Albert Ruckholdt is science-fiction/romance novelist focusing on works written for teenage and young adult readers.
A software engineer by trade, he graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with an Honors Degree in Computer Science and immediately entered the world of financial systems. When not writing fiction, he is a senior programmer in a business solutions company based in Sydney, Australia.
Raised on an early diet of science-fiction works from greats such as Harlan Ellison, Roger Zelanzy, Michael Morcook, and Clifford D. Simak, he graduated to modern science fiction works by Iain M. Banks, and Peter F. Hamilton.
However, it was his introduction to the style of the Japanese light-novel, and works by writers such as Shoji Gatoh, that inspired him to take pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and begin writing soft science-fiction that focused more on character interplay rather than the hard science.
Made the decision to write for the young adult market after receiving surprisingly positive critiques from members of the teenage demographic for a couple of unpublished works.
The first novel in the Pride series, "Pride X Familiar", was written with the intention of delivering a light-novel for young adult western readers.
Released "Pride X Familiar ReVamp" as an alternative telling of the story.
An avid fan of Japanese anime, manga and culture, he is also a student of the Japanese language at beginner level.
Credits Seo Kouji's manga "Suzuka" as part of his inspiration for writing.
With the completion of "Pride X Familiar", and "Pride X Familiar ReVamp", he is currently busy at work on the sequel, "Pride X Valkyrie ReVamp" which is currently enjoying a draft release at Royal Road Legend.
His fourth novel, "Maiden of the Line", a sci-fi/fantasy is currently in pre-release at Wattpad and Royal Road Legend, for an intended Christmas 2015 ebook release.
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Pride x Familiar
by Albert Ruckholdt
Far in the future, in a galactic society where humanity is divided between the Aventis and the Regulars, and ruled by the former, a young man awakens to a third existence, a Familiar, and finds himself thrust into a conflict fought in microcosm between rival powers, while struggling to survive as a high-school student at a prestigious Academy dominated by Aventis students.
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