A King's Burden

A King's Burden

by April Adams


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Glenn Elambil has a secret and it's tearing him apart. His new wife is hunted by unfathomable evil, his father is dying, and the weight of the lives of the elven race hangs heavy on his shoulders. All he wants is to hide in the forest, warm and snuggled in the arms of his love, and raise a family of little Elambils. That tiny dream of warmth and innocence is slipping further away by the minute.

If he has any chance of a long life with his wife, he has to face the overwhelming obstacles head-on. The fate of his world is a distant priority compared to that of his woman. If he could only find a way to keep her safe, the burden wouldn't be so heavy. With dragging steps he walks the path set before him, seeking always to rid himself of the secret he keeps locked in his heart. He would give anything to grow old with her, to see her scarred face wrinkle, but threats and attacks are growing disturbingly commonplace. If they can survive today, perhaps there can be a tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489560087
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2013
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

April was born and raised in Magnolia, TX. Since she was five she's wanted to leave Texas - no offence to Texans - but she longs to live in the cool Pacific Northwest or better yet, the UK.

While other kids were out partying and getting in trouble she was at home watching The Vicar of Dibley, Are You Being Served?, Keeping Up Appearances and more. When the BBC Narnia series came on she would dance with glee.

She wrote her first screenplay at the age of fifteen, and as an adult she killed it with fire. It was horrible! She wrote a second screenplay but lost it. That's probably for the best. Since then though, she's suffered a massive case of writer's block that persisted for fifteen years.

In her early adulthood she struggled, unable to finish high school or even think about college, she just tried to survive. She'd always been clever though, she could read before Kindergarten and made excellent grades all through school. She would have had an advanced degree with honors had life been kind to her.

Even with no education she managed to make a way for herself in the working world. She eventually married and fulfilled her dream of becoming a housewife. Then she got the news that she was expecting a bundle of joy, and when Eli came into the world she became a stay at home mom.

That did not suit. Her brain started turning to mush. A story started swimming around, characters flitted in and out of pre-sleep dreams. Still, they were just a jumble of things - not a story.

It wasn't until she saw the BBC's The Hollow Crown that the pieces all fell together. It was during the wooing of Catherine scene. That wink and the words, "The elder I wax, the better I shall appear," made all the disjointed pieces fall together suddenly. She immediately started writing.

The story begins with book one - Shattered.

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Rebecca_C More than 1 year ago
The sequel to Shattered is another fantastic book by Ms. Adams. I could read her stories simply for the beauty of the writing. But, fortunately, the story itself is just as wonderful as the prose. The characters come alive off the page. You laugh with them. You cry with them. You want them to overcome the evil and obstacles around them. I felt as if I were in this fantasy world watching from the sidelines. This is such a beautiful story, you'll want to read all three books in the series.