Doing the Right Thing in the Kingdom of the Future,, August 31, 2009 By Larry Underwood "Author, 'Life Under the Corprprate Microscope (Scottsdale, AZ) - Anna Walls wrote a wonderfully detailed and inspiring story about a young man coming of age, just in time to save the family business; in this particular case, the "business" was running a kingdom.
The story takes place in the future; thanks to some cataclysmic events, we're blasted back to a more primitive state of being, where kings & queens are in charge, and they've got princes to train; otherwise, there goes the kingdom.
Our hero is a young man named Prince Harris, the son of King Aidyn & Queen Lucida of Penn. Both parents are flawed, but Aidyn does have the prescience to realize he'd better send young Harris down south, appropriately to the Carolinas, to learn the ropes of leadership from none other than King Carroll. While this transaction is taking place, Carroll sends his son (Prince Jonathan) up north to offer help to the flawed Aidyn, since he's got his hands full dealing with running a kingdom with a lunatic for a wife; not an easy task. I think Harris got the better of that deal.
The story becomes quite compelling as it develops & once you start reading it, you'll want to keep going; that's the mark of a well-written piece of literature. Walls does an excellent job of engaging the reader to the host of characters in this story and makes them interesting enough to want to find out how they're going to fare during their exploits.
The ending is filled with enough inspiration to make you feel good you read it. The storyline is timeless, and Walls does a great job of making a pretty far-fetched tale seem believable, and most importantly, something you care to read.
If you're looking for a little inspiration, this is a highly recommended piece of fiction; in the end, even though the future may hold some harsh realities, there's still enough honesty & integrity to save the day.