Book Description: “The Sport of Kings: An Equestrian Victor's Tale of the Medieval Joust” is a simple, swift-paced, smooth-flowing picture storybook that combines the craft of storytelling with engaging, impressionist illustrations. “The Sport of Kings” is a fictional medieval tale that will be appreciated by young adults, new adults, and older adult audiences. Colorfully-illustrated and thoughtfully-written, this inspiring storybook has 32 pages of striking, specifically-sequenced pictures with an accompanying story narrative. This stimulating medieval tale is based upon the full-length story told in the epic medieval fantasy novel entitled “The Wolves of Trisidian” by Adrian Robbe. “The Sport of Kings” emphasizes virtuous themes of courage, self-control, and perseverance. In context, this mythical tale takes place in the Year A.D. 1499 at Castle Stonehaven during the 23rd Annual Frihet ‘Freedom’ Jousting Competition. Considered an iconic world symbol of human freedom, this mounted skills at arms competition is the largest sports game Olympic event in the entire Jandor Alliance. As you read this fascinating tale about “The Sport of Kings”, you will better understand the demanding physical and mental stresses that are imposed upon the competing Paladins as they participate in this unique, combat-based, perilous sporting event in which there is no defense. From a spectator perspective, this story will help you empathize with thousands of Jandor’s citizens who are observing every gesture, every nod, and every shifting motion their favored knights make from the moment they enter the distinguished coliseum carrying their colorful, heraldic flags by their side. The tale of “The Sport of Kings” will escort you back in time as if you were actually a spectator at the Frihet ‘Freedom’ Jousting Competition. As the anxious crowd awaits for the Field Marshall to lower the Green Starting Flag... half are in anticipation, clinging to the enraptured bliss of a hopeful dream... and half are in fear, with the sharp spur of sickening dread. Never before has the anticipation and excitement of the medieval joust ever been presented in such a unique, enthralling, and interesting way.
Disclaimer: No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. Image Credits: Source photo images used in this publication were obtained from Pixabay, are free of copyrights, and are released under the Creative Commons License CC0 into the public domain; all Pixabay images were edited to portray an impressionist theme. Other Books by the Author: - The Wolves of Trisidian: An Epic Medieval Fantasy Novel - The Legend of the Five Huntsmen: A Medieval Tale of the Restless Heart - The Paladin’s Heart: A Medieval Ballad of Knightly Origin - The Song of Our Land: A Medieval Tale of the Summer Solstice - Beyond Seven Rivers: A Medieval Tale on Binding the Wounds of a Broken Heart - The Legend of the Sunflowers: A Medieval Love Story