The King's Swordsman

Multiverse sword and sorcery.

Upper YA / NA.

Following the adventures and misadventures of Thorrn, a swordsman from the world of Oberrot, and his exasperated soul companion, Evyn. The series is told from Thorrn's perspective in first person.

Reading order:

  1. The Tenets in the Tattoos

  2. The Bind of Blood and Bonds

Also in the series:


The Tenets in the Tattoos

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Breaking the tenets of Special Forces means one thing. Death.

Thorrn is an accomplished swordsman desperate for his promotion. But when the king orders that he hand over a girl from the fabled lost realm of Earth, Thorrn’s soul companion, Thorrn struggles to obey. If he doesn’t bow to the king’s wishes, he will be executed.

Evyn cannot quite believe that this world of Oberrot is real, but grey grass is hard to fake. She has to keep her origins secret, or risk all-out war with the magical community. 

Aubin is sick of being an apothecary. Unable to defeat death, chafing at injustices piled on him, he’s ready to quit. But when he sees someone in distress and realises he could help, he is confronted with a life-changing choice – he will have to commit treason to remedy this.

Working together, they come up with an unlikely plan. Only if they trust each other and put their egos aside can they defeat their common enemy. But do they even have a common enemy, and can the apothecarist be trusted at all…?

​I highly recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy that keeps you on the edge of your seat, character redemption and amazing world building! - J.A. Culican, USA Today Bestselling Author.


The Bind of Blood and Bonds

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Treason takes many forms. Once trust is broken, it is hard to reforge.


Thorrn discovers this all too clearly, much to his detriment. But someone wants Thorrn dead, and they don’t care how many lives they ruin in the process.


Evyn learns decisions must be made, no matter the cost, even if it brings her pain. This world is brutal, and navigating the customs is endlessly confusing. When is a stone just a stone, and when is it an expression of undying love? 


Aubin stays away to recover, but when word of Thorrn’s predicament reaches him, he will have to face his nightmares again. And Tuniel distances herself from them all, to win favour with the new king.


Meanwhile, there is a spate of murders targeting Oberrotian officials, and Thorrn’s contingent is sent to investigate. Back to being the lowest of the low, Thorrn struggles to trust again – especially when he finds two of the most powerful mages in the world working together, and one of them is the woman he loves.


Thorrn doesn’t know who he can rely on – be they mages, swordsmen, or kings – but making the wrong choice could spell the end of him, Evyn, and even the kingdom. 


This publication contains content including sexual assault and reference to self harm, suicide and domestic violence. Reader proceed at your own discretion.