Princess, pawn–or queen?
Princess Lily was born to be queen of Arcelia, where the land itself has life and magic growing in it. Yet she leads a pawn's existence in the shadow of her guardians' control. She dreams of the day when she will take her rightful place in the world.
At last her chance arrives, with a quest for the three Requisites of Restoration Day, the royal rite which renews the life of the land. But she's been hidden away too long...
Stripped of all she thought was hers, Lily will need to do more than cross the board if she is to emerge triumphant as the queen she knows she must be. The land becomes both field and prize in a gripping game–and this time she's playing for her life.
Finalist for Best Novel, Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2019.
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About the Author
She found her niche at the age of six when in short succession she read The BFG, her first Agatha Christie (Why Didn't They Ask Evans?), and encountered her first P. G. Wodehouse (Something Fresh-saying "Heh! Mer!" is enough to make her laugh, decades later).
Her personal motto is tolle et lege-pick it up and read it-regardless of whether it is a Bible, a book, or a jar of home-made marmalade.
Her mission is to write books, plays, and blog posts like cups of tea: warm, heartening, and restorative. She believes in happy endings, the ultimate triumph of good over evil, and always having a clean handkerchief. It is, however, against her religious principles to believe in "normal."
She lives among the largely unsuspecting populace of New Zealand with only two cats, and her brilliant, albeit marginally less eccentric, husband.
She posts regularly on her website, https://deborah.makarios.nz and visitors are always welcome.