For three centuries House Albareen has ruled the Nayoran Peninsula, enduring through invasions, uprisings and the endless machinations of the highborn.
Now the Albareen siblings—Gwendoline, Malcolm and Jerrith—face their most desperate hour. Their father, the king, is in decline. Rival Houses plot to seize the throne. A cabal of mages, outlawed and persecuted, grows closer to re-discovering their ancient strength—and with it, the power to conquer the Peninsula. Or to destroy it.
Blood of the Realm is the first novel in The Nayoran Saga, an epic fantasy series by Lee Sanders & Michael McNelly. It is available now in e-book form.
The meta-textual references in BotR (and there are several) owe a debt to @perezreverte & The Club Dumas. Feliz cumpleaños, y gracias.
Among Lee's favorite possessions are his signed copies of The Wheel of Time novels. Here's to Robert Jordan, born this day in 1948.