I have the complete set of 4: Lords of the Middle Dark 1; Pirates of the Thunder,Book 2; Warriors of the Storm 3; Masks of the Martyrs 4.
Entertaining stories about variations on human nature around a theme of humans against a computer system gone to intolerable extremes.
Long ago, legend had it, the machines rebelled, wiping out most of humanity and exiling the survivors in widely scattered reservations where they lived accorrding to their ancient cultures. Master System ruled unchallenged, since the key to breaking its control--five microchips disguised as gold rings --was long forgotten.
Then an American called Hawks stumbled across secret information about the five gold rings and their purpose. And on the other side of the world, a Chinese girl genius dared to interfere with a computer system to avoid an unhappy future as a humble and obedient Oriental wife.
Suddenly Master Sustem was after tHem both-and it looked as if their only hope lay in finding the rings themnselves.