Portrait of a King

· Redhearth

About this ebook

It takes an artist’s touch to paint the portrait of a king. 

When Lyara, a painter with a fickle muse, falls for a royal soldier, she’s inspired to make her dreams of change a reality.

Avaron’s poor border towns live under constant threat from monsters her fellow socialites know only from text books. The reigning king refuses to defend his people, so she devises a scheme that might see her gallant soldier wear the crown. Failure means more senseless death—or an even more dastardly man taking the throne.

The army’s willing to follow him, but the Avaronian people will take more convincing. Fortunately, there’s a plan for that, too—although it might cost Lyara her faith. 

Get a taste for the world of the Heritor’s Helm series in this free prequel novella! 

About the author

A goat farmer, engineering graduate, first degree black belt, and medical student, the one thing Lauren Buck always knew she wanted to be was an author. The first stories she ever wrote, as a grade-schooler, were about super heroes. But, raised on a steady diet of Lewis, Tolkien, and Sanderson, it was only a matter of time before she set her sights on epic fantasy.

When not writing, working, or studying, she enjoys drawing, playing the guitar, traveling, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. Sometimes you can find her hanging out on Twitter, probably with a German shepherd or two sleeping at her side.

According to Myers-Briggs Lauren is an INTJ, and country roads will always take her home to wild and wonderful West Virginia.

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