Royal Serf is a historical and current events novel. Set in the UK and in the US during the 2012 elections, its plot-theme is: a royal’s flight and fight for independence, and an uncommon man’s struggle to uphold the Declaration of Independence.
The British Crown Prince, youngster George, vanishes in 2002. He is succeeded by Prince Hari. Concurrently, Ian Washington arrives in New York bearing a letter from his departed grandmother to Apollo Marianto. The three met in 1996 when Apollo revived a British factory. Ian becomes Apollo’s ward.
In 2012, Ian becomes the UK Prime Minister and Apollo runs for the US presidency.
PM Washington proclaims: “Individual rights are inalienable, thus, not subject to a public vote. Therefore, every law and government practice in contradiction to Individual Liberty is hereby declared nonexistent.” King William, the Commander in Chief of the British armed forces, agrees.
US Presidential candidate Marianto battles the camouflage used by statists to tyrannize: business’s Goliath image. Having a monopoly on legal coercive power, only the government can become a Goliath. Government-Goliath terrorizes Corporate America, the Royal Serf. The US is under a bipartisan dictatorship.
Apollo also proclaims, “Sixty-one years ago, Presidents Truman and Eisenhower did not defend the West’s property rights in oil. In my administration, justice will be done. I will perform the solemn mandate of the government – all nationalized US businesses, including those expropriated by foreign governments decades ago, will be reclaimed!”
Consequently, Apollo and Ian are in the crosshairs of a powerful quartet and a perfect assassin. Terror is unleashed using the Crown Prince desirous of freeing a Royal Serf of tradition, duty, and public opinion: himself. Apollo and Ian must choose: Freedom or Princes George and Hari.
Apollo adores the beau ideal dragooned to kill him. Ian loves the perfect assassin.
The first 5K words are here: http://ilynross.blogspot.com/2011/02/royal-serf-rearranged-and-with-updates.html