Prince Ruele has never worried about his place in the kingdom of Tagoore or the curse that drives its strange culture. But then a fever sends his life spiraling out of control and suddenly people are afraid of his difference, some even want to kill him for disrupting their bleak but traditional lives. What’s a young prince to do?
Published: February 11, 2015.
Fiction » Historical » USA
During my younger years I was fortune to meet some of the old time law men from the late 1890’s. One of them happened to live not far up the way from me and was an acquaintance of my step-father. He dearly loved to talk for he had no kinfolks that I ever heard about and he told me a lot of stories of the old days in the Territory before Oklahoma became a state.
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