Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna has her own battle to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father’s family. Raisa aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her—plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.
At first glance when I picked up this book I thought I had a little novel to occupy some of my time. To my pleasure I found a great fantasy series with memorable characters, interesting towns and of course wizards, princesses and adventure, all of which can make up a grand adventure.
The characters in this book are easily identifiable and luckily easy to pronounce (there’s nothing I hate more than having a character whose name I can’t say and then have to make up a name for them). Being the first book in the series, there is a lot of time spent building up characters and settings.
There is ample opportunity for this story to have a boatload of adventure, politics, magic and treachery. It has a great antagonist, whom you love to hate, a few good protagonists you are routing for and even a few secondary characters who may or may not play a part later on down the line.
If you like anything by Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan or George RR Martin, you will be interested in this type of book!