They persecuted her as a child. Now they have to face her as a woman.
In the house of Gnaeus, a daughter is born, though when a mysterious mark appears on her face - the father instantly rejects her. Scorned and isolated by those at court, she grows up in the shadows, unaware of the tragic events that caused the defect in the first place.
Unwavered by kinship and severing all ties, Gnaeus strips away his daughter's identity, removes her from court and banishes her to the wilderness forever.
Cast out with her mother, they find sanctuary with the clans. Here she forges a new life, learning new skills, gathering knowledge and finding love. No one can harm her again this far north. No one knows who she is.
Until the day an old enemy appears on the horizon.
Now a grown woman, and a formidable warrior, she knows she must defeat this enemy and seek the truth.
That she is Ajeya, Crown Princess of Ataxata, heir to the subject kingdoms of Ataxata and all the colonies of the southern most territories.
Because if she fails - she will remain as the forgotten heir forever ...
'AN EPIC TALE OF LOVE, LOSS AND RIVALRY - IN A MAN'S WORLD.'
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Lyall has lived and breathed nightmares since he was fourteen years old. He believed he knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. He was wrong.
When General Domitrius Corbulo launches a brutal attack on Castle Dru in Durundal, he slaughters everyone inside, including the king and queen.
Everyone that is ... except one.
The young Prince Lyall escapes the carnage through an ancient, disused tunnel - knowing that he can never go back to his ancestral home, and fearful of what lies ahead. In the wake of this tragedy, he has to adapt to a new life and face challenges beyond his wildest dreams ... and the wrath of the General is always a heartbeat away.
By the time he reaches adulthood with unrivalled knowledge and a unique set of skills, he faces the ultimate decision -embrace the future as the man he has become, or return to his birthright to avenge a past he can't forget ...
'AN INTOXICATING TALE OF MONSTERS, HEROES AND SURVIVAL.'
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It's not until you're broken - that you discover what's worth fighting for.
Cornelius has returned from exile to reclaim his birthright and take back control of the empire. Offering a peace treaty with the clans, he approaches Namir, an adversary from old, with whom he seeks to make amends.
However, the clan is suspicious of Cornelius. Concerned that his intentions are not entirely honourable. Worried that his agenda is the same as the emperor before him; steeped with motives in a lust for power to bring down the Kingdom of Durundal forever.
Despite the protests from his wife and the rest of the clan, Namir accepts the proposal and ventures to Ataxata to sign the agreement. Though when he doesn't return - suspicions are heightened and they fear the worst. Now the clans will risk everything in a race against time to find the chieftain and save the future of his kingdom.
And only one thing is certain - there will be blood.
'ENTER AN ANCIENT WORLD OF AVARICE, CORRUPTION AND SURVIVAL.'
In the Kingdom of Durundal, hearts will be broken, loved ones lost and thrones burned.
Saskia remembers when the soil of Durundal hummed with peace, and the future of the kingdom brimmed with prosperity.
But everything changed the night her home was attacked.
On the orders of the ruthless King Segan Hezekiah, she finds herself imprisoned in a tower awaiting a fate worse than death, her father has been taken to the dark labyrinths of the mine to dig for gold, and her people are forced to work in the adjoining grounds. The only person with the power to help is locked up in the mines alongside her father, and anyone who disobeys the king, or tries to escape, is targeted and killed.
As danger lurks at every turn and guards prowl every corner, Saskia feels more helpless than ever ... but is she?
Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Saskia has yet to discover what she is capable of.
'THE INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE OF A WOMAN, SMOULDERING IN THE SHADOWS.'
S E Turner is a life-long enthusiast of epic fantasy that borders on the believable. With an abundance of historical research weaved through the pages, this promises to be an engaging and immersive experience.
'The Kingdom of Durundal series is far more than the single genre of fantasy. Rather, it blends into a prestigious crossroads where fantasy meets reality, and the surreal meets the sublime. I wanted to write a series that everyone could read, and I'm happy to provide an exciting, epic story that a wide variety of ages will enjoy.'
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