The Lords of Blood and Honey
There is Cardinal Oblong, determined to build an all-powerful and even richer Holy Church.
There is Lord Chillhide, a powerful noble who seeks the Crown and a return to tradition.
And standing against them both, the towering figure of Lord Hardknot, Keeper of the Royal Honeybees, a man driven by love of nature and hatred for the Church. He seeks to restore an ancient faith that worships bees and honey, and has summoned dark beings to his hives to aid him.
Living within the gathering storm is Mr Pooter, a young man with worries of family and a new business. When a strange noble visits his office one day, Pooter is given a deadly mission that shatters his ordered world. Only one such as he, ‘a person rarely noticed’, has a chance of finding the new Queen and saving the Kingdom.
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