In the late 1300s, times were changing for England as Richard II’s power diminished and Henry Bolingbroke, later King Henry IV, began to rise. Hezekiah Strahm, known as The Storm, had gone above and beyond the call of duty in proving himself worthy as a special kind of knight for Richard, a force to be reckoned with as he carried out the underhanded and dirty dealings of his king. That king, however, turned his back on the one man who was truly loyal to him, leaving Strahm aimless until he was asked to join the alliance of Richard’s cousin, Henry. Although his beliefs didn’t necessarily fall in line with Henry’s and he wasn’t certain of all the man did or intended, the sting of Richard’s betrayal led to a handshake between him and the soon to be new king.
Now retired to Caristone Castle in northern England, Hezekiah and Ivetta watch as their sons continue in his footsteps, serving their king—a king whose reign was wrought in rebellion and assassination plots, not only from outside his court, but within. Even his sons’ allegiance lies more with Henry’s eldest son, Henry of Monmouth, and his willingness to use them as part of his military might—a life the children of The Storm had been bred to lead. Only the love of strong but gentle women could tame the hardened warriors and break through the stone barriers that surrounded their hearts.
The Sons of The Storm stories are stand alones and can be read in any order, though I will add their written order as the series continues.
Book 1: First Storm