MOVEMENT OF THE CROWNS

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The nation of Diachona is celebrating the twentieth birthday and rite of passage for Constance, the Diachonian king’s daughter and heir. Yet, the pause for festivity doesn’t erase collective doubts about Constance’s aspiration for a place with the men on the National Council, nor does it eliminate fears roused by oppressive threats from a neighboring, powerful empire. Amid increasing rumors of war and personal misgivings about her own future, Constance deems this an inopportune time to be falling in love with one Commander Alexander. Will Providence keep them all through international tensions and the changing of times, or is Diachona watching its territory in vain?

“I appreciated Keel’s creation of a tradition system that impacted international interactions. Good world-building for this fantasy.”


“If you like a book that isn’t quite traditional fantasy, if you like story that isn’t overtly Christian but teaches Biblical principals and a love of family, well, The Movement Of Crowns just might be the book for you.”

 

The Mundayne empire has seen years of prosperity under the rule of King Aud, a man of war known the world over for his ruthlessness. Naona, a high-spirited imperial servant who holds Aud’s favor, occupies herself with pulling pranks on her peers around the king’s estate, but the time for laughter spoils when the citizens of Munda begin to oppose increasing taxation. After meeting the princess of Diachona, Naona finds herself having to choose between maintaining loyalty to her king and becoming a personal ally of another nation. With the rise of unrest in Munda, can Naona’s heart survive intact: intact enough, even, for an unforeseen chance at love with a foreign man?
“If you enjoy stories that sweep you away to far away lands in days of old that are full of passionate characters then this book should be a great fit for you.”

 

At a time of political and cultural uncertainty, the charge of the Eubeltic Realm has been passed over to a young monarch known for his intelligence, agility, and brooding ways, as well as the “way” he has with vibrant ladies at court. Can this inexperienced king handle the current rise of domestic and colonial crises, the bereavement of his family, and his curious attraction to a councilman’s unassuming daughter, or is everything in his untried hands on the verge of falling apart?

 

“I am very impressed with the thought and detail that Nadine C. Keels has put into every aspect, from the political structure to gowns and hairstyles, from geography to state traditions, in each of the books in this series. Lots of politics, some danger, definitely romance, make this short book a good and satisfying read.”

 

Author note: I began drafting scenes for The Movement of Crowns while I was a high school senior, inspired by the thought that although my generation was young, we weren’t precluded from aiming toward greatness. It’s taken some years of growth, as a human being and as a writer, for me to be able to convey the story as I see it.