Ruu McKinney


Ruu Mckinney is a freelance writer turned fantasy fiction author. His current projects revolve around his Gemsong Saga series, and include work on new entries as well as a website that expands upon its universe and lore.

In addition to writing, Ruu Mckinney is an avid sportbike and coffee enthusiast. When he is not working to expand his writing portfolio, he can usually be found roaming the mountain roads of Arkansas on his motorcycles, or playing a game online with friends.

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Gemsong Saga
Zephyr is a young boy forced to flee from his home and the only life he has ever known. When he arrives on the soot-stained isles of the Rubbards, he is taken in by an old man named Arthur and learns that the world is a far harsher place than he ever could have imagined. Beneath the oppressive rule of the very nobility he used to be a part of, Zephyr must make peace with his past and find a way to protect the people he has grown to love, even as the Rubbards teeter on the brink of rebellion. Will the mysterious power that emerges only serve to make him a target? Or will he find the strength in it he needs to change the world?


Gemsong Saga: A Man Named Zephyr
Series: Gemsong Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Zephyr and Jance find themselves targeted by an unknown foe, their fight to unmask their enemy unravels a chain of events that brings them head to head with the elite of Lutia. As traitors of the past bare their fangs, and the full might of the Nobility is brought against the resistance however, their true powers will emerge to be tested alongside several unlikely allies.
Gemsong Saga: A Boy Named Zephyr
Series: Gemsong Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When a mysterious power emerges that threatens not only his own safety, but the very foundation of the noble dominion, a young boy named Zephyr finds himself swept up in a journey to unravel the riddles of the past and find a place to belong. As his world teeters on the edge of rebellion, Zephyr will join with the most unlikely of allies in an effort to protect the people he has grown to love.

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