The kings of Despartus

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Shaethan Cheva was supposed to be king – but instead, ended up despised and exiled. No one understands that the kingdom is now doomed – and he must restore the lineage of the throne through his son, Chimley, or he and everyone he cares about will pay. But Chimley isn’t sure about all that king stuff, and he definitely doesn’t believe in the “Voices” that his father has been hearing. When he is tasked with infiltrating the ranks of his cousins to restore himself to the throne, he leaves the ring behind – but was that a mistake?

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