About the Book
Tassin has been usurped, and Sabre must help her to regain her throne. After another clash with enforcers, Sabre, Tassin and Tarl reach Omega Five, only to find that disaster has befallen Arlin. Four years have passed on the planet during the few months Tassin has been away, and in that time she has been declared dead and her cousin, Dellon, has inherited the crown. Princess Dena has been ousted and supposedly taken in by a countess, and Torrian is Dellon's ally. Knowing Dellon will denounce her as a pretender if she reveals her presence and tries to reclaim her throne, Tassin and Sabre find Dena and go to King Sharmian, Grisson's illegitimate son and now ruler of Prane, smallest of the five kingdoms. Sharmian, however, is Torrian's puppet, and does not have an army strong enough to fight for his independence, never mind help Tassin regain her throne. Nevertheless, they hope his attachment to Dena will persuade him to join the fight to free Arlin and Prane. Even with a small army to serve as a distraction and draw off Torrian's troops, it is up to Sabre, in the end, to find a way into Tassin's castle and confront Dellon on her behalf. Once again, she needs him to be her champion and pit his skills against medieval knights in a bid to win back Arlin so they can finally have the peaceful life they have striven so hard to attain.
About the Author: T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles with her family when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands - mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa. T. C. Southwell has written over thirty novels and five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art.