Amazon has the cover and synopsis for the upcoming novel The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller, the first book in her new epic fantasy series The Tarnished Crown.
Here’s the synopsis (larger version of the cover follows):
IN A DIVIDED KINGDOM, SOME WILL DO ANYTHING TO SEIZE THE CROWN.
In the distant past, the Kingdom of Harcia was torn apart by royal brothers who could not accept a lesser inheritance. Now, the consequences of their actions are coming to light.
Balfre, son of Aimery, Duke of Harcia, is his father’s heir. But he has dreams of a crown, not a coronet. He is determined to be king of a Harcia re-united, but his brother Grefin, their father’s favorite, stands in his way.
Harald, debauched Duke of neighboring Clemen, is feared and despised by his nobles. He thinks he can trust his bastard-born cousin Ederic … but Ederic fears for the duchy and will do what he must to save it.
And caught between dangers is Harald’s infant son, Liam. Stolen by his nurse, vanished into the lawless Marches, he is the spark that will grow to set the world on fire.
- Series: The Tarnished Crown Series (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 528 pages
- Publisher: Orbit (September 16, 2014)
- ISBN-10: 0316120081
- ISBN-13: 978-0316120081