The Pride Premier
A kingdom of heaven built by slaves... Across the great jungles, deserts, and grasslands of Africa there lives one supreme pride - “The Pride Premier”. The Pride Premier is made up of god-like cats with extraordinary abilities and powers and rules over a massive empire. This empire is built upon the backs of slaves, lions from smaller prides that the Pride Premier has taken over by murdering their Kings, Queens, sons, and daughters. Collectively, these enslaved lions make up the slave pride. These slave lions are forced to hunt for the Pride Premier, serve as their troops in battle, groom them, entertain them, and build them shelters. The mysterious Emperor Exalted leads the Pride Premier from his jungle home on the mountain paradise, Rukor, and commands his people from a great cave.
Slaves that show even the slightest hint of developing powers are immediately disposed of.
But now, drought chokes the land and the slave pride has never known such suffering. The Emperor Exalted has not left his great cave, slaves are disappearing, rebellions have occurred, and in the heat of the sun, the flame of revolt is spreading. Lions from the Pride Premier have been murdered, put on display for the enslaved to see as they search desperately for the little food available to them. Prince Roque, son of the Emperor Exalted, and one of the heirs to the Pride Premier's throne, seems to be the only one who hears the cries of the slave pride and feels his soul torn as he listens to their pleas for freedom, vengeance, and a better tomorrow. Insurgency is brewing, but civil war is on the horizon. Is Prince Roque alone in his torment? Has a rebel group developed? Will the Pride Premier endure?