Victor Mansfield, king of Dalmar, has infiltrated the occupied castle of Argonna in order to free the Queen of Argonna, Fiora Durassil, from imprisonment by the D'rolock Empire. At first everything goes according to plan, but soon his plan begins to unravel in this thrilling story by Timothy Wilson. More
The D'rolock Empire, a vast and rapidly expanding empire, has invaded the kingdom of Argonna, occupying the castle of its capital and imprisoning the Queen of Argonna, Fiora Durassil, within its highly guarded keep. Victor Mansfield, the king of the nearby kingdom of Dalmar, executes a risky plan to sneak into the occupied castle and rescue Queen Fiora. All goes according to plan at first, but the seemingly unwitting empire has a plan of its own.
It is up to Victor to improvise a change of plan and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles just to stay alive, let alone accomplishing his goal. He soon finds himself in need of rescuing as all hope of escaping the confines of the castle evaporates into thin air in this short but exciting tale by author Timothy Wilson.
Timothy Wilson was born in Salem, MA but has lived across the Southwestern United States for most of his life. After a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps, he now works as a Computer Consultant and writes short stories and poetry in his free time.
on July 9, 2013 :
This short story had GREAT action scenes, and I enjoyed reading it despite a few minor typos. However, I found the ending both predictable and confusing. Predictable in the cavalry coming to the rescue (so to speak) and confusing in the hostile way they were suddenly interacting with each other. Overall, however, it was quite an enjoyable read.
(review of free book)
on Jan. 3, 2012 :
"The Queen and the Castle" is an action packed short story. While it's set in one of my favorite genres, I feel the characters could have been fleshed out more and the story slowed down a bit. I very much would like to read a sequel, one that expands the story by having deeper characters and a more unique world.
(review of free book)
on July 22, 2011 :
A fast-paced, action-filled story that leaves the reader wanting more. I look forward to reading more of Wilson's work. Nice cover, too!