Sword of Betrayal
by Robert Evert
Edris’ lay-about life of privilege ends abruptly when his father announces that Edris will enter the military in the spring. To prepare him, Lord Elros puts Edris through a brutal training regime. Not only does he demand Edris beat every man with whom he spars, but he also insists his son knock them unconscious–even if that means fighting dirty. About to crack under the relentless pressure, Edris seeks a way out from under his father’s heavy thumb. A solution presents itself in the form of the latest Kings’ Quest – find the fabled Sword of Betrayal. The prize of one thousand gold pieces would give Edris enough to start his own life with the woman he loves. Proposing the quest as a way to get in shape, his father surprisingly agrees.
Unfortunately, Lord Elros adds another expectation – Edris is to get close to, and kill, the king’s son.
Category: Fantasy – Epic