Tales of the Vangen: The Black Ministry's Betrayal (Book 1)

Tales of the Vangen: The Black Ministry's Betrayal (Book 1)

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J. J. Fritz By FritztheGrim Completed


The Royal Guard of the Empire has faithfully served Byzantia for nearly three centuries now. Hand picked from foreign lands, these guardsmen hold no political ties,  carry no agendas, and bare no creeds except to those who sit upon the Onyx Throne.  They are vanguards, protectors, loyalists.

They are Vangen. 

Change has come to the Empire. An Empress sits upon the throne now, destroying any who would rebel against her with both fire and iron. To the east, her loyal Vangen work to quash the newest rebellion, until a letter arrives one day, marked with the Empresses seal. The contents within bare only dread and disturbance for the Guardsmen. The Black Ministry, the former Emperor's cabal of Sorcerers, have turned against the Empress.

The Vangen's return is bittersweet. The city they once called home is now a battlefield, every street a choke-point. Every home a possible nesting ground for rebels. The Royal Guard will have to fight tooth and nail to put down the Ministry and protect the Empress, but the deeper they go, the harder the lines begin to blur. In a world where good and evil does not exist, where then does a man's loyalty lie?

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