I hope you all loved my synopses on Northern Knights, Swords of Destiny, and Fighting Tyranny and if you haven’t done so yet, you can view them at the following links:
Today, I’m talking about Fighting Tyranny’s sequel, Fighting Treason, and giving my readers an extended look at the content within the pages of this small novelette. As mentioned in previous articles, the Neo Skyehawk Series is a freebie series which can be downloaded on Prolific Works for no charge unless you wished to read the prequel which will cost you an email address!
Anyway, Fighting Treason is Book II in the Neo Skyehawk Series and once again, Prince Neo Skyehawk and his best friend, former Untouchable peasant Seneca LaSalle are back to their adventures, but this one is unplanned and in a way, unwanted.
Read on for more details.
Kingdom in Peril
Yes, the Kingdom of Ddraigoch is in grave danger after an attempted coup on Neo’s father, King Irvin Skyehawk, which leaves the nation’s capital city of Llandaff in flames while Radyr Beach, where the grand Palace at Radyr is located, is destroyed.
Worse yet a rebellion has kicked off and is waging war with Ddraigoch, and guys, nothing is working in our protagonists’ favor.
Things take an even greater turn downhill when Neo and Seneca are blamed for conspiring to eliminate Irvin as a means to get the teenager onto the throne.
Now, as we all know in previous articles Neo wants nothing to do with being the King, but in the days of old news never traveled as fast…but it does travel well when propagandists plant cells in plain sight to spark a rebellion. Just open up a history book and we see plenty of examples before the digital age.
Running and Coming Home
The two flee Llandaff and end up in a wooded area where Neo used to hunt. They suspect the Tamurian Empire is behind this along with a few disgruntled townspeople who’ve allied with the rouge state. Though news has spread of the two supposedly looking to seek power, they realize the only way to save Llandaff and the entire Kingdom of Ddraigoch is if they return.
On their way, they meet two outcasts, one of which is quick-witted and sharp and the other his exact opposite, but good with weapons. Together, they return to a war-ridden capital city where a fight brews between incoming mercenaries and those still loyal to King Irvin and the Ddraigoch Crown.
New POV Character
POV stands for point-of-view, and for those who’ve read Fighting Tyranny realize that Neo is the point-of-view and main character. However, in Book II, Seneca takes over as the lead for reasons that will be explained in the text. Hint: Her story is more suspenseful in this work than Neo’s, but that’s not to say Neo isn’t in trouble.
In fact, his situation might be a bit bleaker.
So, from hero to heroine, Seneca LaSalle gets the spotlight as one can see on the cover.
Relation to Lord of Columbia
As mentioned in Fighting Tyranny, many objects and names that are local to Lord of Columbia appear in the Neo Skyehawk Series. The histories of such powerful objects central to Lord of Columbia’s plot are documented here, which is the entire purpose of the Skyehawk Series to begin with.
Yet, there’s really no right or wrong order for a reader. If one wished to test-drive my world and magical systems for free, the Skyehawk Series would be the route to take. The only real difference here is if one reads Neo Skyehawk before diving into Lord of Columbia, they will be aware of such magical objects and systems, as well as have some knowledge on our main characters’ lineages.
If one wished for something more climactic and loves suspense, Lord of Columbia might be the way to go, which works can be found an Amazon in both e-book and paperback form.
As I mentioned earlier this month, three new works will be released in March and April. In March, Missing in Columbia will make its debut, likely toward the end of the month. Come April, both Fighting the High Seas and Fighting the Great Plan: Part II will also be released, which will take us into May 2019 when it’s all said and done.
Man, do the years get faster as one ages. I’ll be 28 by the time I finish releasing these works.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and if you’re interested in the story itself, go ahead and click the image either at the top of this article or below to download your free copy of Fighting Treason.