The Justice of Kings (Compact Disc)
The King is a busy man, trying to serve the whole kingdom. But it is very hard to keep track of all the little towns and villages outside the capital's walls. Enter the King's Justice. A Justice resembles a tax-collector, traveling to the far reaches of the kingdom, making sure the King's laws (instead of taxes) are being upheld. A Justice has full authority and acts as judge, jury, and even executioner - all rolled into one. This is the story of Justice Sir Konrad Vonvalt and the murder of a Highborn woman in a small town on the outskirts of the Kingdom. While he is away there is treason in the capital, and the King is in danger.
Unlike the typical fantasy book, there is very little magic in the world of The Justice of Kings, but what it lacks in magic it makes up tenfold in worldbuilding and character development. Can Sir Konrad find who murdered the woman in time to make it back and help his King? Could the murder be a plot to keep the Justice away from the capital?
This debut from Richard Swan is the ideal book for someone who loves fantasy, mystery, and adventure. This stunner is already a contender for my favorite book of 2022. Pair it with Age of Ash to start the year off perfectly.