Poldon Fairfield, a 14-year-old prince, has no desire to rule – his poor health has convinced him that he will not live long enough to sit on any throne.
Matters take a turn for the worse when his father, the King of North Salvan, decides his oldest will rule the country where Pol’s mother is first in the line of succession followed by Pol, her only child. Pol learns he has developed a talent for magic, and that may do him more harm than good as he must struggle to survive among his siblings, who have now turned lethally hostile.
RALPH LISTER is a native-British, multiple Audie Awards winner/finalist and Earphones Award winner, and over 12 years has narrated more than 500 single-voice and multi-cast audiobooks. For non-fiction (political commentary, biography, history, religion, and self-help), Ralph is aided by a life-long personal interest in history and current affairs, a facility with many modern languages, and 15 years of overseas business experience. As an equally in-demand narrator of fiction, his Audie-nominated work is filled with the authentic voices of people and creatures of all ages and accents. Recent narrations include Rudyard Kipling’s _Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle_ (for Penguin Random House Audio), and James Clavell’s renowned Asian saga titles, _Shōgun_ and _Noble House_ (for Blackstone Audio). Hired and re-hired by major US audiobook publishers and producers, Ralph is now based in Barcelona, Spain, where he also continues his passion for on-camera acting. On-camera work includes the role of Emmet Vale in **_Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice_**. Two-time Eclipse Award Winner for Best Actor (Film), Grand Award Winner for Best Actor (Stage). Fluent in Spanish, conversational in French and German, and familiar with Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin.