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“When the king commands, no subject shallrefuse.”
An uneasy peace has endured for over three
decades during King Ali-Stanley Wamhoff’s rule, but unrest is brewing. The simmering cauldron of vile hatred among
the ruling families threatens to boil over and burn everyone in its vicinity.
When the prosperous Duke Jon Colbert is
summoned to the King’s Castle, only one thought fills his head. He assumes the financially inept King wants
to take even more of his fortune and end the long-standing feud between the two
houses. However, Jon is disgusted at the
expected method used to seal the peaceful settlement and he will never forget
or forgive that King Ali-Stanley had his father murdered.
The unmarried eighteen-year-old Prince
Ali-Ster has recently returned to the Capitol after serving extended war
duty. The Duke’s daughter, Mariah, is
seventeen and the King has ordered Jon to have her in attendance. Jon can only conclude that the King’s wish is
a marriage pact involving his only daughter with the family he most
despises. He can barely even stomach the
thought of being united with the house of foxes for whom he has nothing but
Will the indomitable Duke bend a stiff knee
or risk treason to be the first man in many years to openly defy his king?
“Fire shall fill the sky when darkness and
evil battle honor and bravery, thunderously shaking our world as we once knew
The long journey begins for some unexpected
heroes to defend the earth against the demons.
Some don’t yet understand what they are in for, including a rogue
warrior who seeks redemption for his rotten soul. Many seek a throne, but most hunt the elusive
Pearl of Wisdom for its magical powers and ability to summon dragons.
The story is told from multiple points of
view that sweep you around a realm and beyond to give a truly epic scope. Queen
Emilia, Princess Leimur, members of rival families, knights and the rogue
warrior tell the tales of a lost kingdom, omitted from history. Good versus
evil can appear transparent or blurred as motivations of revenge and
soul-inspired redemption become entangled in a forgotten world of deception and
drama. Separate storylines eventually
converge to create a vivid literary tapestry of interesting characters with
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