The Strange Kings have ruled Eskalind in an unbroken line of father to only child—always a son—for nearly 3,000 years. Eskalind's royal family and citizens are charged by The Powers with keeping the peace amongst Eskalind’s border nations. In exchange, Eskalind enjoys prosperity and receives The Powers’ granting of safety and shelter from war and ruin. But if Their protection weakens or changes, Eskalind’s way of life would be forever changed.
Book One, The Bladesmith’s Daughter, establishes the culture and concepts of Eskalind through an outsider’s eyes.
Book Two, Doubt Will Come, exposes some sinister machinations.
Three more books are planned in the series. While each book can stand alone, together they form the pieces of the puzzle that is The Powers’ plan.