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Issue Details: First known date: 1997-2002... 1997-2002 The Orokon
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y separately published work icon The Harlequin's Dance Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 1997 Z254836 1997 single work novel fantasy

'The first in a five-book sequence of fantasy novels, this book is a quest fantasy set in the mythical kingdoms of the El-Orok. The Orokon is a circle of five mystic crystals which embody the powers of the ancient gods. Only two people can find the cystals: the enchanter Toth-Vexrah and Jem'.

Source: bookseller's website.

y separately published work icon The King and Queen of Swords Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 1998 Z189188 1998 single work novel fantasy

'Jem, the true prince of Ejland, sets out on the second stage of his quest, seeking the mystic crystals of the gods. On the run, Jem heads for the city of Agondon where he hopes his new guardian will guide him to the green Crystal of Viana. But Jem must decide if his guardian is good or evil'.

Source: bookseller's website.

y separately published work icon Sultan of the Moon and Stars Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 1999 Z339635 1999 single work novel fantasy 'For generations, the Sultans of Kal-Theron have held their desert realm in a cruel, implacable grip, but now, as a ruthless invader threatens, not even the Sacred Flame may save the ancient empire'. Source: bookseller's website.
y separately published work icon Sisterhood of the Blue Storm Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 2000 Z1388773 2000 single work novel fantasy

'In a time lost in legend, the Isles of Wenaya were united in worship of Javander, goddess of the seas. From her fantastical palace beneath the waves, Javander presided over a caste of priestesses, linked in a thrumming psychic web. Then the web was broken, Javander's people turned to false gods and the priestesses who once served her so well become the Sisterhood of the Blue Storm . . .

'Ten boys on the cusp of adulthood arrive on the empty tropical island of Xaro to undergo their Manhood Trial, an age-old ritual meant to build character as they leave their childhood behind. They thought they could survive alone. But that was before the killing began. That was before the Blue Storm.

'To this island of dark magic come Jem and his companions, pursuing their mystic quest for the long-lost crystals of the Orokon, desperate to find Javinder's blue jewel before Jem's evil rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, gets there. Never has the quest been so perilous.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Jo Fletcher Books).

y separately published work icon Empress of the Endless Dream Tom Arden , London : Gollancz , 2002 Z1388778 2002 single work novel fantasy

'Long ago, the mysterious bearers of a golden, magical jewel retreated to the Lamasery of the Winds, high in the mountains. Then came the avalanche. Many think the lamasery has been destroyed. Others know the truth is stranger by far. Caught between dimensions, its powers persist and grow. But are they powers of good -- or welling, insidious evil? Returning at last to his rightful kingdom, Prince Jemany faces the final conflict in his desperate battle to reunite the sacred Crystals of Orok and defeat his evil rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, whose campaign of conquest is now almost complete. In an icy, midwinter city, ravaged by terrorism, brutal murder and impending war, Jem struggles for clues to his last, most mysterious, and most powerful prize, the searing, sun-like crystal of the sky god Agonis'.

Source: publisher's blurb.

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First known date: 1997-2002
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