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Lynda Williams

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Lynda Williams is a science fiction author, indie publisher, blogger and an education professional.

Williams' fiction and publishing is centered around a series of ten novels set in the fictional Okal Rel Universe and published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

She was founder and producer of the online journal Reflections on Water, which ran for ten years ending in 2007.

Williams was born in Prince George, British Columbia and educated in Victoria B.C. and Ontario. She has worked as a journalist and in crisis intervention. For 15 years she taught applied computing at the University of Northern B.C. and headed the Center for Teaching and Learning, overseeing the start of the web development lab for online courses. Since 2012 she...more


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The Courtesan Prince (Okal ...
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Pretenders (Okal Rel Saga, #3)
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Far Arena (Okal Rel Saga, #5)
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Description: Amel ends his short career as a courtier when he steals his baby half-brother, Erien, from their sadistic mother, Ev'rel. Once he has left the baby in safe hands, he faces the problem of how to hide from Ev'rel. He dares not rely on friends because Ev'rel is the second most powerful Sevolite in the empire and she knows who his friends are. He must stay away, to protect them. So he takes flight. The empire is vast. There ought to be a way to hide in it. But Amel is not just anyone. Born to rule the empire, lost in infancy, raised as a commoner and rediscovered at the age of sixteen working as a courtesan, his story has made him famous. Worst of all, for a fugitive, is Amel's other-worldly beauty that gets him noticed even by people who have never seen his pictures —and his warm heart that cannot help but notice others. (Set in the Envoy Period, between Part 3: Pretenders and Part 4: Throne Price of the Okal Rel Saga published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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“The happiness of a family is such a complex matter. Like a table laid out with a tea service, it looks so ordinary until it's threatened. Then it becomes infinitely precious.”
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