The King's Sword by CJ Brightley
Series: Erdemen Honor, Book 1.
Approx. 75,040 words.
Published on February 6, 2013.
A disillusioned soldier. A spoiled, untried prince. A coup that threatens the country they love.
When retired soldier Kemen finds the young prince Hakan fleeing an attempted assassination, he reluctantly takes the role of mentor and guardian.
Invasion looms, and Kemen's decisions will shape the fate of a nation. What will he sacrifice for friendship and honor?