(From the publisher):
Bellogard and Chorny were locked in a perpetual war, conducted by magic - a war whose battles lasted centuries, a war conducted by the rules of chess.
Each member of the Courts of the two countries - king, queen, prince, bishop, knight and squire - had their own prescribed magical moves: and when the king was killed the whole world disappeared.
Pedino was the Bellogardian queen's squire, sent on a dangerous mission to uncover a Chornian spy. Little did he know that the woman he'd fallen in love with on his travels was a Chornian bishop's squire.
In an inspired series of moves he managed to kill the other Chornian bishop - but his country's enemies were playing an unfamiliar game, and soon his entire world was threatened with extinction...
Original title: Queenmagic, Kingmagic
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds