Crown of Dust: A Spellbinding Scottish Fantasy
by D.G. MacRath
“Violent and harsh, this is the story of a good man’s descent into tyranny.”
Treachery. Betrayal. Death. Peace takes a brutal toll on the world.
A generation after a savage civil war, Mata rules as Prince Regent. But even now, after years of peace, the festering wounds of the past remain. The Realm’s ancient religion wanes. A new creed rises. Treacherous lords lurk in the shadows, waiting for an opportunity to claw away power, authority, and riches.
The Realm’s uneasy peace shatters when a foolish young lord rides against Mata in open rebellion. The wearied ruler must once more rouse his old body to defend his family, his people, and his right to rule. But in the red mist of battle, Mata’s distinction between justice and evil blurs.
If he can push back the usurper, Mata will usher in a new era of peace. If he fails, he will condemn his people to more vicious bloodshed.