Questions of Allegiance by Marcus Pailing
Series: The Count of Trall, Book 6.
Approx. 57,290 words.
Published on March 23, 2013.
Two short stories and a novella.
Derian is a stable-lad in the royal castle of Gerroch. When the King and his court arrive at Gerroch, Derian encounters the famous Count of Trall for the first time. Youthful curiosity and a lack of common sense combine to put the lad in great danger as he overhears a terrible secret.