The Guardsman's Defence
by A.J. Hall
The Guardsman's Defence is the fourteenth 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.
Chronologically, 'The Guardsman's Defence' is set immediately before 'The Crown Princess of Gaaldine' but as it contains spoilers for later events in the series so it is recommended that it should be read in publication order.
It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children.
The inner core of the King's Council of Gaaldine meet to discuss a secret treaty offered by the dying King of Gondal, their historic enemy. The proposed treaty touches Prince Sherlock in a uniquely personal way. Leaving the Council session in desperate need of oblivion, he finds Fate has thrown a newly appointed member of the Palace guard in his way, a boy with the face of a Raphael angel. But should he call it Fate, or are human hands pulling the strings?
For caulkhead, beta-reader and navigator, on her birthday
This short story is rated 12A. 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).