Servant of the Crown

Heir to the Crown

Book 1
Paul J Bennett
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An old warrior, too stubborn to die.

A royal heir, hidden since birth.


Can they save a realm on the brink of war?


Tragedy tears Gerald's world apart and only his unwavering loyalty saves him. After serving as a soldier for years, a single act of self-sacrifice thrusts his future into the world of politics.


Cut off from all he knows, he becomes no more than a pawn to those in command. Banished with little more than the clothes on his back, he seeks a new purpose, for what is a warrior who has nothing left to fight for?


A fateful meeting with another lost soul unmasks a shocking secret, compelling him to take up the mantle of guardian. Bandits, the Black Hand, and even the king, he battles them all for the future of the realm.


Memories of the past, secrets that shape the future; his adventure is only the beginning.


Servant of the Crown is the series starter in the epic Heir to the Crown medieval fantasy series. If you like realistic fight scenes, compelling characters, and a gripping story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a warrior who refuses to retreat.


Pick up your copy of Servant of the Crown, and discover the realm of Merceria today!



Other books in the series:

Sword of the Crown

Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Heart of the Crown

Shadow of the Crown

Fate of the Crown


Coming soon:

Mecerian Tales: Origins - The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Fury of the Crown (Winter 2019)

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About the author

Paul J Bennett (b. 1961) emigrated from England to Canada in 1967. His father served in the British Royal Navy, and his mother worked for the BBC in London. He followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983. He is married to Carol Bennett, and has three daughters who are all creative in their own right.

Paul’s interest in writing started in his teen years when he discovered the roleplaying game ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. What attracted him to this new hobby was the creativity it required; the need to create realms, worlds and adventures that pull the gamers into his stories.

In his 30’s, Paul started to dabble in creating his own roleplaying system, using the Peninsular War in Portugal as his backdrop. His regular gaming group were willing victims, er, participants in helping to playtest the new system. A few years later he took his roleplaying system and added additional settings; including Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, World War II, and the all-important Fantasy Realm.

The beginnings of his first book ‘Servant to the Crown’ originated three years ago when he began a new fantasy campaign. For the world of Merceria, he ran his adventures like a TV show; with seasons that each had twelve episodes, and an overarching plot. After the campaign ended, he was inspired to sit down to write his first novel; he knew all the characters, what they had to accomplish, what needed to happen to move the plot along.

Paul has mapped out an entire series entitled ‘Heir to the Crown’ in the World of Merceria and is looking forward to sharing all the books with his readers over the next few years.

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Paul J Bennett
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Published on
Oct 20, 2017
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781775105909
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Arthurian
Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Fantasy / Military
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When an invading army crosses the border…

…only hope stands between victory and defeat.


Enter Dame Beverly Fitzwilliam, who has trained for this moment since she first held a sword. From her relentless pursuit of knighthood to the day she single-handedly saves the king's life and earns her spurs, she has searched for someone worthy of her fealty.


By swearing to protect the life of this mysterious royal heir, she undertakes an adventure that will have her travelling across the kingdom fighting desperate battles, all the while surrounded by powerful enemies who conspire to bring down the crown.


Her destiny will be determined in a monumental clash of forces where success can save the kingdom, but failure can only mean certain death.


Sword of the Crown is an action-packed medieval adventure that is the second book in the Heir to the Crown series. If you like epic battle scenes, dangerous enemies and mysterious prophecies, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a knight who will not submit.


Pick up your copy of Sword of the Crown, and join the battle today!



New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown, available in eBook & paperback.


Other books in the series:

Sword of the Crown

Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Heart of the Crown

Shadow of the Crown

Fate of the Crown


Coming soon:

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Fury of the Crown (Winter 2019)

For as long as he can remember, Alric dreamed of being a hero; of defeating a dragon and saving the princess, but his royal position would never allow it, until…

 

The arrival of the Mercerian Emissaries demands a princely escort, and being neither the heir, nor the spare, he is the perfect choice. Used to a lifetime of comfort and ease, he expects this duty to be as tiresome as all the others. 

 

His tranquil life is upended from the beginning, as havoc seems to follow these dignitaries everywhere, causing him all sorts of grief. From fighting unknown creatures to defending the life of a royal, he discovers that becoming a hero is much more dangerous than he ever imagined. No matter what the outcome, his life will never be the same.

 

Heart of the Crown is the book three in the Heir to the Crown series. If you like contests of skill, courtly intrigue and diplomatic disasters, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a prince who desires greatness.


Grab your copy of Heart of the Crown today, and witness the dream become a reality.


New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown, available in eBook & paperback.


Other books in the series:

Servant of the Crown

Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Heart of the Crown

Shadow of the Crown

Fate of the Crown


Coming soon:

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Fury of the Crown (Winter 2019)


Treachery! Treason! Trolls!


Fooled into thinking they are returning heroes, the entourage's royal welcome is cut short when they mysteriously collapse; all but Nikki, the one nobody trusted.


Lady Nicole Arendale's past is shrouded in mystery, but it's slowly unraveling as secrets long buried are exposed, threatening everyone's future. Never one to rely on anyone's help, she has no choice but to return to her previous life if she has any hope of saving them.


Set on a path she neither expected, nor wanted, they are running for their lives, searching for a safe haven in the midst of the coming storm. She could simply slip into the night, but something keeps her with them, yearning for a glimmer of hope.


Driven to see this adventure through to the end, she must now choose; her future or theirs?


Shadow of the Crown is the forth book in the Heir to the Crown fantasy series. If you like epic battle scenes, mythical races, and a captivating story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a rogue who turns the tables.


Pick up your copy of Shadow of the Crown, and prepare for a day of reading!



New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in ‘Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown’, available in eBook & paperback. 


Other books in the series:

Servant of the Crown

Sword of the Crown

Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Heart of the Crown

Fate of the Crown


Coming soon:

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Fury of the Crown (Winter 2019)


 

With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick O’Brian’s historical seafaring adventures. Now, with League of Dragons, Novik brings the imaginative tour de force that has captivated millions to an unforgettable finish.

Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and he’ll soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive. While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for all—if internal struggles and petty squabbles don’t tear them apart.

Aware of his weakened position, Napoleon has promised the dragons of every country—and the ferals, loyal only to themselves—vast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner. It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africa—and even by England, whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment.

But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the ready—one that that may win him the war, and the world.

Praise for League of Dragons

“Novik has accomplished something singular with her Temeraire series. It’s long. It’s sumptuous. . . . It’s a story about friendship that transcends not only time and class, but species. . . . League of Dragons masterfully wraps up so many plot threads and loose ends that had built up throughout the previous eight books [but] Novik never forgets that, as complex as her ideas and plot may get, the very simple notions of friendship and loyalty lie at the heart of the series.”—NPR

“A satisfying conclusion to a remarkable series.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Thrilling scenes of aerial combat are interspersed with detailed character work, moral complexities, and political maneuvering. Novik expertly balances a myriad of plotlines and characters and offers an extremely satisfying resolution.”—Booklist (starred review)

“This thrilling installment is packed with action and excitement, drawing the series to a delightful and satisfying close with plenty of twists, misadventures, and aerial combat along the way.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Novik’s fans won’t be disappointed.”—Library Journal

“League of Dragons is an ending to the series, it is a definitive one, and it is a satisfying one. Go read it.”—Tordotcom
When an invading army crosses the border…

…only hope stands between victory and defeat.


Enter Dame Beverly Fitzwilliam, who has trained for this moment since she first held a sword. From her relentless pursuit of knighthood to the day she single-handedly saves the king's life and earns her spurs, she has searched for someone worthy of her fealty.


By swearing to protect the life of this mysterious royal heir, she undertakes an adventure that will have her travelling across the kingdom fighting desperate battles, all the while surrounded by powerful enemies who conspire to bring down the crown.


Her destiny will be determined in a monumental clash of forces where success can save the kingdom, but failure can only mean certain death.


Sword of the Crown is an action-packed medieval adventure that is the second book in the Heir to the Crown series. If you like epic battle scenes, dangerous enemies and mysterious prophecies, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a knight who will not submit.


Pick up your copy of Sword of the Crown, and join the battle today!



New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown, available in eBook & paperback.


Other books in the series:

Sword of the Crown

Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Heart of the Crown

Shadow of the Crown

Fate of the Crown


Coming soon:

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Fury of the Crown (Winter 2019)

For as long as he can remember, Alric dreamed of being a hero; of defeating a dragon and saving the princess, but his royal position would never allow it, until…

 

The arrival of the Mercerian Emissaries demands a princely escort, and being neither the heir, nor the spare, he is the perfect choice. Used to a lifetime of comfort and ease, he expects this duty to be as tiresome as all the others. 

 

His tranquil life is upended from the beginning, as havoc seems to follow these dignitaries everywhere, causing him all sorts of grief. From fighting unknown creatures to defending the life of a royal, he discovers that becoming a hero is much more dangerous than he ever imagined. No matter what the outcome, his life will never be the same.

 

Heart of the Crown is the book three in the Heir to the Crown series. If you like contests of skill, courtly intrigue and diplomatic disasters, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a prince who desires greatness.


Grab your copy of Heart of the Crown today, and witness the dream become a reality.


New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown, available in eBook & paperback.


Other books in the series:

Servant of the Crown

Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past

Heart of the Crown

Shadow of the Crown

Fate of the Crown


Coming soon:

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The Call of Magic (Summer 2019)

Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)

Mercerian Tales: Origins - The making of a Man (Autumn 2019)

Fury of the Crown (Winter 2019)


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