Ok. So to be honest, The King’s Son isn’t the first book I’ve ever written. A long, long time ago, back when I was in 5th grade, I got an idea for a book. It was to be about two girls in high school who auditioned for a part in a movie and one of the girls was cast in the role. Of course, enraged and jealous, the second girl murders the lucky one (or unlucky). And as usual, the idea transformed into something completely different from the original idea. Ultimately, the book never was about a movie role but the murder did occur as I had imagined it. Instead, it followed a group of teenagers in the aftermath of the murder where each are suspected of the crime, in particular the main character. Eventually, the true murderer is revealed as well as a strange new reality for the characters. It goes on from there to have a secret society revealed that is bent on taking over the world. Some of the original characters then have to work against this new enemy. As they do, an even more sinister plot develops that takes the reader deeper into the mysertious.
This summary makes the book sound a lot better than it is. The book, called The Royal Thirteen, was named before I even knew what the book really was going to be about. Halfway through writing it, I figured I should come up with a reason for the super cool title I came up with. So I threw a reason in there and kept going. So what started out being a modern day thriller type book morphed into a sci-fi novel. I don’t think I’ve ever read the whole thing through. I’ve tried, but I usually end up cringing and throwing it down. The sad thing is, I think I could make it good if I just had the patience to sit through the awful writing and do a complete overhaul of it. Maybe after I finish A Realm Hereafter?
I guess what they say about a writer’s first book is true… it always sucks. But I’m hoping one day I can save it.
For now, as you wait for that day, you can read A Realm Hereafter! 😀