He took another wild guess. “That’s why King Ealdakin had hidden them from you,” he went on calmly. “He feared that one day you may be more powerful than him. I bet you’re planning to take over Magnus and other kingdoms.” If there are other kingdoms around at all, Mark thought nervously but didn’t dare to say that aloud.
John gave Mark a crooked smile, seemingly more composed.
Mark’s heart skipped a beat.
“Exactly,” answered the dark lord.