The Sixth Kingdom is the center of the known world. It is the repository of the all knowledge and secrets, and the heart of arcane wizardry. It is the College, the arbiter and enforcer of world peace. It’s also the place to learn magic, perfect deadly warrior skills, or bond with dragons.
Comprised of four Castes, the College accepts only the best and brightest of those who can afford to send their children to the hallowed halls of destiny where they are groomed to assume their future roles in each of the five kingdoms.
Four friends in four Castes… they call themselves ‘the Family.’ Their goal? To one day rule the College. Of the four, Fiach has the least claim to privilege as he was sold to the College by slave traders after his parents were murdered. It is a memory he can no longer repress as he and the Family are swept up into the power struggles to rule the world.
pdmac spent a career in the US Army before transitioning to education as a university Academic Dean. He transitioned again and now writes fulltime. He has a MA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Theology. He is a member of the Blue Ridge Writers Guild, the Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild, and the Georgia Writers Association. A diverse author, writer, and editor, he has also edited a Literature anthology, served as managing editor of an archaeology magazine, ghost-written an autobiography, and has had poems, short stories, articles, and editorials published in various literary journals, magazines and newspapers. His most recent short stories appear in the Short Story America anthologies III and IV, Poets in Hell, The Mulberry Fork Review, and the Fantasy Anthology Chronicles of Mirstone. He has also sung back-up for Broadway plays, provided voice for radio plays, and acted and directed theater stage productions. In his off time, he and his wife enjoy cycling, kayaking, and occasionally backpacking sections of the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, he and his wife love to travel, their favorite place so far being Crete, Greece.