The Kinshield Legacy by K.C. May
Series: The Kinshield Saga, Book 1.
Approx. 122,050 words.
Published on July 15, 2010.
Book 1 of The Kinshield Saga: A mysterious stone tablet, five magical gems, and an ancient letter haunt Gavin Kinshield, a warrant knight destined to become king... unless he can find a replacement before the sins of a long dead ancestor bring him face-to-face with his own nightmares.