In this vivid and epic legend from acclaimed author Sam Llewellyn, a young King and his Knights race to save a sinking Kingdom. . . .
Not long ago twelve year old Idris Limpet was just an ordinary schoolboy. That was until he was taken from his home and taught to tame monsters from another world. Then he pulled a sword out of a stone. Now, he is Idris House Draco, Rightful King of the Land of Lyonesse.
Rightful kings have their problems, however, and Idris has his fair share. He is an exile - hunted from his country by the evil regent Fisheagle and her wicked son Murther. Moreover, Idris's dear friend and sister Morgan has been carried off as a slave to the distant land of Aegypt.
About the Author
Sam Llewellyn has published half a dozen children's books, including the chronicles of Lyonesse: THE WELL BETWEEN THE WORLDS and DARKSOLSTICE, and the Little Darlings series. He also works as a journalist for British and American newspapers and magazines such as the LONDON TIMES and DAILY TELEGRAPH. Sam now lives with his wife, award-winning children's writer Karen Wallace, and their two sons in a medieval house in the Welsh border country.
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In a kingdom where corruption and power reign, and where well waters are poisoned, lives Idris. Idris Limpet is no longer an ordinary schoolboy. Since pulling the sword out of the stone, he's become Idris House Draco, rightful king and ruler of Lyonesse. Saved from the execution block and trained to be a monstergroom and knight, he is Lyonesse's only hope. But he is a king in exile. His kingdom has been taken over by Fisheagle, a half-woman/half-monster, and her cruel son, Murther. His sister, Morgan, is a slave in the wicked land of Aegypt. Now, he only has until the Darksolstice to find his sister and save his homeland before Fisheagle destroys them both. Determined to rescue her, he sets out on a quest and meets Gawaine, Galahad, and Tristan. After travels that involve imprisonment and unlikely escapes - aided by similarly unlikely allies - Idris and his band arrive in Aegypt only to discover that Morgan may be dead. Will Idris find his sister alive? Will he be able to save Lyonesse? DARKSOLSTICE is a great fantasy adventure for fans of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. A great prequel to the well-known tales, this book has well-developed characters, a fast-moving plot, and a great storyline. Those who have read the first book in the LYONESSE series, THE WELL BETWEEN THE WORLDS, or who are fans of fantasy and adventure, will truly enjoy reading this book.