The Shadow Throne (The Shadow Campaigns, Book 2) by Django Wexler
By Django Wexler
Anyone can plot a coup or fireplace an assassin's bullet. yet in an international of muskets and magic, it takes significantly extra to grab the throne.
The in poor health King of the Vordan lies on his deathbed. while he dies, his daughter, Raesinia Orboan, turns into the 1st Queen Regnant in centuries—and a ripe objective for the formidable males who search to regulate her. the main risky of those is Duke Orlanko, Minister of data and grasp of the key police. Having meticulously silenced his adversaries via intimidation, imprisonment, and execution, Orlanko is the main feared guy within the kingdom.
And he is familiar with an arcane mystery that places Raesinia thoroughly at his mercy.
Exposure may suggest smash, yet Raesinia is decided to discover the way to holiday herself—and her country—out of Orlanko's iron grip. She unearths not likely allies within the returning conflict hero Janus guess Vhalnich, clean from an excellent crusade within the colony of Khandar, and his unswerving deputies, Captain Marcus d'Ivoire and Lieutenant iciness Ihernglass.
As Marcus and iciness fight to discover their locations in the house they by no means proposal they'd see back, they assist Janus and Raesinia set in movement occasions which can unfastened Vordan from Orlanko's influence—at the cost of throwing the country into chaos. yet with the folk discomfort less than the Duke's tyranny, they intend to guard the dominion with each strength they could command, earthly or in a different way.
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