As a young boy at family gatherings, I recall listening to the men after a meal. The opinions around the subjects of politics, car brands, hippies, and rock n roll filled the room with energy like aromatic smoke from a pipe. But, when the story telling began everyone found a seat or patch of floor. We sat for hours laughing and gasping at the stories, fact or fiction—they shaped who we became and it strengthened our imaginations. Fifty years later, it’s clear a world without imagination would be pretty boring.
Oscar, trusted knight of the king, is about to be exposed.
Despite abduction, assassination plots, and jealousy, the princess and her true identity has been kept a secret. The king's most distrusted enemy, Archbishop Thomas, has been kept in the dark.
And time is running out. The Archbishop has collected every resource he needs to execute his plot, the invaders from the north are raiding deeper into the country, and the king's recent health has become a concern.
The truth of the princess becomes even clearer when Kendrick, Oscar's son, meets the princess. Can Althea's and Kendrick's relationship endure the challenges that threaten them? Will the princess survive long enough to become queen?
And what of Oscar, trusted knight of the king?
Will the truth, finally and completely, end his own life as well as the life of his only son?