Sean Russell was born 1952 in Toronto. At the age of three his family moved to the outskirts of the city, where they lived in a cottage at the beach of Lake Ontario. At the age of ten he decided to become an author, and the fantasy genre caught him years later, while reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. After university, he moved to Vancouver, and two years later to Vancouver Island, where he still lives with his family. He published his first novel in 1991.His first historical naval novel Under Enemy Colours, published in 2007, introduced a new Royal Navy hero, Charles Hayden, and HMS Themis, a fictitious frigate.
#1 – Beneath The Vaulted Hills
The last of the world’s great mages, Lord Eldrich has dedicated his life to eradicating all remaining vestiges of magic in the world. But the fanatical Tellerites, followers of a long-dead mage-apprentice, oppose Eldrich, desiring the hidden knowledge of the magical arts and with it the coveted key to immortality. Drawn into this conflict against his will is Erasmus Flattery, who as a boy dwelt with Eldrich. Now Erasmus must lead an expedition into the very bowels of the earth to search for a secret that has remained hidden since the time of the first mages!
#2 – Compass Of The Soul
In his quest to destroy all the magic in the world, Lord Eldrich sends Erasmus Flattery to eliminate Anna, leader of the Tellerites, a group eager to preserve the key to immortality, but as Erasmus becomes resentful of Eldrich and strangely loyal to Anna, he questions all he had believed to be true.