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It’s the dawn of the Renaissance in a land ruled by an enlightened monarch.  Alfred — the eponymous second son — is convinced that his life will be unremarkable, spent in diligent but mundane service to his king. His grandfather, however, foresees for him a special destiny, though that destiny is shrouded in mystery. These novels tell Alfred’s story.

Each book is a complete story unto itself. Begin wherever you like. But you may find it most rewarding to meet Alfred at the beginning, when he is growing up and coming of age at his grandfather’s court.

 

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I’ve always loved history and have been an avid reader of historical fact and fiction from the first biography I read when I was nine years old.  As a writer, I find that the past offers rich sources for character, ambiance, and plot that allow us to escape into a world totally unlike our daily lives.History’s not my only interest, though. You can learn more about me on my Bio page.

“A fine-grained and emotionally satisfying medieval adventure.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Overall, this was a lovely read that shows Taylor’s skills as a wonderful storyteller – one that knows how to lure the reader into wanting to continue with Alfred’s tale.” — Karen Brooks, author of The Locksmith’s Daughter

“Written in elegant prose, with an intricate storyline that is woven together like a fine medieval tapestry.”  — Authors Reading

“Taylor deftly depicts the fragility of a society in the grip of a madman… the next installment promises a massive emotional payoff.” Kirkus Reviews

“A healthy blend of drama, politics, history and action make the story engaging on every level, and the protagonist’s journey makes for brilliant storytelling and character progression.” — Pacific Book Review

“As always, the characters, their interactions, and their development are flawless, and the weaving of her storyline is expertly done.” — Sublime Book Review