My newest book, Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past, Book 2.5 in the Heir to the Crown series, is now available. I highly suggest reading it after Book 2: Sword of the Crown. Those that have been following the series will recognize their favorite characters, and I hope, enjoy learning more about what shaped them into who they are today.
If you are new to the series and you start with this book, there is a cast of characters in the back of the book to help understand the dynamics of the characters.
A roaring fire. A group of friends. A night of captivating tales ensues.
What happens when the defenders of Merceria gather in Bodden on a cool summer's night? With an adventurous princess in the mix, it can only mean one thing; regaling each other with accounts of erstwhile derring-do.
Fitz the Elder indulges in memories of the past, while Beverly recounts a time she outwitted both an Earl and a Bandit King. A reluctant Dame Hayley is coaxed into sharing her exploits following her victory at the Uxley archery competition. The humble Gerald is convinced to share what tempered his thirst for vengeance after the loss of his family. Just when it appears the night is over, the final surprising tales unfold, leaving everyone speechless.
Mercerian Tales is a collection of short stories, weaved together with snippets of lore about the kingdom, which falls between books two and three of the series, Heir to the Crown. If you like mythical beasts, bold manoeuvers, and witty banter, then you will love Paul J Bennett's recollections of days gone by.
Pick up your copy of Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past today, and pull up a chair!