Hail Thee, God and King
Hail Thee, God and King is a fantasy novel set in the magical world of Iteric, where the Marshal of Iteric, Meagher Bronzestaff, is tasked with maintaining the country's well-being in the absence of the King. When Meagher encounters sorcerous murder and the inexplicable return of a banished beast, he sets out on a journey to seek answers. As he travels through Iteric, he meets unique characters and explores diverse lands, revealing the rich magic and virtue of the world. However, his journey leads him to Port Warpwood, a place where truth and lies have switched places, and the inhabitants harbor malice towards goodness and beauty. Marshal Meagher must decide where he stands in the face of a grand assault against the King. While duty-bound to defend the realm, he faces his own temptations, failings, and the difficulty of serving a King he cannot see. The story explores themes of magic, philosophy, warfare, and mystery, ultimately asking the question, "what is the price of faith?"
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Set in the fantastical world of Iteric-where magic is cherished and the King is revered-Hail Thee, God and King is the story of one man’s trial of faith. The trial begins when Meagher Bronzestaff, the Marshal of Iteric who is responsible for the country’s wellbeing in the stead of their absent King, encounters sorcerous murder and the inexplicable return of a banished beast.
In seeking answers, the Marshal traverses his way through Iteric, meeting a unique assembly of characters and exploring a diverse land along the way. By his travels, Meagher reveals a rich land of magic and virtue as the world, the characters, and the lore are developed.
As the story unfolds, Marshal Meagher follows the clues to Port Warpwood, a place where truth and lies have switched places and the inhabitants harbor malignancy towards goodness and beauty. A singular crime is just the beginning of a grand assault against the King, and the Marshal must decide where he stands betwixt it all. While duty-bound to defend the realm, Marshal Meagher faces his own temptations, failings, and the difficulty of serving a King he cannot see.
In a story of magic, philosophy, warfare, and mystery, the question the Marshal must ultimately answer is, “what is the price of faith?”