The Hero’s Lot by Patrick W. Carr
With the King Near Death, Will the Kingdom Fall?
Book two of The Staff and the Sword series
When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.
In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol’s home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.
What others are saying
“Carr’s sequel is filled with strong characters, a tightly-woven plot, and lots of suspense. Unlike many trilogies where the middle book leaves more questions than answers, The Hero’s Lot answers those questions and yet asks more. It is an edge-of-your-seat epic adventure, with further development in the main characters as the series progresses. As in the earlier book, there is violence but it is not graphic, and there is a romantic development.”— CR Gehringer, Barnes & Noble reviewer
“There is a lot going on in The Hero’s Lot, with the chapters moving back and forth among Errol and his traveling companions and Martin and his adventures.…Carr’s writing is such that I felt as out of breath as his characters as I followed them through fights and escapes; I particularly enjoyed the latter one third of the book when things were most dire and seemingly hopeless, even if I wanted to throttle Errol at times for getting lost inside himself. Excellent writing there.…This is epic fantasy, people; those who love a good tale with lots of detail and ever-expanding mystery will definitely find lots of enjoy and love, as I have.”—Tamela Mccann, Amazon reviewer
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