In the kingdom of Azhurahad the people
worship the god Azhur and their just king, Damalepazhur.
The king's most trusted servant is the lord chamberlain,
Lukaru. Damal listens to the wisdom of Lukaru, who
counseled Damal's father, more than any other person alive.
After several failed assassination
attempts against the king, Lukaru and the astrologers search
and find the person born years ago on the night of the
shooting star. Ketu is found and given the title of the
king's diamond. His purpose is to somehow protect the king
with the god Azhur as his guiding force. Damal has little
faith in Kentu's abilities at first but as time passes and
another failed attempt brings unbelievable grief to the
king, perhaps the legend of the king's diamond is true after
The King's Diamond is a unique tale with love,
faith and loyalty all playing key roles. The main
characters run the emotional gamut from contemptible to
utter devotion. While The King's Diamond
devotes itself to the mystery of the killer it is the
interplay between the characters that makes this story
fascinating and enjoyable to read.