Enter the Blade Kingdoms…
Isolated lands where grand armies fight bloodless battles in the ultimate “princely game,” while art and science flourish under royal patronage.
But war cares little for the troubles of the aristocracy. As a terrible new weapon abliterates the age of courtly battle, an intelligent but blain princess and her companions- an addled young inventor and a kleptomaniac firebird find themselves forced into a battle for survival in a suddenly very deadly world.
Nobles Book 5: Forgotten Realms The Council of Blades by Paul Kidd