Ronald has degrees in Ancient History, and Theology; as well as a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, all from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He is a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, Dune, and Battlestar Galactica; as well as a reader of Heroic Fantasy from the likes of David Gemmell, David Eddings, and Raymond E. Feist.
He lives with his wife, two daughters, and his Shichon, Monty, in Ireland, and has been writing since 1991.
The Kiranis series is big and bold, with underlying philosophies and dark insights intricately woven into an epic Space Opera-esque saga. Merging Science Fiction tropes with Fantasy staples, Ronald weaves an epic story that redefines and reinvigorates both genres.
The story of Kiranis began over 20 years ago as a Sci-Fi trilogy with a Star Trek feel, but Ronald's love for Heroic Fantasy intruded, and he started working on a Fantasy trilogy. Over time, the two projects coalesced of their own sentient accord, evolving into Kiranis. He is confident that despite covering some familiar territory (as is the way with genre writing), the universe he has created is something new and wonderful.
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