by A.J. Hall
Gambit Declined is the eleventh in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children.
Gambit Declined is set in October 1668, twenty years earlier than the main Gondal/Gaaldine story arc.
Queen Felicia of Gondal worries over the problems of her inability to conceive a child, the ambitions of Prince James, the heir-presumptive and the problems posed by "that Royal brat", the fifteen-year-old hostage Sherlock, Prince of Gaaldine.
A shot rings out across an autumnal lake in North-Eastern Gondal. But at whom was the gun truly aimed, and how many decades will it be before its echoes finally die?
2017/06/01: Corrected the date 'Gambit Declined is set in October 1670...' to 1668
2012/10/14: Added table of contents and cover to the Kindle (Mobi format) book menu. Changed to a larger cover image and corrected some spacing typos in all book versions. If you have previously downloaded this book then you may wish to download the corrected version.
This novella is rated PG. You might like to consider other ebooks by A.J. Hall set in the Sherlock and Queen of Gondal fandoms. This work is created on a not-for-profit basis and no infringement of the rights of the holder(s) is intended. All rights are those of the respective holder(s).