Author(s): Justin Somper
In the epic second book in the ALLIES & ASSASSINS sequence, Prince Jared is under attack from enemies on all sides...
In seven days, the princedom of Archenfield will be invaded by its deadly rival - Paddenburg.
Prince Jared determines to cross the borders and, in a race against time, recruit what strategic alliances he can.
As the Prince and his team rides out, his cousin Axel Blaxland launches his own bid for the throne. Each member of the Council of Twelve falls prey to persuasion and manipulation as dangerous secrets and rivalries begin to emerge. Asta Peck, newest member of the Twelve, finds herself plunged into the dark heart of court politics and conspiracy. Identifying her own allies, she resolves to fight on Prince Jared's behalf until he is able to return home to defend himself.
In a game of power, only the strongest will survive.
Welcome back to Archenfield. Trust no-one.
Justin Somper began his career as a writer/editor for Usborne. He then worked for Puffin Books as a publicist before moving to Random House as Children's Publicity Director in 1996. In 1998, Justin broke free to become one of the UK's first specialist children's book publicists. He has since worked with Anthony Horowitz, Louise Rennison, the Roald Dahl literary estate and the Narnia literary estate amongst others. He is also a bestselling author in his own right. His debut series, Vampirates, has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone. Justin lives in London.