The Night Dance Trilogy

"Our deepest traumas held in love, will heal humanity."

(Grace Kane)


Night Dance is a crossover of fiction and non-fiction, spirituality, (historical) trauma and unconventional love stories. It is a socially critical epic that calls its heroes - as part of a collective healing process - to celebrate their pain as uncompromisingly as love and life itself.


Mato Tipila (Bear Lodge), Wyoming, USA

Uluru, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Northern Territory, Australia 

Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

So far, my readers have described Night Dance: Shadow Worlds as a "healing journey," as a "socio-critical and spiritual epic," as "metaphysical and visionary fiction," as "psychological fiction," or even as an offshoot of "magical realism".

Night Dance: Glimmer of Light, the second volume in the trilogy, will fall into the same categories.

Book 3, however, (the prequel Night Dance: Prelude), will fall into a single genre: that of the historical novel.



NIGHT DANCE: Shadow Worlds

Book 1 (December 2022: Kindle;

January 2023: Paperback)


Night Dance: Shadow Worlds (Book 1)
The Badlands in South Dakota, United States. Night Dance: Shadow Worlds (Book 1)

Zayla is the only child of renowned British psychologist and hypnotherapist Professor Dr. Kirkpatrick. Highly gifted and endowed with metaphysical (supernatural) abilities that go far beyond the acceptance of a spiritually detached society, the young woman is thrust into the role of outsider from an early age. In her search for love and acceptance, Zayla gets caught in the web of narcissistic London investment banker Marrock.

The trauma of genocide and violent assimilation rages in Logan's soul. In his worldview and that of his ancestors, the distinctions between "normal" and "paranormal" is meaningless.
Logan Black Wolf Chief Diamandis is the descendant of a highly controversial Lakota warrior leader elevated to legend and the adopted son of influential media mogul Deimos Diamandis. The Sydney-based tycoon and Logan's adopted brother Nick are deeply attached to him. 


His privileged life in Australia has made the Lakota-American a loner in his old homeland - but also a tactically astute wanderer between different worlds. When Logan's sister falls victim to a gruesome crime, he returns to the USA and finds himself confronted with a reality that he would have preferred to bury in the farthest corner of his mind. 


Zayla's and Logan's lives seem to have no points of contact. And yet their fates and those of the people closest to them are more intimately intertwined than they would have suspected. Across generations, continents and incarnations, a painful shadow dance begins that demands everything from the protagonists.


Who will succeed in the journey back to their own power?



NIGHT DANCE: Glimmer of Light

Book 2 (2024/25)

Logan Peak (Mount Logan).  A Key Location in Night Dance: Glimmer of Light (Book 2)
Logan Peak (Mount Logan). A Key Location in Night Dance: Glimmer of Light (Book 2)

Book 2 picks up six years after the showdown of Book 1 and tells of the turbulent rise of the two main characters Zayla and Logan in the midst of a time that shakes the foundations of the world.



Book 3 (2025/26)


First Nation Camp. Night Dance: Prelude (Book 3)
First Nation Camp. Night Dance: Prelude (Book 3)

Book 3 delves deep into the prehistory of the subplot touched upon in book 1 and 2 at the time of the so-called "Indian Wars" in North America. Night Dance: Prelude takes its readers on a journey to a bygone era.
The prequel tells of Elizabeth Brooke - the sandy-haired Rock-With-Horns-Woman (Tȟuŋkáŋ Hetȟúŋ-wiŋ) from Night Dance: Shadow Worlds - her brother Nathaniel, her husband Standing Elk (Heȟáka Nážiŋ) and his brother-friend, the legendary Black Wolf Chief (Šuŋgmánitu Tȟáŋka Sápe), Logan's ancestor.

Closely linked to the lives of these main characters are Colonel Robert Montgomery and his son Charles. Both have been introduced in Night Dance: Shadow Worlds.

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