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We haven’t seen much of King Lennart so far in Fall of the Titan, but that’s because he’s been stuck in the mud with his artillery, trying frantically to get back to Terragand before Teodora’s general, Brynhild Mattila, can capture the city where his wife and child are staying. Finally leaving his artillery behind, he hurries ahead with the cavalry, not knowing what’s happened to Gwynneth and Braeden in the past few months. Oltena is where they’ve taken refuge with Kendryk’s aunt and Lennart knows Mattila is headed that way.
Lennart had hardly ridden north a half day when a scout came galloping up. “Messenger from Oltena, Your Highness,” he said, “just up ahead.”
At that, Lennart spurred his own horse to a gallop, hoping to meet the messenger more quickly. “What’s the word?” he shouted as soon as the mud-spattered, exhausted young man came into view.
“You’re to come to Oltena at once.” The man fumbled with a leather pouch, handing the letter inside to Lennart, “Princess Gwynneth needs you to accompany her to Terragand.”
Lennart took the letter. “Princess Gwynneth?” He read, swearing under his breath. He was glad that Gwynneth, Braeden and the two children had turned up again, but now he had to find a way to stop Mattila from overrunning them in Oltena.