The Law of Becoming
The Game of Princes
When the human rebellion against the Chapalii Empire failed, the alien overlords did the unthinkable. They made Charles Soerensen, leader of the rebellion, a duke in their empire, granting him lordship over several worlds, among them Rhui, home to the nomadic tribes known as the Jaran. And thus the Chapalii sowed the seeds of a new and more dangerous rebellion, one fought not with starcruisers but by subtler means.
On Rhui, Charles' sister, Tess Soerensen, and her husband, Ilya Bakhtiian, expanded the territories controlled by the Jaran, even as Ilya's son inadvertently became the catalyst for what could prove a major shift of power.
While on Earth, the Jaran who had been exiled from their own planet sought to find a place in their suddenly expanded universe – a quest which would have sweeping consequences on more than one world.
And in the heart of the Chapalii Empire, the most surprising move of all was about to occur as the Emperor added an unexpected new player to the Game of Princes...
Kate Elliott has been writing stories since she was nine years old, which has led her to believe that writing, like breathing, keeps her alive. As a child in rural Oregon, she made up stories because she longed to escape to a world of lurid adventure fiction.
Her most recent novel is Unconquerable Sun, gender swapped Alexander the Great in space. She is also known for her Crown of Stars epic fantasy series, the Afro-Celtic post-Roman alt-history fantasy (with lawyer dinosaurs) Cold Magic and sequels, the science fiction Novels of the Jaran and YA fantasy Court of Fives, and the epic fantasy Crossroads trilogy with giant justice eagles.
Jaran consists of four works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.