Royals & Rebels is a low medieval fantasy board set in a fictional world. We have two primary kingdoms, one in the midst of a full-fledged rebellion and the other ruled by a mad king who claims to be a god and has fathered hundreds of bastards who are all fighting to rule after him.
It's the beginning of the end for Iseult Sabanok. There may have been a point, years and years ago, when she thought she loved Balan Storm, but now he is her waking nightmare. Incapable of moving on from the woman he held to be his then watching her run off with and marry his half-brother, Balan has sworn to revenge, and reclamation. Taking Iseult's younger sister as his lover was just a small part of it. Ensuring that Iseult's only living child was chosen as a sacrifice to his father, the godking, who so often demands that some of the horde of his blood be spilled before him, was just an opportunity arisen and taken. But now he's found the key that will make her his once more, or destroy her completely: her treason. Iseult turned to smuggling other descendants of the godking out of reach to save them from the same fate as her daughter. And now that Balan knows, it's a chase to the end. She's left court and castle to see another descendant to safety, and he''s followed after in pursuit - albeit it distracted by the discovery that he has a son, raised as his lover's husband's child. A secret 23 years in the keeping.
But what next in the story of the smuggler and the hunter?