When Damalepazhur, the king of the Land of the Seven Rivers, was just a boy he saw a comet in the night sky. A god or a hero has been born, people said, but even so Damalepazhur had idea how much this tale would change his life. Sixteen years later, in The King's Diamond Damalepazhur's beloved advisor convinces Damal that he must find the fabled king's diamond -- a child rumored to be provided by the gods to protect the king in his greatest need. Damal's diamond is Ketu, named for the comet and with eyes like rainclouds. As the boy grows to a man within the palace walls, his wisdom and calm provide a gentle guiding hand for Damal; and when an imposter tries to discredit and dethrone Damal, the king realizes his affection for his diamond has grown to something more. But it is never simple to love a king, as Ketu discovers in The King's Diamond 2: Shooting Star -- particularly one as stubborn and impulsive as Damal. The title of prince does t rest easily on Ketu's shoulders, even as he fills his days with looking after those in need in Damal's kingdom. When Damal's life hangs by a thread, Ketu must explore the full depth of his powers and what it truly means to be a gift from the gods.