The Kingdom Within: Volume 1

Smooth Sailing Press, LLC
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Princess Meredith’s eighteenth birthday is fast approaching, but unlike other girls, she is not looking forward to it. Upon her coming of age, she is to marry the prince of Alder, the most powerful kingdom in the world. Though the idea of marriage to a complete stranger is appalling, she knows she has no choice. Without the marriage contract, Stonefall’s alliance with Alder will be lost, and her people will be safe no longer; Theros, King of Talos, has set his eyes of conquest on Stonefall and he wants Meredith dead.

 

Connor, an elite soldier entrusted with Meredith’s safety, arrives at the palace just as things begin to take a turn for the worst. Together, they  embark on a journey of survival, in which Meredith will find that the only thing she never prepared for was falling in love.

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About the author

Samantha Gillespie is a creative, helpless romantic who was born in Mexico, where she grew up with her family until they returned to the States at age eleven. An avid reader from a young age, Samantha finally gave into her passion for writing, making her debut with The Kingdom Within

 

Samantha considered pursuing a degree in English Literature while in college but despite her family and friend’s encouragement, she opted for a more practical career in Business. Now, with the publication of her first book under her belt, she occasionally hits herself on the head for it. Samantha currently lives in Houston, TX with her husband, David and their pets, Foxi, Moomy & Squeaky.

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Publisher
Smooth Sailing Press, LLC
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Published on
Dec 23, 2014
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9781618990532
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / Royalty
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