Hello and welcome to MJRyder.net, home of writer and academic Mike Ryder (M.J. Ryder). I have many years’ experience working as a professional ghostwriter and marketing expert in industries as diverse as entertainment, healthcare and higher education, and have been widely published in each of these fields. I currently work in academia, where I conduct inter-disciplinary research in robots, AI, technology, science fiction and biopolitics. Read on to find out more…
I have published several articles in The Conversation on the topic of ‘killer robots’, ethics and robotic decision-making. These have been republished across the web, on news sites such as Metro and The Independent. I have also provided comment for the national press, and have appeared on several radio shows including talkRADIO and eFM TBS.
The Darkest Hour
Phae is a girl unlike any other. Her father is the most powerful mage in the realm, and her mother is a member of the Lintari – a small, secretive band of warriors bound to the earth as its sworn guardians. With such powerful blood inside her, growing up was never going to be easy.
But when her powers bring about catastrophe and the death of her tutor, Phae finally decides she’s had enough. With her unstable magic threatening to bring about even more danger to those she loves, Phae flees her home on the Magical Isle to seek sanctuary on the mainland. Only there does she realise her problems have barely just begun…
The Darkest Hour by M.J. Ryder is a heroic fantasy novel for young adults featuring magic, adventure and a strong female protagonist. It also has strong themes of love and friendship, and explores the moving tale of one father’s quest to find his little girl.
Type: Young Adult Fiction
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure