For the Good of the Realm

For the Good of the Realm

by Nancy Jane Moore


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Anna d’Gart is both skilled with the sword and shrewd (not to mention discreet), a rare combination among the hot-tempered and rowdy Guards serving the King, Queen, and Hierofante, which is why she’s always the Queen’s first choice for carrying out sensitive assignments. Discovering that someone powerful is using magic to damage the Queen, Anna is plunged into political intrigue and a series of tough decisions. No fan of the uncanny, she’s forced to enlist the assistance of a witch—whose magical practices are strictly prohibited in the Realm and condemned by the Church.

With the aid of her flirtatious friend and fellow Guardswoman Asamir and their friends Roland de Barthes and Jean-Paul of the King’s Guard, Anna repeatedly matches wits with an opponent too powerful to be named. Intent on preventing war, preserving the Realm, and protecting the Queen despite the risks to herself and her fears about the ancient way of magic, Anna deploys all the means at her disposal—espionage, diplomacy, her sword, a powerful witch, and, of course, indomitable bravery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619761872
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nancy Jane Moore has been writing fiction seriously since the early 1990s. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and in magazines ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet to the National Law Journal. Her novella Changeling was one of the early Aqueduct Press Conversation Pieces and her collection Conscientious Inconsistencies was published by PS Publishing in 2008. Two other collections and a novella have been published by Book View Café. Moore also practiced law for many years, specializing in the organization of food and housing cooperatives. She later worked as a legal editor. She began studying martial arts in 1979 and holds a fourth degree black belt in Aikido.

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