Fiction by Kim Rendfeld

Queen of the Darkest Hour

Francia, 783: As wars loom, Queen Fastrada faces a peril within the castle walls: King Charles’s eldest son, Pepin. Blaming his father for the curse that twisted his spine, Pepin rejects a prize archbishopric and plots to seize the throne. Can Fastrada stop the conspiracy before it destroys the realm?

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The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar

Saxony, 772: After the war, Leova has nothing but her children, Deorlaf and Sunwynn. Her husband died in combat. Her faith lies in the ashes of the Irminsul, the Pillar of Heaven. Relatives sell her and her family into slavery. In Francia, Leova vows to protect her son and daughter at any cost.

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The Cross and the Dragon

Francia, 778: Alda never forgot Ganelon’s vow of vengeance when she married his rival, Hruodland. As war looms, the jilted suitor’s malice pales next to Alda’s anxiety for her battle-scarred husband. Determined to protect Hruodland, even if it endangers her, Alda gives him a charmed dragon amulet. Is its magic enough to keep Alda’s worst fears from coming true—and defend her from Ganelon?

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