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The Bastard King  
Bastardking
Author Harry Turtledove (as Dan Chernenko)
Cover artist Steve Stone
Language English
Series The Scepter of Mercy
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher Baen
Publication date 2003
Followed by The Chernagor Pirates
The Bastard King (Baen, 2003) is the first book of The Scepter of Mercy trilogy, written by Harry Turtledove and published under the penname Dan Chernenko. It was reprinted by OpenRoad Media in e-book format in 2015 under Turtledove's name.