Book 2 - DominionPeridot has fallen, taken to the one place a magick-born does not want to end up: the Descendant's headquarters. Alone, she must learn to embrace her magick and bond with the ancient being inside of her to break free from captivity. Buy Now
Earthlings - The BeginningWithin Peridot's grasp is the chance to save the world, and earth knows, the world needs saving... Buy Now
Ray Star’s passion for writing comes hand in hand with a passion for animals and the environment which prompted the creation of the Earthlings trilogy. Earthlings is Ray’s debut novel with a prequel to follow shortly after the trilogy is complete.
It is Ray’s dream to open The Peridot Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Reserve in England and that dream inspired the Earthlings trilogy to life.
Ray is a member of the Climate Fiction Writers League, planting one tree per book sale and endeavours to be a climate neutral author. Her books are printed on recycled paper where possible and Ray recently launched the #READGREEN campaign, petitioning Amazon KDP to offer sustainable printing to the writing community.
Earthlings The Beginning
Peridot has lived a sheltered life. Raised on a remote island off the coast of England by an overprotective mother, Peri has never left the comfort of her home or met another child before. Until the night of her thirteenth birthday, when a strange boy appears at her window, filthy and malnourished, claiming to have escaped captivity from the mainland.
Her mother insists that the ways of the world are to remain concealed until her sixteenth birthday, but she unveils why they live in hiding, the mainland isn’t safe for their kind – they are born of magick. Not magic from stories and fables, but real magick from the days of old. The power to control earth, air, fire, water and spirit; an Elemental.
On her quest to learn the truth, Peridot leaves the island on her sixteenth birthday only to finally comprehend why the truth was kept from her. Life on the mainland is unlike anything she could have fathomed possible, humanity is enslaved, and the remaining species are in charge.
Peridot finds herself thrown into a world she wasn’t prepared for, caught amongst an ongoing battle between those trying to save humanity and the tyrants seeking to keep them enslaved.
Struggling to command magickal abilities she doesn’t fully understand or know how to control. Her abilities may be the helping hand needed to save humanity from an awful way of life, but at what cost?
Book 2 - Dominion
The ‘genre-defying’ sequel to the multi-award-winning, best-selling EARTHLINGS trilogy, readers have proclaimed ‘life-changing’, DOMINION is a magick-fuelled coming-of-age YA fantasy exploring family dynamics, true friendship, and the desire to do what is right, against all odds. Perfect for fans of Lauren James and N.K Jemisin
Peridot has fallen, taken to the one place a magick-born does not want to end up: the Descendant’s headquarters. Alone, she must learn to embrace her magick and bond with the ancient being inside of her to break free from captivity.
With the treaty unsalvageable, the Descendant’s plans hold dire consequences for all who remain loyal to humans. The odds are stacked against them and with the threat of newarrivals from overseas, Euan and the Resistance have no choice other than to prepare to make a stand and fight. If Peridot can only reach them in time, she could be the saviour the Resistance so desperately needs.
Elsewhere on the mainland, Vallaeartha searches in vain for her daughter, desperate to reach her before what she fears most comes to pass. If Peridot should fall into the wrong clutches and fail to control her magick, her powers could seal the fate of the Earthlings world, once and for all.