Black Opal by Steven Helsel
The Black Opal, a mysterious gem of great power.
A city-kingdom hidden for centuries faces its greatest peril.
Princess Corrine the only heir to the throne is unprepared to deal with the many threats that face her kingdom. Demonic forces, the denizen army forming below, powerful undead, the machinations of disgruntled nobles, and a city sector given over to criminals and corrupt officials.
True evil confronts Corrine and her protectors. With a broken heart, she must dig deep to find the necessary courage to recognize her enemies, hold her throne, save her nation city and overcome her naivety.
A tale of deep shadows and flickering light await within Black Opal, with struggles between good and evil, man and monster, sword and spell, decadence and poverty by brave warriors, faithful knights, noble ladies, wizards that command splendid magic, and rogues that live by their wits. Black Opal is a journey of hatred and vice, redemption and honor, and a vision of blood and snow.