This is Ms. Walls first published manuscript. It tells the story Harris O’Aidyn from his childhood throughout his adulthood as he learns how to be a king and a ruler of his kingdom which was Pennland. Harris was the prince of Pennland who became the king after his father was murdered by his mother. King Aidyn sent his son, Prince Harris, to live with King Carroll who was the King of Carolinas so that Prince Harris would learn how to become a king while also getting to know his betroth, Princess Kandy. King Carroll had his third son, Prince Jon, come to stay with King Aidyn for a time while Prince Aidyn was learning what it was that he needed to learn to become a successful king and ruler.
Now to be honest this book was rather hard for me to get completely into but once I did after the first three or four chapters, it was hard to put down. Ms. Walls takes you on a tour of the fantasy world, aka your imagination, like no one that I have ever read has done before her. She teaches of love, betrayal, loyalty, and faith in everyone of her chapters. I like books with happy endings and that could possibly become trilogy or more. King by Right of Blood and Might could definitely be one of those books that have other books that come after it and it has a happy ending.
King Aidyn was a prisoner of his own castle and his kingdom had been run down and ruined by Kain and many others so until Prince Harris went to King Carroll, he knew nothing about how to be a king or a even a husband. King Carroll taught Prince Harris how to be a great warrior, king, ruler, and husband. Prince Jon was sent back to his father by Queen Lucida, Prince Harris’ mom, with a fine box quilted with leather and embossed with the royal crest that held the royal scepter, a short staff of intricately decorated gold with the royal crest carved out of ivory and inlaid at one end. Next to it was a heavy ring - the king’s signet ring. Heavy felt held everything securely in place. This fine box and the treasures within it were to be taken by Prince Jon back to his father, King Carroll, to be passed on to Prince Harris. Queen Lucida then sent Prince Jon with her maid, Daniella, through a secret passage with instructions given to Daniella to kill Prince Jon and to return home. Daniella then led Prince Jon through the secret passage way and told him of Queen Lucida instructions and begged him to take her safely home before he returned safely to his home, the Carolinas. Thus, Prince Jon did help Daniella get home safely and he then returned to his home safely as well. Meanwhile Prince Harris was in the military as a Corporal with Princess Sorsha, King Carroll’s oldest daughter, as his commanding officer. They had been attacked, specifically Prince Harris and because of Prince Harris, by Kain’s people. Kain was Queen Lucida’s true love that she wanted to be with and eventually killed herself after giving birth to his child, going insane, and being rejected by Kain. Thus, to keep King Carroll’s people safe, Prince Harris who was by this time was King Harris, decided to take off towards home to get his kingdom back under his control and safe once again. There were many trails, wars, trickery, and the such as King Harris started to take over his kingdom and to rule it properly.
King Harris became allies with the lords of the many districts of his kingdom. He also became allies with Desert Nomads, Truth Sayers, Healers, Speakers, Shape Shifters, Watchers, Farmers, Ranchers, and many more. Everyone pulled together to help King Harris to get all of the districts in Pennland pulled together, functioning, and safe again after a lot of injuries, time, death, and the such. Finally, though in the end the good won out over the evil.
King Harris was finally able to be reunited with his betroth, Princess Kandy, and they had a beautiful wedding. Their castle and lands were being remodeled, updated, functioning, and safe again in a very royal style. All of Pennland’s districts were also remodeled, updated, and safe again while also functioning. The Kingdom of Pennland was beginning to flourish at the end of Ms. Walls’ book and I am hoping to see another book or two coming from the ending of this book, King by Right of Blood and Might, that tells the stories of King Harris’ and Queen Kandy’s children. I loved this book and I will continue to recommend it to others to read. I love Ms. Walls’ style of writing as well.