Pierre Pevel is bringing all the skills of a historical fantasy writer to an epic stage.
The High Kingdom is facing its darkest hour. Its King has been weakened by illness and many are discontent with the Queen’s regency. As rebellion rumbles throughout the land, new threats are massing forces at the realm’s borders.
Desperate, the King decides to free Lorn, who has spent the past year locked away on trumped-up charges in the citadel of Dalroth. Acting on the advice of a mysterious emissary of the Dragon, he dubs Lorn ‘Knight of the Onyx Throne’, making him the upholder of royal authority.
Lorn accepts the King’s mission but also hunts those responsible for his imprisonment. Reinstating the Onyx Guard, a once-powerful elite force, he becomes a new figure of hope for his people. But some take a dim view of his growing popularity and influence, and they are busy plotting his downfall.
If he foils his enemies, will he assume the role of champion that the Dragon’s Council of Emissaries have been seeking, the one capable of facing the Black Prince ? He must first confront an evil that gnaws at him ever since he was exposed to the Obscure at Dalroth, which now threatens to overwhelm him.
‘Pevel has perfected a classic and intensely graphic style of writing’
Pierre Pevel, who achieved international renown with his Cardinal’s Blades series published in ten countries, now offers us an action-packed epic that takes place within a world as rich and as believable as any historical setting. As various clans maneuver and clash in anticipation of an impending war of succession, this novel brings together a gallery of enthralling characters, a pinch of magic, and concealed dragons, and is certain to appeal to fans of Game of Thrones.
Book 1 The Knight
• Dynastic power struggle and intrigues
• A powerful character-driven story that reads like a historical novel
• George R.R. Martin meets the Count of Monte Cristo
• Highly successful author translated into ten languages