A Sovereign's Honour by David Waine
Series: A King's Head Trilogy, Part Two of A King's Head.
Approx. 95,100 words.
Published on July 23, 2012.
Callin is king, a national hero, and betrothed to the beautiful Xunin. His unholy pact with the Hag comes back to haunt him as Avalind (in the company of her faithful Cabral) returns, seemingly from the dead, to confront him. Her arrival splits the nation and sets in train an series of events that will lead inevitably to civil war. Part 2 of A King's Head.