A sleeping hero returns in the third LASTENBERG Tale about court intrigue!
With differing accounts of what happened to The Queen of Redmir Castle, who can Lastenberg trust? Was Queen Dimelda murdered, or is she the victim of a murky plot? The truth hides just beyond The Bowman’s sight as the mystery threatens the kingdoms of Dathzon.
“As morning yawned and spread its embrace over the world, Redmir’s gates beckoned.”
Gathering what they required, the group left Steffold’s retreat. As morning yawned and spread its embrace over the world, Redmir’s gates beckoned.
~ from The Queen Of Redmir
Chanting faintly hailed The Bowman Of The Berghope. Whether the visitors were waking him or raising him from the grave can only be guessed. As Lastenberg materialized, the prophecy he had spoken before returned to thought: I summon a knight, a beggar behind bars, a queen, a bird, and a child. I summon these to The Berghope to summon me. Words from another age. And though he knew what would greet his opening eyes, the precise meanings were hard to discern from a vision.
Mismatched voices subdued while The Archer examined the group in front of him. Their expressions were also mixed.
A young queen stood eager, and the glint of determination in her eyes mirrored that of her tiara. A silver and red knight bowed his head to Lastenberg. The child was in awe of everything.
“Welcome back, Lastenberg. I am Queen Dimelda. I grew up hearing this tale. Those five who would rouse you next seemed foreign to me. Never did I imagine I was the queen the legend spoke of — or that I would be part of it in any way. Yet now, upon the eve of war, I look to you for a hope that would save my people.”
Honors & Praise
“Rafael Lopez is an amazingly creative writer. I loved reading the previous book in this series, Ere The Dark Dirt, because of its unique concept and epic vibe. Lopez does not disappoint because he maintains the same feel in The Queen Of Redmir.”
“The Queen Of Redmir: Lastenberg Book 3 is an epic fantasy novel by Rafael Lopez. Lastenberg is an immortal archer summoned every few hundred years to protect humans from evil. In this installment, Lastenberg is summoned to solve the mysterious case of Queen Dimelda. A young lady is accused of the murder and impersonation of Queen Dimelda. The people in the court are convinced she is a fake and has killed the real queen, while other people claim she is the real queen. Lastenberg senses a dark entity in the area confusing the people and decides to investigate. Join Lastenberg as he uncovers the truth and saves the kingdom from another dark force.
Rafael Lopez is an amazingly creative writer. I loved reading the previous book in this series, Ere The Dark Dirt, because of its unique concept and epic vibe. Lopez does not disappoint because he maintains the same feel in The Queen Of Redmir. Lastenberg is back and uses his intelligence to solve a misunderstanding caused by dark forces trying to take over the Kingdom. I loved how it introduced new characters like Queen Dimelda, a young and brave woman ready to risk her life for her people and throne. The mystery of an unknown villain lurking in the kingdom brought intrigue and suspense to the story. I was also surprised by the identity of the villain. If you want a fantasy novel with great characters and a well-written plot twist, this one is for you.”