Queen of the Darkest Hour (Forthcoming, 2018)

Family Strife Imperils the Realm

Francia, 783: Haunted by the Saxons’ attack on her home fortress, Fastrada obeys her father and marries Charles, king of the Franks and a widower with seven children and an eighth on the way by a concubine. As more wars loom, Fastrada’s greatest peril lurks within the castle walls: Pepin, Charles’s son by his embittered former wife. Blaming his father for the curse that twisted his spine, Pepin rejects a prize archbishopric and plots with his uncle and mother to seize the throne. Can Fastrada stop the conspiracy before it destroys the kingdom?

Based on historic events during Charlemagne’s reign, Queen of the Darkest Hour is the story of a family conflict endangering an entire country—and the price to save it.

Queen of the Darkest Hour

Queen of the Darkest Hour will be published on August 7, 2018. The ebook is available at select retailers, including Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

You can read first chapter and an excerpt now. Contact Kim if you would like to get an email when the print edition is released.