An ancient prophecy says that when three stars appear in the sky, triplets will take the throne and peace will come to the land. The stars have appeared, and the triplets are Gulph, Tarlan and Elodie. But the prophecy has failed.
Tarlan saw Gulph die during a final confrontation with their undead father. Gulph fell from a burning tower, and there’s no way he could have survived … even with Gulph’s special abilities.
As for his sister, Elodie, Tarlan is convinced that she’s a traitor who betrayed the rebellion and her family just so she could have the throne to herself.
With nothing left to believe in, Tarlan is abandoning both the cause and his pack of wild animals and is heading north.
But appearances can be deceiving. And in a world of magic and deceit, mistaking lies for truth can be deadly.
- With a complicated mix of politics, interweaving plotlines, and a heavy (and quite gruesome) body count, [Crown of Three] reads like Game of Thrones on a mellow day – Publishers Weekly
A Kingdom Rises is the concluding instalment in the Crown of Three fantasy trilogy for younger readers, written under the pseudonym J.D. Rinehart and published in the US by Simon & Schuster.