|Author||E. M. Kinsey|
|Other Characters|| Zufan|
|Concurrent|| The Road To Ruin|
Empires of Sand
Following the murder of King Kunya XVI, the three prides he ruled over fracture, blaming one another for his death. His son and prince, Kunya XVII, flees during the chaos and adds his blood to one of the three factions -- the Ukombe Pride, Ujiti Pride, or Kigae Pride. Each pride claims that it is they who hold the royal's blood, therefore them and theirs are the rightful rulers of the Black Mountains.
The plot centers around the adventures and doings of the young lyon Himarta who is unremarkable in many ways, yet proves to be the one who brings the long-fractured prides together as one again.