Satan's MoonKae Charles
It is late January, 1242 A.D, on the small island Kingdom of Othiria; a remote, windswept land of dense forests, majestic mountains and freezing, near-arctic wastelands. Divided between nine Kings and an assortment of Lords and Barons, Othiria is ruled by the most powerful of them: the High King, Alaric Athelmaere, a gentle, much loved and respected man who uses his authority with great wisdom and compassion.
Following a riding accident the High King dies, leaving behind six sons and a daughter. His cousin Alinor, Queen of a distant island and lover of his champion, Athelstan Penric, stands trial, accused of his murder by Bardric, Alaric’s elder, but illegitimate son, who rules the new king, Ransford, through manipulation and fear for his unborn son.
When Queen Alinor is freed from her dungeon just hours before her execution, brother is turned against brother, friend against friend; trusts broken and old alliances torn apart when new ones are made.
Athelstan meets his former lover, Atalaya, whom he thought long dead, and discovers a son he never knew, who dislikes and mistrusts him. Loyalty, Faith and friendship are tested as the island is plunged into a bloody civil war of murder, intrigue and revenge.
The battle for Othiria has begun.
For Kae Charles, writing historical fiction has been a way of life ever since she started writing at the age of twelve. Inspired by the castles and other historical heritage of Wales, she manages to combine her profound knowledge of medieval culture and civilisation with her passion for the written word. To date, she has written twenty eight books on a variety of subjects, including sci-fi, childrens and medieval. Kae Charles, a nature and literature enthusiast, is a dedicated mother of three and lives in Wales.
| 10/10 | Teddy2407 |
January 08, 2013
Absolutely fantastic book! No trolls or other mythical beasts. This book is about people, and very well done it is, too. My only complaint is that it's part one, and not in the shops. BOO! Put it in the shops, so other people can pick it up and buy ...Review