The Rooftop Game

The Rooftop Game (Cover)


— Interview
— Chess Quotes


— Chapter One
— Shortest Fight

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The Rooftop Game is the story of a Royal Bodyguard who will do anything to save his charge, the infant Princess Analisa. It’s like “Die Hard, but on the roof of a castle tower.”

From the back cover:

Failure Is Not an Option

Lydio Malik is the Royal Bodyguard for the infant Princess Analisa of Salasia. He’s sworn to die before he’ll let any harm come to her. He may just have to.

Despite his position, Malik is ridiculed for his foreign heritage, his unpopular views on protection strategies, and his obsessive attention to detail.

While the King goes to show the flag in the troubled north, his enemies launch a brazen attack against the royal family. Surrounded by enemies, with no possibility of escape, Malik finds a unique and desperate way to protect his charge.

If they want the Princess, they’re going to have to pay the price…in blood.

The Rooftop Game is the thrilling story of a bodyguard who won’t give up, set in a bold new fantasy setting known as the Thousand Kingdoms.

What the Readers Say

Five Star Rating Intense and Action-Packed
By Stephanie M

Fantastic read by David Keener. Weaving in the idea of a rooftop chess game was masterfully done. I loved the protagonist’s underdog status within the Phoenix Guard, and how he used that to his advantage to maintain his defensive position on the roof as he protected his charge with his life. His charge. His.

As a parent, my heart was in my throat for much of the story, and I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. I can’t wait to read more from Keener’s Thousand Kingdoms world.

Five Star Rating Great Action, Detailed Setting, and Combat Mages!

The author spins an amazing tale of swords and sorcery with underdog Lydio Malik fighting against insane odds. A riveting tale I couldn’t put down. There was a sample chapter for another book set in the same realm, “Bitter Days” and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I highly recommend this book.

Five Star Rating Action Adventure
By mwilsey

This is a great story of swords and sorcery. It’s got heroes, princesses, villains, castles and magic.

And it has a Royal Bodyguard who is having a really bad day.

Great stuff. I just wish it was longer. I am looking forward to more from this author.

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