By Darkness Hid (Blood Of Kings #1)
2010 ACFW Carol Award Finalist
Young Achan Cham dreams of serving in the Kingsguard Knights, but he is a stray-worse than a slave-and such aspirations are out of his reach.
Given the chance to train as a squire, kitchen servant Achan hopes to pull himself out of his pitiful life and become a Kingsguard Knight. When Achan\'s owner learns of his training, he forces Achan to spar with the Crown Prince-more of a death sentence than an honor. Meanwhile, strange voices in Achan\'s head cause him to fear he\'s going mad. While escorting the prince to a council presentation, their convoy is attacked. Achan is wounded and arrested, but escapes from prison-only to discover a secret about himself he never believed possible.