Description: Standalone that looks at what happens to the hero of lowly birth after the 'happily ever after.'
His life was a fairy tale come true.
The son of a commoner, Shielder's Mark had broken the spell of the Red Keep, which had plagued the land for a thousand years. Now he was the kingdom's greatest hero, able to name whatever reward he wanted from King Astin IV.
But the magic sword he claimed at Red Keep is taken from him. Life at the king's court is more complicated than he expected. And as for marrying the beautiful princess-well, happily ever after is harder than it looks.