting closer, but I’m afraid it will still require a few more months work before it is ready. Due to personal and family responsibilities in 2013, starting work on the revision and editing of this volume was delayed until this year.

Books four and five, Wizard’s tempest, have had the least amount of work and were only the second drafts. As a result, I am finding many areas require complete re-writing to bring the story in line with changes made to books 1 through 3, to ensure continuity in character and plot development. It is slow but rewarding work as I see it taking shape, and I am now two thirds through the book.

Current forecast for publishing is the end of July.


Saskia Book Tour: Price of Vengeance

Welcome to the Saskia Book Tour for the Price of Vengeance

Price of Vengeance


Price of Vengeance
“Liam! What have you done?” Marcus demanded. “You know our teachings on revenge.”
Suddenly, irrationally angry, Liam straightened. “How can you defend him after what he did? To you, to Mom, to my birth parents, to everyone we cared about?”
With a howl of despair and emotional agony, Liam dashed forward, through the shade of his father, blindly running into the sewers. Continue reading

Author Spotlight 29th Jan 2014

Author Spotlight: Mark E. Lein, writer of Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the Week

About the Author
I am an avid reader. You might say an extremely passionate reader. FMark E Leinor as long as I can remember, I read. Whether it was historic America or Europe, Narnia, Middle Earth, or the Four Lands of Shannara, I spent hours of each day of my childhood in the worlds authors had created.
Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Arthur Conan Doyle were as influential in my life as Louie L’Amour, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Timothy Zahn, Isaac Asimov and Dr. Seuss. Continue reading