The Kinshield Legacy (The Kinshield Saga)

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Piers Anthony, best-selling author of the Xanth novels

“…a rousing hard-hitting fantasy adventure.” 

Iceberg Ink reviews

“Entertainment plain and simple.”


Book 1 of The Kinshield Saga

A mysterious stone tablet with five magical gems has sat abandoned in a cave for two hundred years. The kingdom is in ruins, with only warrant knights to keep the peace. But then, the gems in the tablet, one by one, disappear.

Warrant knight Gavin Kinshield is a man of many secrets. He’s the one deciphering the runes in the tablet. Unless he can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be Thendylath’s next king. All he really wants is the letter written by his ancestor Ronor Kinshield, the last man to see King Arek alive… a letter he must earn by tracking down a common thief.

But when Gavin saves a woman’s life, what should have been a simple task draws him face-to-face with his nightmarish past… and the truth of King Arek’s demise.

The Kinshield Saga consists of
  • The Kinshield Legacy
  • The Wayfarer King
  • Well of the Damned
  • Kinshield’s Redemption (August 2013)

The Kinshield Legacy was named a Top-4 Read of 2010 by book reviewer Grace Krispy on

Second place winner of The Kindle Book Review Indie Award, September 2011.

An Amazon Top 200 Bestseller / Top 10 Bestselling Epic Fantasy, Amazon US (Aug 2011) / #1 in Epic Fantasy, Amazon UK (May 2011)


Carol Davis Luce, Author of Night Passage

“From the very first page, The Kinshield Legacy grabs you by the throat and propels you into a world of magic, sorcery, jeweled-eyed gargoyles and a sisterhood of female warriors. A world where beyonders savage unsuspecting travelers; where a dark, yet charismatic, wizard covets the king’s throne for his own and will let no one get in his way–including the rightful ruler. He who claims the King’s Bloodstone shall reign as king. Enter Gavin Kinshield, warrant knight and rune solver, a man haunted by his past, and a hero like no other. A rousing debut from K. C. May, an author worth watching.

Piers Anthony, best-selling author of the Xanth novels

“The Kinshield Legacy is a rousing good fantasy tale, with nice characterization and some ferocious action. These days I read primarily for business rather than pleasure, but I found myself eager to return to this novel.”

SFBook Reviews

“The Kinshield Legacy is a beautifully crafted fantasy work that works so well, perfect escapism and highly recommended.”

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