Book one - The Rayman
Book 1 is the Rayman's personal story.
He is a musician but also uses light in his performances to project a visual element to his music. He is just starting to reach his full potential when he has an accident and is suddenly flung into a very difficult place. He is rescued by strange elemental beings who not only help him but teach him how to heal. In this process they change him and he can no longer play.
He is joined by his life partner who is a singer. She is intuitively drawn towards him even though he is no longer on the same plane of existence. Together they discover how to bring him back and confront his disability learning to enjoy life in spite of what has happened.
It shows that not matter what happens, no matter how dreadful it is for the good. We grow and become stronger and can never loose who we are. The Rayman's journey is very joyful. He is the wounded healer who eventually figures out how to heal himself. He rises again to become far more than he was.
To some extent this story parallels my own. The interesting thing is that most of the events happened to me after this book was written and not before.
Book two - Growth
Book two is about growing in many ways.
Donna, one of the Rayman's young friends, has an insatiable desire for knowledge. She decides to visit the huge community called the Gathering which she has heard about from Carrie the Rayman's partner and more notably from her mother. That is where she was brought up came from originally. She assures Donna they can teach everything she want to know.
It is a very long journey and takes her very high up into the mountains. Nothing works out as she expects and she discovers that there is far more to life than just learning information. She decides to leave and eventually meets a being who changes her by raising her awareness.
This book explores the difference between knowledge and wisdom in a very playful way. I have brought in plenty of my own experiences. Nobody would believe them otherwise. It explores the limit of what we think we can do and takes us much further. We can all do more or less anything and my characters do.
Book three - Transformation
Book three is about our present journey and continues the story from book 2.
I don't expect you to believe me until it happens but here it is. My characters explore some of the limits of human ability in a humorous madness that was great fun to write. I have met some of the star children and Brian one of the main protagonists epitomises them all. Writing this book was a wonderful experience