Welcome to the World of Alturas, the home of Name of the King, an upcoming novel by Katie Cordy! Name of the King is a political intrigue adult fantasy that focuses on the hardship of loyalty and family in a world where mythical creatures are given a voice.

In this new novel, a young chef’s life is thrown upside down when Ireen helps a stranger – a stranger who turns out to be the mysterious Black King. As cold and deadly as the wars he begins, the unicorn monarch had conquered Ireen’s kingdom mere months before, and her hatred for him is only equal to the horror she feels when her beloved mentor’s restaurant is destroyed. Desiring her magical ability to know all names, the Black King promises that he will rebuild the restaurant in exchange for a year of servitude. Unable to refuse, Ireen finds herself on the unsteady line between the Black King and her loyalty to her unforgiving homeland. However, as the months pass, Ireen discovers that she has more to lose in this war than she ever expected, and that the Black King’s secrets may put all she loves at risk.

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The World of Alturas is the setting for Name of the King, which is the first book in the planned series,  The War of the Black King.  This website is where anyone can explore the world, from the characters, to the culture, the politics, and beyond. Until Name of the King is published, this website can give a glimpse of the intricate world of Ireen. In many ways, this website is the behind-the-scenes, revealing truths behind questions that may arrive and are too complex to be answered in the series alone. Delving into the myths and legends, the forgotten histories, and the closely-kept secrets, fans can continue to discover the World of Alturas for years to come.