Thief, Acolyte, Consort
Cover art THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING! by R-Tan (https://www.deviantart.com/r-tan)

Catt Zago used to be a thief– now she is trying to make a fresh start in a new city. She didn’t plan on stealing a King… but she didn’t plan on falling in love either.

A new city and a fresh start was what former thief Catt Zago was looking for, but what she found instead was Great Bakak, a city-state ruled ancient tradition and full of everyday magic. A place full of many gods and many people. A place where the King rules supreme, but the royal executioners seem to be calling the shots.

What Catt didn't expect was to meet a fascinating woman, a professor of magic at the local wizard university, doomed by a strange bit of luck to become the next King.

Catt wasn't planning on committing any crimes, this was supposed to be a safe place to start over, but now, could she really be contemplating stealing a King?

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About Me

James Robert Paige


Proud father of smart pumpkins, husband of a wonderful woman who writes even better books than I do, born and raised in California, now living and writing in Ontario Canada.

Other Work


I like making games! I am one of the co-maintainers of the OHRRPGCE open source game making engine

You can download some of my games at slimesalad

Some of them are also available on Android devices

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A collection of my older short stories from 1998 to 2008 are available here, free to read online, or in a paperback collection.

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This is Bob the Hamster. Maybe he wrote this book, and "James Robert Paige" is just a nom de plume, who knows for sure?