Laws and Prophecies
a science fiction novel
by L. S. King
book three of the Sword's Edge Chronicles
From the author:
If this is your first foray into this series, welcome!
Confronted with treason, conspiracies, and rebellion, a man is torn between the laws he swore to uphold and the prophecies he seems destined to fulfill.
Treason in his clan...
Conspiracies from kin...
Plots against not only his rule but his person assail Alcandhor. If they succeed, he will lose not only his position as leader, but all ties to his family as well—cast out, riven from his children, his mother, sister, his dearest friends.
A province rebels—
Amidst the turmoil menacing his life, the corruption he fears has infected his kin, and provincial lords threatening to set up their own despotic princedoms, Alcandhor finds himself forced to choose. Does he uphold his vows to preserve their laws or give in to the ancient, haunting prophecies he seems destined to fulfill?
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"Laws and Prophecies...is indeed concerned with the details of laws and prophecies, which fundamentally affect every citizen. I would call it a novel of manners, where social and legal interpretations are essential... [t]here is indeed more to science fiction than pyrotechnics."
"I liked the novel very much. King covered a lot of territory and brought on a number of situations darkly hinted at in the earlier books."
Dr. Jonathan Crofts - My Very Own Physicist™ who has patiently waded through my questions and tried valiantly to keep me from breaking the laws of physics. Without him, the technology of this world would be much diminished, although to be honest, his brain would probably be in a much better state if he didnít have my stories twisting his mind into knots.
C.K. Volnek who designed the cover!