The Baron's Ring: A Historical Fantasy
Prince Tristan found a new life in a foreign land. He will pay any price to free his princess from the wicked witch, but it will cost him more than he can imagine to save his kingdom.
Tristan already despairs for his kingdom in the hands of his drunken, idolatrous older brother. A raging river whips him a hundred miles away to an impoverished, isolated village in a foreign land. No one believes who he is and he can find no way to return home. Finally Tristan manages to make a place in his new home as a teacher, and perhaps has found the beginnings of love.
In one agonizing night, Tristan is certain he's lost any hope for the future. God once again gives him an entirely new life, until it collides with his old one. In spite of the joy of meeting an old friend, Tristan learns of a shocking accusation that he cannot let go unanswered. When he finally returns home, it is to an old enemy reaching out to grasp his kingdom. Can God raise up a savior? Can it possibly be Tristan?
Take up anew the tale of friendship, intrigue, love, and loss in each book in the Men of the Realmlands series.
“Do you mind if I continue on a little way?” Tristan asked casually. “I thought I heard voices up ahead, and there’s that cursed smell of smoke again.”
“All the more reason you should come back with us,” Alex said firmly. “None of your men are out here at this time of day. I can’t pretend to hear what you’re talking about, or smell it either, but if there is someone out there I don’t want you here alone.”
Tristan drew the sword he always carried when he left the estate, again, in spite of Mayra’s protests. “Alex, men are coming this way. I have no idea how many, but it sounds like at least twenty. They’re still a mile or two off. As you say, they aren’t ours, but I do hear sounds like armor and swords clashing. I need you to take the Lady Mayra back to the house and bring some of our men as quickly as you can.”
“I can’t leave you here!” Alex cried.
“I can’t run,” Tristan said desperately. “I can try to hide, and I will, but I have to know that you’re taking Mayra to safety.”