by Robert New
“It’s hard being queen when everyone knows you can kill them. Maybe a reality tv show can make things better?”
In the tiny European country of Tantalia, Princess Niobe will soon become Queen. Secretly, she has been trained by her martial arts instructor, Gethan, to kill the businessman responsible for her parent’s deaths. Once queen, she will have ‘sovereign immunity’ and be free to kill without prosecution.
Niobe strikes, but unbeknownst to her, her kill is caught on video and she is identified as an assassin. Her people, however, seem accepting of the idea and of their Queen’s unconventional shadowy activities. Then a TV producer comes to her with a novel idea – how about a reality tv show about her next kill?
Niobe eventually agrees. But there are more questions than answers… for a start – how will the world respond to a sovereign assassin?