Book 9 of the Princelings of the East series
Life for King Fred of Castle Marsh is increasingly difficult. Refugees keep pouring in; growing enough food in difficult weather conditions is challenging, and his brother George’s demands for more space for his inventions are almost more than he can bear. In a moment of despondency, he harks back to when he first became king. It seemed so much simpler then. He wanted to write a history of the castle, but there’s no time now, with a growing family to look after as well as his subjects. But his steward Willoughby used to be a storyteller. It’s Willoughby to the rescue, yet again.
Placed against the background of George’s flying escapades, Willoughby pulls together all the key moments of Fred’s reign to date. It’s a tale which sweeps across the Princelings Realms, charting progress and dissatisfaction with the status quo.
Chronicles of Marsh is book 9 of the Princelings of the East series, and fills a gap between previous books and the final one, Princelings Revolution, due next year. It takes the form of an anthology connected by a narrative, and provides shorter episodes suitable for interrupted reading periods. The pressures of modern life will be familiar to readers, even if the princelings world doesn’t have the internet and mobile communications… yet.
Lovers of the series will enjoy this latest adventure, but newcomers may find it easier to start with book 1, book 5, even at book 7. It’s a fantasy historical adventure in a world not quite like ours, suitable for age 10 and upwards.
Note that there is a death in the family described in this book. While the grieving of the character’s children may help other bereaved children, timing may be important.
Chronicles of Marsh is expected to be published in late autumn or winter 2019/20.
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Facts about the book (work in progress)
First Published: tba
Publisher: Princelings Publications
Words/Pages (approx): 45,000
Age range/reading skill: confident reading skills needed for ages 10 and upwards
ISBN (Smashwords and other online stores): 9780463785249
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