The Kings Guard.
Copyright 2010, 2018 by Raymond Johnson. Fourth
Cover photo provided by Christine Glade. (iStock
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
moments 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
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, Verns father the king of
Adalmar, has other ideas and sends a troop of elite
soldiers to prevent the rescue and bring Vern home.
The Kings Guard is the second
part in the Effluo Insula series chronicling the
strange and mystical events that have taken place
upon the island.