There are 2 books in Ur Legend fantasy series: Sun Valley, Moon Mountains, and The Girl From Ipanema, by Ajax Minor.
The Girl From Ipanema: The World Turned Upside Down, has just been released (June 2017), and in it, Ajax Minor has created a world-clashing, universe-shaking adventure in which his character “Ur,” whom he has based on the daughter that he lost, must grapple with forces of good and evil, life and death, and struggle with foes that are both external and internal. The multi-layered narrative is at once a page-turning adventure, an exploration of human emotion and grief, and a serious look at issues facing the world we live in that are rooted in science and philosophy.
Both installments, Sun Valley Moon Mountains and The Girl from Ipanema are smart, non-traditional fantasy stories driven by unexpected protagonists that readers of Neil Gaiman and Ted Chiang will enjoy. On a deeper level, the books grapple with questions about the world we live in, rooted in science and philosophy.
Ajax Minor was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on September 11, 1950. He ‘prepped’ at Danbury High School and received an A.B. from Princeton in 1972. After graduation he moved to New York City and began a career as a bond trader. He and his wife lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for twenty years, and spent another twenty in Denver, Colorado, where their daughter Katherine was born, and died. Presently they reside in Monterey, California. Minor began writing after the death of Katherine. Though the novel is his preferred medium of expression, he has also written a few short stories and some poetry, available on his website, ajaxminor.com.