An Incomparable Pearl
by Jon Jacks
To ensure an heir, the king raises his daughter as Prince Argaret – only for the older Princess Epistem and Queen Telete to murder the king and blame the prince. Exiled to lands impoverished by the king’s chivalric quest to restore the precious stones of a shattered angelic crown, the prince vows to return the gems. But are there nine, ten or twelve? And since when was a pearl a stone?