The Crystal Deck of Ryuu

In a world where magic comes from cyrstals, this series will explore the nature of evil in five books focusing on the Jack, Queen, King, Ace, and Joker. Who is good and who is evil?

Jack of Troubles
Dara, one of the Simmasi Royal Rangers, is tasked with escorting Prince Shaelon across the Simmasi Kingdom. It proves more challenging than either one could guess when they are beset by assassins trying to make sure the Prince doesn’t reach his grandfather’s army. As her King knew she would, Dara goes further than her original orders, offering to both protect and fight beside the Shaelon as he leads the army his grandfather assembled to reclaim their ancestral throne. The army is up to the task if Dara can just keep Shaelon alive long enough.