My name is Sumto, and everyone thinks I am a gambling, lazy, good-for-nothing drunk. Frankly, I think they have a point. Right now I may have to join the army and fight in a war I am frankly too corpulent to cope with.
Still, it looks like being a small, short war. So that's got to be as bad as things get. Am I right?
Trained in his youth for war and politics, Sumto is interested in neither. As the son of a Patron, he should gather clients, acquire wealth, learn magic, husband a political power base and take his place amongst the Assembly of Patrons, the rulers of the city. Sumto would rather gather friends, acquire books, learn history, husband a hangover and take his place at the gambling tables. That is not going to be an option for much longer.
Unknown to Sumto, everything is about to change. There is a war in the north and Sumto is about to become a very unwilling participant.
The first of four novels that follow the development of Sumto, a man unknowingly manipulated by someone determined to shape him for his own ends:
Book One: The Last King's Amulet
Book Two: The Key To The Grave
Book Three: The Invisible Hand
Book Four: All The King's Bastards
The four novels may be considered as one long novel.
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About the Author
Knowing who I am and what I have done and am doing with my life is not relevant to you. What is important to you are these things: who are you and what are you doing with your life?
Writing meaning into your reality is a far more important work than my writing words on a page.
In saying the above, I have told you something about myself, I guess. Just nothing about how life is for me. There is no need to do that. Life for me is pretty much the same as it is for you. Only the details differ.