Hunted Maidens • Queen's Trap • Deadly Ploy
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Mayhem and Mystery
With a Mediæval Twist
A talented troupe of street performers ply the towns and kingdoms of an alternate Middle Ages, secretly fighting the Red King who, with his disarmingly handsome son, the Red Wolf, are plotting world conquest. The troupe's showmaster is one of The Thirteen, a band of mentalist leaders charged with subduing the Red Monarchy and fulfilling a centuries-old utopian prophecy.
Key to that achievement is finding the Red Whelps, hidden daughters of the Red Wolf, each unknowing their true parentage and kinship. They, when found and brought together, are foretold to manifest an until now unknown power to bring about the downfall of their grandfather, the Red King.
If The Thirteen succeed, will the half-sisters' power prove wieldable or be chaotic? And is the Red Wolf secretly plotting to use it for his own ends?
Amid this tumult, a beautiful but diabolical princess in a kingdom threatened by the Red King, plots her own rise to world domination. She will collude, cajole, seduce and kill on her quest to become the world's monarch.
Neal Enrick is the author and coauthor of articles published in several journals, and now applies his talents to a series of book-length works collectively called Sundered Muse. Titles in order: Hunted Maidens (2017), Queen's Trap (2018), and Deadly Ploy (TBD). A student of sociology, group dynamics, history, and art, Neal Enrick reads biographies, philosophy, art history and general fiction. He augments these intellectual pursuits with world travel to 49 countries, with special focus on Europe, whose Middle Ages is the setting for this novel. The Sundered Muse book series is a compelling narrative that is genuine, convincing and authoritative, yet remains approachable and very modern—even when evoking bygone times in faraway lands with exotic peoples. —from the publisher