The Sixth Queen
When the current Queen and heir to the thrown are murdered, my life is changed forever.
Our people are peaceful, and prosperous, and a big part of why, is the way the royal family. Long ago our people realized that training a ruler from a young age was only successful if the people supported the person in line to rule. In order to maintain a healthy bloodline, and peace within the ranks, every sixth queen is chosen from a family of common status.
That wasn't supposed to be me. My younger cousin was supposed to be the sixth queen. I was supposed to teach her, and guide her as she grew into adulthood before she became the sixth queen.
But fate had other plans, and now that my husband is missing, I have to rule my people as we recover from the first war we've seen in generations.