In Stephen Aryan’s The Warrior, the sequel to The Coward, Kell is King only in name. Bound by duty, trapped in a loveless marriage, he leaves affairs of state to his wife, Sigrid. When his old friend, Willow, turns up asking him to go on a journey to her homeland, he can’t wait to leave. But will there be a throne to return to? Intrigue and rebellion is rife in the wake of the Emperor’s death in G.R. Matthew’s novel Seven Deaths of an Empire. The Empire’s fate lies in the hands of seasoned General Bordan and Apprentice Magician Kyron - for whoever controls the heir and the Emperor’s body, controls the Empire’s future.