The Legacy and the Lion
Book One of the Yusan Chronicles
By Elaine Jemmett
Release Date: March 29, 2017
The future is a primitive place. Three hundred years from now, the kingdom of Yusay stands solidly amid the broken bones of our broken world. Horses rule the roads, the best weapons are broadswords and bows, and the Ancients are feared and despised.
Patrick Bell hails from a colony that remembers the Ancients. After the violent death of his family, Patrick needs a home. He follows the trail of his ancestor to the kingdom of Yusay, only to find that ancestor is not merely remembered, he is worshiped. Patrick wins the powerful post of Master of Guards, but his mysterious past and his claim to be the descendant of the Yusan prophet make him the target of enough suspicion and envy to put his life on the line.
Gar of the First Line was a young scholar forced to become a warrior when a murderous uprising slaughtered most of the royal family. Now an aging king with a long lifetime of impressive reforms, Gar needs a man as talented as Patrick to protect his family, and his legacy. He risks trusting him, but only to a point. Gar’s trust is increasingly tested as it becomes clear that Patrick is a prime suspect in a plot to murder the king . . .