Even on a pleasure ship crowded with a cargo of gorgeous concubines, Lijena Farleigh stands out as the most beauteous. In her possession is the magical Sword of Kwerin Bloodhawk, a blade that can free or enslave an entire continent. Her goal is simple. Deliver the blade to Prince Felrad so he can triumph against the usurper Zarek Yannis. To do so will require using her every wile.
With the sword, Felrad might be invincible--but he must defeat not only a human army but also a demonic one led by the Faceless Ones--fiery hell riders each the match for a hundred soldiers.
Felrad. Yannis. One will live and one will die--and by Lijena's hand fate is sealed.
FOR CROWN AND KINGDOM chronicles daring, desperate battles between good and evil with the fate of a kingdom in the balance.
About the Author
Robert E. Vardeman has published more than 100 novels and scores of short stories in his 40 year career. He writes fantasy, sf, mysteries, steampunk and high-tech thrillers in addition to westerns both traditional and weird. Jackson Lowry and Karl Lassiter are two of those awards-nominated pen names. He worked as an instructor for Longridge Writers Institute from 2006 until 2014. He has been on the editorial staff for FSWA award-winning fantasy football magazines since 2007 and has co-edited anthologies (with Scott Phillips) Career Guide to Your Job in Hell and (with Joan Spicci Saberhagen) Golden Reflections. In addition to being a mentor for graduate level writing students at Arizona State University, he works on the staff of www.22Literary.com He lives in Albuquerque, NM and enjoys the high-tech hobby of geocaching.
Geo. W. Proctor began his career writing science fiction, fantasy and westerns after leaving his job as reporter for the Dallas Morning News. In almost 30 years, he wrote 96 novels under a series of pen names, including Clay Tanner and Hank Mitchum (westerns) and was a Spur Award nominee for BLOOD OF MY BLOOD. His sf titles included STARWINGS and THE ESPER TRANSFER, as well as the media tie-in V:CHICAGO CONVERSION. With Robert E. Vardeman, he co-authored the nine titles in the SWORDS OF RAEMLLYN series. In the mid-'90s he became an instructor at the University of Texas, Arlington, in the journalism and communications department, responsible for teaching five different courses, a post he held until his untimely death in 2008.