Set in a strange and dangerous city Kingdom. The King is murdered and the Queen banished; powerful forces vie for the vacant Crown.
There is Cardinal Oblong, determined to build an all-powerful and even richer Holy Church.
There is Lord Chillhide, a young noble who seeks the Crown and a return to traditional values.
And standing against them both the towering figure of Lord Hardknot, Keeper of the Royal Honeybees, a man driven by love of nature and hatred for the Church. He seeks to restore an ancient faith that worships bees and honey and has summoned evil beings to the hives to aid him.
Living within the gathering storm is Mr Pooter, a young man with worries of family and a new business. When a strange noble visits his office one day, Pooter is given a deadly mission that shatters his ordered world. Only one such as he, ‘a person rarely noticed’, has a chance of finding the new Queen and saving the Kingdom. But dark forces lie in wait.
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About the Author
‘The Lords of Blood and Honey’ is the first book by British author David Gardner-Martin. David describes his work as epic fantasy fiction with an allegorical strand. His inspiration for the book came whilst reading the fantastic story of the Palace of Versailles and having his attention drawn to honeybees gathering nectar. As he watched them at work the idea came to him of a deadly power struggle for bodies and souls set in a vast City Kingdom; a world where honeybees and honey were central to an ancient religion that had been banished by a dogmatic Church under pain of death. David created the strange new world, its culture, and its conflicting beliefs, to explore the blurred lines that exist between good and evil. The leading characters, all immersed within a bubbling cauldron of danger, are each drawn inevitably towards a shattering climax.
David has worked in education and publishing. He loves writing, reading, walking, cooking, the cinema, and thinking a lot! He lives in Devon, England, where he is working on the second book in The Kingdom of Honey series, ‘The Lords of Blood and Crystal’.
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