Join | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: William Bonilla, iSteve Coltman, iKathleen Morris, iHugh McCracken, iMike Hartner, iKeith Dyne, iM. R. Mathias, i
  Home > Science Fiction > Books

Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry   

Kate Saundby

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 16 titles
· 46 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Mar, 2001

   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· A Distant Bell

· Book 11: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Deception

· Book 10: The Nublis Chronicles: Aase's Daughter

· A Circle of Arcs

· Book 9: The Nublis Chronicles: The Spirit Dogs of Sirius

· Book 7: The Nublis Chronicles: The Orion Property

· Book 5: The Nublis Chronicles: Dark Angel

· Book 6: The Nublis Chronicles: The Artemesian Mandate

· Book 4: The Nublis Chronicles: Golden Silence

· Book 3: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Greed

Short Stories
· The Spirit Dogs of Sirius

· Many Happy Returns

· The Other Woman

         More poetry...

Kate Saundby, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.



Book 8: The Nublis Chronicles: Fortune's Hostage
by Kate Saundby   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Books by Kate Saundby     View all 13
· A Circle of Arcs
· A Distant Bell
· Book 1: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Justice

  Read Free Preview!


Science Fiction

Publisher:  Double Dragon ebooks ISBN-10:  1894841220 Type:  Fiction


Copyright:  Jun 1 2000

Price: $5.99 (eBook)
Double Dragon Publishing
Kate Saundby

Book 8 of the Nublis Chronicles and the sequel to The Orion Property, Fortune's Hostage, tells the story of two hereditary enemies who are forcibly married to one another as part of a peace initiative to bring the centuries-old war between their two countries to a close.

Fortune's Hostage is a bittersweet story featuring a strongminded heroine with no looks whatsover. Princess Sybilla of Lodebar is forcibly married to her mortal enemy, Prince Darius of Illyria, and falls deeply in love with him. When she discovers that her reluctant bridegroom is carrying a torch for another woman who is as beautiful as she is not. Sybilla decides that all is fair in love and war and sets out to win him for herself.     


Sybilla thought of the grim wooden scaffold with its masked executioners, burning brazier and ancient instruments of torture and shuddered. Even if those two had murdered Daniel in cold blood, it was an unbelievably horrible way to die. Had it been up to her, she would have opted to give them a more merciful end. But the penalty for high treason in Illyria was an awesome one. Coupled with regicide, there was no possible leniency.
It made little difference that one of the assassins was a young woman. She would still die inch by agonizing inch and her shrieking soul would only be released after she'd seen her traitorous partner draw his last breath on the rack beside her. Not only was Darius required to preside over every minute of the afternoon's dreadful festivities, it was he who would have to deliver the final blow.
Tickets to the massively publicized execution had been scalped at record rates. Bidding on souvenirs from the doomed pair had risen to a fever pitch and the interplanetary press was out in force. The Synod's gambling syndicates were offering astronomical odds on whether the condemned would last long enough for the king to kill them and the whole thing would be carried in living color across the entire Synod. Only a few isolated voices had spoken out in protest and they'd been quickly silenced. No sporting event had ever caught the public's interest like the public execution of King Daniel's assassins and nothing was going to interfere with their entertainment.

Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Books by
Kate Saundby

A Circle of Arcs

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

A Distant Bell

Buy Options
Amazon, more..

Book 1: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Justice

Buy Options

Book 2: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Sin

Buy Options

Book 3: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Greed

Buy Options

Book 4: The Nublis Chronicles: Golden Silence

Buy Options

Book 5: The Nublis Chronicles: Dark Angel

Buy Options

Science Fiction Books
  1. Starlight On Stone NORTH
  2. P O D (The Pattern Universe Book 2)
  3. Gunship
  4. The 13th Month
  5. Starlight On Stone CRUX (ebook)
  6. The Abduction of Joshua Bloom
  7. Fractured Future
  8. The Psychic Dimension
  9. First Strike
  10. Colossus

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.