Lydia and Charles Frenzel (pen name L.C. Frenzel) announce the pre-publication of “Claire and Pem” on Amazon Kindle in mid-December. Read more on fatsquirrelpublishing.com or lunarianepic.com
Lunaria is an old world with a culture that at first seems medieval, but slowly Claire Miller finds what seems like magic is actually underlying technology that was proscribed a thousand years earlier in a terrible war.
A clever and resourceful girl of ten who has lost her father in Iraq inadvertently embarks on an adventure in the world of Lunaria accompanied by her neighbor’s cat. In Lunaria, Claire Ellen Fisher meets the future king, Pemburton Windover, and is befriended by the powerful Councilor Gilbert Greybaird who senses that there is a new power in the land that will secure the throne for the young Prince. While Lunaria may seem a bit like a medieval or even primitive world to Claire, she soon recognizes that Lunaria is an ancient and sophisticated civilization struggling against the return of forbidden technologies. Claire is torn between fulfilling a destiny to change Lunaria for the good or to return to her own home to seek her lost father.
In Volume 4, Claire and Pem marry and fall in love. They enter into the pleasures of marriage and together learn more about the dangers they are to face as the Royal Couple.
Claire’s small changing of the wedding vows send ripples throughout the land. Their Wedding Day is greeted with great enthusiasm from the people, and not so great enthusiasm from certain Council members.
Pem and Claire leave the wedding festivities to begin their State visits to the Council members’ estates around Lunaria while the Council is adjoined for the summer and the council members are at home.
In their absence, Tess extends her influence to the Queen’s apartments, the King’s Brigade, and is attacked in the Royal’s private garden, a place, deep in the heart of the Palace, that should have been secured.
Their honeymoon on the Rachel Anne is an opportunity to plan with Rissa Ellender, Turlo Murten and Sage Leandra in relative seclusion. Tieben’s King Vernal Hushara and the Lunarian Council are seeking to form a monopoly that would create higher prices through artificial scarcity and tight government controls. The control the people have over the Council would be diminished, if not destroyed. The Monarchy, who represents the will of the people, is threatened.
Rissa and Turlo leave to undertake their own hazardous adventures in Tieben to strengthen Turlo’s claim as heir to the throne of Tieben and to curtail the conspiracy of back-room deals that threatens not only the hard fought peace between the two monarchies but the trader’s existence.
After relaxing on the Southern Beaches, Pem and Claire face an attack on the Rachael Ann. Is no place safe?
Arriving in Ranaputkin, Pem and Claire’s official visits begin with the Ranapuis and Putkins who occupy two of the Council seats. There is time to relax. Slowly they learn more about who supports them and who is hostile.
Who is with them, and who is not?