After the tumultuous summer of 1953, autumn began placidly. Rumors proved themselves true when Guenithyre gave birth to a son; the infant was christened Lyonel Eduarde Pendragon. Mara was listed as a godmother to the newborn princeling and sent him twelve silver apostle spoons as a christening gift.
Juan Maria was well-behaved, so quiet in fact that the Pendaunzel court was certain he must be up to something. Everyone knew the rebel Prince wouldn’t acquiesce to the Emperor’s demands so easily. Dafythe himself said that his half-brother’s pride would never allow him to …read more