Elabon is a series of fantasy novels written by Harry Turtledove under the pen name Eric Iverson in the 1980s. It tells the story of Gerin the Fox, a feudal baron who accepts the title only reluctantly, after his father and elder brother are killed by the barbaric Trokmoi.
When the series begins, the Trokmoi are preparing to invade the Elabonian Empire, and the Empire saves itself by closing the mountain passes to the province known as the Northlands, where Gerin's fiefdom is located. In the chaos which follows, Gerin, who is much more civilized than most Northlanders, sees the need for a developed government and society. Most of his subjects and neighbors are at most lukewarm, and often resistant, to this idea, but Gerin quickly becomes powerful among his fellow feudal lords, declaring himself a Prince and then a King as his territory expands. He is constantly being besieged by enemies both human and divine.
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