- The Trilogy - The King’s Guard - Prologue - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 -
Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12 - Chapter 13 - Chapter 14 - Chapter 15 - Epilogue -


Effluo Insula: The King’s Guard.
Copyright 2010, 2018 by Raymond Johnson. Fourth edition.
Cover photo provided by Christine Glade. (iStock Photo).

For Mark.

“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.” – Sun Tzu.

The two neighbouring kingdoms of Adalmar and Liviana enjoy a fragile peace whilst in a perpetual state of cold war ready to attack at a moment’s notice. Forever blaming each other and fighting over petty squabbles they fail to see the true enemy that strikes under their very noses forcing both kingdoms into preparing for yet another war.

A group of religious cultists kidnap a princess with the intention of brutally sacrificing her to a mythical beast. Under the ensuing chaos a new hero rises from the anarchy with the rescue of the princess being the first priority in a new order of peace. Vern sets out alone upon her rescue in order to prevent the war as well as save her life. However, Vern’s father the king of Adalmar, has other ideas and sends a troop of elite soldiers to prevent the rescue and bring Vern home.

The King’s Guard is the second part in the Effluo Insula series chronicling the strange and mystical events that have taken place upon the island.






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