Prince Joachim and Prince Brandan’s world is destroyed when Joachim is kidnapped. Guided by evil Brandan betrays Joachim.
Joachim escapes his captors and is reunited with his dying father. When his father dies kingship is thrust upon him.
In a violent confrontation between brothers, Joachim believes he rescues Brandan. They return home. Evil follows.
Brandan embraces evil. Joachim struggles with his own demons. Malicious conditions ravage the land as each struggles to find their way. Joachim celebrates the birth of his children. Brandan travels evil’s path and attempts to assassinate his brother. In book three will these two brothers find peace?
I had a chance to talk with Joachim and Brandan: Sanctuary of Nine Dragons.
Me: Many exciting things happened in Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two. Both of you were crowned king and got married. Joachim you became a father. And Brandan you managed to rid Ramajadin of your enemy Waldrom. What could possibly be left to be done Sanctuary of Nine Dragons?
Brandan: Until I can defeat my brother and his god there is plenty for me to do. If I can’t have his wife and his throne, I will find a way to eradicate him and the Kningrad.
Me: But don’t you already have a throne and a Mantion wife?
Brandan: That Mantion witch disappeared after she tried to kill me and as far as I am concerned she can stay hidden. I want nothing to do with her and if she dares show her face I will eradicate her along with everyone else that gets in my way.
Joachim: Brandan, your attitude is unnecessary. I am more than willing to share the rule of Ramajadin with you. Maeve and I care about you and only want you to be a part of our family and rule our countries in peace. I will even overlook you past indiscretions and forays into Sidramah’s magic.
Brandan: What makes you think I want to share rule? No I should have it all.
Me: Gentlemen, let’s change the subject. Joachim you recently became a father. How does that change the way you do things?
Brandan: I can answer that. He’s become even more of a pidgekin than he was before. He’s always fawning over those brats and whining about his arm. I think he should step down from being king and husband and let me take over.
Joachim: Brandan stop exaggerating. I definitely have a different perspective, but if anything it is a better one. If you would only stop your extracurricular activities and help more you would see it too.
Brandan: Bah. See things through your eyes. Not going to happen.
Me: Do you two ever agree on anything?
Brandan: We would if he would come to see things my way.
Me: So what do we have to look forward to in Sanctuary?
Joachim: The Mantion continue to attack. It seems even Waldrom’s death has not put an end to the hostilities. With Waldrom gone and no obvious leader they seem determined to prevent any peace and happiness from occurring.
Brandan: Brother, you know so little. I’m sure there is someone pulling the strings and when you figure out whom, it will be too late.
Me: It seems as if our time is up. Thank you for your time.