Principality: Book One
THE ORPHAN’S SECRET
In the kingdom of Arra, where castles and crossbows mix with hints of advanced technology, and a few families wield the power to control mind or matter, an old conflict between Arra and its neighbor, Destauria, is renewed.
Jaimin, the prince of Arra, seems to be the enemy’s first target, and he must rely on his brilliant best friend, Nastasha, and his unexpected new love, the farm girl Elaina, to help him survive the plots of those vying for power.
Entangled in a web of romance, the trio must bury their turbulent emotions if they are to save their kingdom from the devious threats it faces—from afar and from within.
Together, the three young heroes unlock the secrets of the past, discover clues left by their forebears, and learn the roles they must fulfill to save their people.
R J Francis’s exciting tale explores the intricacies of love, friendship, and the will of the divine spirit. The heroes learn that by firmly trusting in themselves, each other, and the divine spirit, they can overcome all obstacles and achieve the impossible.
Principality: Book Two
THE CAPTIVE TWIN
While everyone else prepares for war, Elaina is on a divine mission to restore peace. She grew up believing she was an orphan, but Elaina now knows who and what she is, and she’s learning how to use her new powers over nature, life, and death to achieve her goals.
Heavy snow is falling in Arra, and its army and royal court are hiding in caves from the Destaurian invaders. Elaina, her mentor Alessa, and Queen Alethea have journeyed northward to secure allies for a counterstrike.
Meanwhile, Elaina’s love Prince Jaimin learns how to inspire his people, and Jaimin’s best friend and advisor Nastasha struggles with her feelings for him.
Even if the counterstrike succeeds, peace is not assured. Ultimately, Elaina must travel far into a hostile land to find and heal the enemy king. And she will need the help of a family she never knew she had.
Principality: Book Three
THE FALLEN MENDER
Assassins are on their way, Prince Jaimin has been told in a dream. But the royals are not the only ones in danger: a fourteen-year-old girl in a white cloak arrives from the south to warn of an imminent attack by a mysterious, fire-wielding army. One war is not yet over, and another looks set to begin.
Despite the new threats, Elaina cannot afford to wait in Arra any longer. She must begin her mission: to rescue Princess Eleonora from a desert prison, and then to turn the ruthless Destaurian king to the light.
Jaimin, Alessa, Elaina and Makias lead an expedition across the wild eastern wilderness to progress Elaina’s mission. Meanwhile, Nastasha, Jaimin’s advisor, continues to make sacrifices for her country and those she loves. Will her sacrifices, and those of so many others, be enough to unwind an ancient curse and restore peace?
Meet the characters
Loves cooking, cheesemaking, horses, and Jaimin.
“Whenever you can’t find the strength to believe in yourself, believe in me.”
Loves archery, hiking, gemstones and Elaina.
“She is who she is. She’s wonderful, and I don’t care where she fits in.”
Loves studying, socializing, fashion, and Jaimin.
"You’re wrong not to care. If anything comes of this, the kingdom will care."
Age: Mid 30s
Loves houseplants, hot springs, and long dresses.
"We learn best when we’re on edge. Focused on the moment, ready for anything…”
Age: Late 30s
Loves torture and ... Well, just stay clear of him.
"I knew you’d be trouble, you filthy worm.”