The Eye Of Valeria
The Valerian Chronicles: Volume One
by T.R. Rankin
What does it mean to be a king? Is it a thing ordained by the gods, or to be seized with an iron fist? Or, is it something else entirely, something visceral to a man himself that makes him a king? And what happens to the man when that crown is taken away?
Balazar, née Valerian, is such a man. At the age of fifteen this heir to the throne of Valeria is stripped of his very identity when his city is sacked by the power-mad regicide, Fantar. Fleeing with his life, and living under an assumed name, Balazar begins a fifteen-year struggle for revenge, as Fantar ravages city after city all around the Inland Sea.
T. R. Rankin lives and writes in East Greenwich, RI, with his wife Lauren and two cats. A writer and public relations professional for over thirty years, he is an avid sailor and amateur boat builder, and the former editor and publisher of Just Pulp, the Magazine of Popular Fiction.