The newly crowned Prince Jared, ruler of All Archenfield, has inherited a kingdom in crisis. The murder of his older brother has revealed a traitorous plot in his court, calling into question who, if anyone, Jared can trust as he ascends the throne. Now the realm is on the brink of invasion from the brutal princes of Paddenburg and Jared must travel to neighboring kingdoms in search of allies to defend his throne. Little does he know that an even more dangerous plot is hatching in the Archenfield court - one that threatens to remove Jared from power. One put in motion by the very people he left in charge.
The second book in Justin Somper's Allies & Assassins series delivers another twisted tale of high-stakes betrayal and political machinations set amid a lush medieval background.
Justin Somper has been writing stories and scripts for as long as he can remember. He worked in the editorial and marketing departments of various UK children's publishers before establishing his own children's creative consultancy, where his clients include the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and a number of major UK publishers. Justin took swordfighting classes to help him write the fight scenes in Vampirates.