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In Defence of the Crown
     

In Defence of the Crown

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by Stephen L. Nowland
 

From the peril of the high seas to the urban landscape of Fairloch, capital of Aielund, Aiden Wainwright and his companions are charged with protecting the only heir to the throne whilst seeking out the conspirators that plot her capture, and who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

Out of his depth in the largest city in the land, Aiden recruits the

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From the peril of the high seas to the urban landscape of Fairloch, capital of Aielund, Aiden Wainwright and his companions are charged with protecting the only heir to the throne whilst seeking out the conspirators that plot her capture, and who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

Out of his depth in the largest city in the land, Aiden recruits the aid of the few allies he can find and trust; a sailor with a criminal past, an old knight close to retirement, a savage exiled from her home and a druid banished from her lands, her order falling toward darkness.

Combining their forces, they spearhead the investigation to track down the enemies of the crown and the powerful interests that support them, but while investigating the real reason behind the war in the west, Aiden discovers an enemy far more sinister than the petty villains who seek to seize power.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033102082
Publisher:
Stephen L. Nowland
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Series:
Aielund Saga , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
339,997
File size:
627 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

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I was one of those kids who daydreamed his way through school. All the little adventures I'd concoct in my mind were far more interesting than math or tests or sport. Somehow, I passed the important bits (art and english) and moved on, but always with a creative perspective to my life. It was around 1992 when the magic of reading really sunk into me, for it was then I discovered fantasy novels. Feist, Salvatore & Eddings showed me worlds that fired my imagination, and from that point on I knew I wanted to write the stories that flitted around the recesses of my imagination. Unfortunately, I spent most of the next fifteen years dealing with poor health, including resultant chronic fatigue syndrome which interfered with my life immeasurably, but gave me ample time for thought. An abortive attempt to create a story happened around 1996, but I look back on such things as stepping stones on the road to where I wanted to be. My first complete novel was actually done back in '03, but it was a derivative work based on elements from other stories, something I didn't realise until after I'd written it. The mind can do funny things if you don't keep it on a tight leash! Still, there were some unique points to the story I kept, so I scrapped the rest and began a completely new for Neverwinter Nights, that RPG video game thing you may or may not have heard of. The story was so successful (filled with rich, creamy character development) that I lamented that only people playing the game would ever see it. In 2009, with my health improving, I resolved to novelize the stories I'd written, in addition to developing the world in which they exist as the basis for a new fantasy series. I consider those stories to be merely the first iteration of the saga, for my novels have evolved far beyond the original scope, in terms of detail, plot and character building. Looking back on it now, I can see my style has evolved a very long way from those humble beginnings indeed. Oh, I also paint. You can expect to see more cover art with each title, becoming more technically sophisticated each time.

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In Defence of the Crown 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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John_H_Carroll More than 1 year ago
"In Defense of the Crown" is even faster paced than the first novel. The strengths of these books are the action, the banter in the dialogue, the suspense of the plot and the variety of characters. Like the first, it's hard to put this book down. A couple of characters that were in the first book are no longer with the party, but new ones come in to fill the void. Each character is introduced to the reader and given time to develop. They have their own distinct personalities that either blend or clash, making the relationships very dynamic. My favorite character is Nellise . . . at the moment anyway. Nellise is the type of character that led me to write my own books. She goes through moral dilemmas. People are mean to her. Others try to sway her opinion for their own needs. Nellise suffers and will continue to do so. I don't know what's going to happen in the next books, but I know for certain that whatever happens to Nellise is going to piss me off. The women in my books tend to be anti-Nellises. By now, she would have killed Pacian. At the very least, she would have distanced herself from him. Just sayin'. I like the princess too, except that she started out as tough, but then became a bit useless. I'd like her to find some gumption along with keeping her flair. Speaking of moral dilemmas, the author has great fun with them. The characters constantly argue about right and wrong, each making good points about their position. The reader tends to side with certain characters, or at least I did. Random banter between the characters leads to laugh out loud moments. Every step of the adventure is perilous and exciting, from on board the ship, through the city and into the castle. I highly recommend these books and am looking forward to the rest . . . even if I'm going to get pissed off at the fate of Nellise.