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When we were last with Kendryk, he had just received word from the Empress that she would agree to have his favorite priest tried in neutral Isenwald. Although the trial was Kendryk’s idea, now that it’s going to happen he’s feeling panicky. Naturally, Gwynneth has a plan. There’s been some creative editing.
(Also, I need help with a title. More about that below the snippet.)
”I have an idea, but you might not like it.,” Gwynneth said, looking at him out of the corner of her eye.
“I won’t know how much I’ll dislike it until you tell me what it is.”
“What if Father Landrus escapes?”
“We can manage it in the next few days.”
“But he’s sure to be caught by someone like my uncle if he’s out there on his own.”
“Oh, he won’t go by himself. He could somehow end up on a ship to Norovaea where I know my father would welcome him.”
Previous snippets are here.
I need a title for this dang book! I’m nearly done editing and several beta readers are already looking at it, so it’s time. I also need a title for the series as a whole, which is based on the Reformation and Thirty Years War, if that helps. I have tentative titles for books 2-4: Valley of the Shadow, Hammer of the Gods and Wrath of Nations, so something that fits with those would be great. I’m not wedded to those, so if you have another idea for a series, I’m all ears.
The blurb is below. I’ve never written anything like that before, so any suggestions are appreciated as well. Thanks so much in advance!
Young, handsome and popular, Prince Kendryk of Terragand has a beautiful young family and rules a prosperous, peaceful kingdom. But he is forced to risk it all when an enigmatic priest warns him of a coming apocalypse. To stop it, Kendryk must challenge the ruthless Empress Teodora, ruler of the far-flung and unstable Olvisyan Empire. Backed by his ambitious wife, Kendryk risks everything to see the truth prevail, and plunges the continent into a war that will go on for decades.Conscience and faith, love and courage are tested on vast battlefields, in devastated countryside and palace corridors teeming with intrigue. This epic fantasy takes you to a world where loyalty and conviction are sacrificed to the pursuit of power while the light of knowledge struggles to break through an ancient shadow of fear and ignorance.