Loyalty costs money.
Betrayal, on the other hand, is free.
When the Emperor is taken hostage, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand - and themselves surrounded by enemies. The country is in revolt, the capital city is besieged and any victory will be hard won. But The Red Knight has a plan.
The question is, can he negotiate the political, magical, real and romantic battlefields at the same time - especially when intends to be victorious on them all?
This dense sequel to The Red Knight throws readers into a vast maelstrom of political intrigue as various forces fight to control the emperor's throne in the capital city of Liviapolis. The Duke of Thrake's initial plot to overthrow his cousin is foiled when an alert guard shuts the city gates against the duke's forces, but he succeeds in capturing the emperor. Irene, the emperor's daughter, claims the throne and struggles to gather defenders. Foremost of these is the Red Knight, an infamous mercenary captain with a company of loyal lances. Even the Red Knight's skills may not be enough to save the empire, given that the sorcerers of Liviapolis's vaunted magical academy don't exactly support Irene, the weird forces of the alien Wild have been stirred up, and the Red Knight himself is struggling against the possessing spirit of the sorcerer Harmodius. Cameron makes it easy for new readers to use this complex volume as a starting point for the series.
Excellent Epic Fantasy
The Red Knight has undertaken a new contract - to resuce the Emperor who has been kidnapped. Once again evil forces abound and it will take all his cunning, his magic and, unfortunately, the deaths of some of his friends to win.
This is Book 2 in the Traitor’s Son series and continues the epic storyline from Book 1. There is a wide cast of characters and the story switches between them all the time as it sets up future books in the series.
Like Book 1, there are some minor spelling errors and some strange sentences that were clearly edited incorrectly. More seriously, there is a paragraph that references a conversation that never happened and orders an action that apparently never happens and is completely contradicted in the next chapter.
However, these errors are minor distractions from the epic fantasy this series is turning into and they should not put you off buying this book. Highly recommended.
Very good indeed
This was a top notch read, gripping and fun.
I like the lightheartedness of it all and the descriptive battle scenes.
The saga is progressing nicely, I hope it is all wrapped up nicely in the next book.
The first book was great. Intense, good action, intriguing characters, great story with lots of originality.
This book builds on it even more.
I finished it in two days though I do tend to obsess.
Highly recommend to all into fantasy intrigue thriller epic magic etc