20 all original stories of kings and kingdoms, both traditional and fantastical, recounted by such noble tale tellers as:
Born to rule or chosen by fate or magic, they are the lords of all they survey or can seize -- kings and princes, lords and nobles. These original and fascinating stories about kings and royalty, as seen through the eyes of queens, stable hands, mythical creatures, and lowly peasants, are written by some of today's finest fantasy writers. From the kingdom of faery to the courts of Spain, France, and England, to lands far more exotic, peopled by both the living and the dead, from ancient times to a future that hopefully will never come, here are tales of wars fought, magic wielded for good or ill, and rulers both just and cruel.
"The Kings of Tarshish Shall Bring Gifts" by Stephen R. DonaldsonThe Caliph's only heir, Prince Akhmet, had been "gifted" with dreams since childhood, but whether they would prove to be a curse or blessing for the Caliph and his kingdom remained to be seen. . . .
"Journey into the Dark" by Jane YolenThe prince was far too young for the journey he must take, but with his family's love and magic, he would dare all the perils that barred his way. . . .
"The Kiss" by Alan Dean FosterSometimes even the most highborn of men may be enchanted into a frog for a very good reason . . . .
These are just a few of the twenty enchantment- filled, original tales in
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