The Prince in Waiting Author:John Christopher https://www.amazon.com/prince-waiting-JOHN-CHRISTOPHER/dp/B000O8ZC0Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498969149&sr=8-1&keywords=prince+in+waiting+collier — From the back cover: — "He was destined to become 'The Prince of Princes'. — Winchester is no different from the other cities of its time. Fierce warriors fight battles every spring and exact tribute fr... more »om those they conquer. Dwarfs are the craftsmen, fashioning the swords and shields. Grotesquely formed mutants are the servant class. Seers guide thepeople by interpreting the wishes and predictions of the Spirits. And the Prince is ruler of the city.
13 year old Luke has no reason to suspect that his role in the history of his city will change. The laws of royal inheritance have been the same for centuries...."« less