Literature: Blue Moon Rising

A novel by Simon R. Green that follows the exploits of Prince Rupert of The Forest Kingdom, Princess Julia of Hillsdown, his unicorn, and her dragon. And The High Warlock.

The Forest Kingdom has always had Heroes. Kings with mighty swords of legend, princes who slew dragons by the thousands, champions and knights galore. As well as the occasional mage.

Prince Rupert is not one of them.

He is in fact, the second, unwanted, less skilled, less charming, politically inept, son of and possible danger to the kingdom and throne of King John. John deems it necessary for Rupert to die, and sends him off a perfectly reasonable reQuest to slay a dragon and bring back its hoard - for the Forest Kingdom's Royal Treasury is a little... thin.

Tropes found in Blue Moon Rising: