WOW. This book was incredible!
The world building was great; I was fully immersed in this world with these amazing characters, and intriguing magic system (which was personally one of my favorite parts)!
The romance was done really well, and I was very pleased that it didn’t take over the plot, like many romances in fantasies do.
The plot takes so many turns I never could’ve predicted, and I was so interested to see what was going to happen next!
However, this book was missing something for me, and I can’t put my finger on it. Which is why I didn’t give it a full 5 stars
M.L. Greye is an incredible writer, and I can’t wait to read what she writes in the future. I will definitely be picking up the sequel!
I received a copy of this book from The Author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Emry is a Royal – a princess of Enlennd. As is tradition, she must have a knight at her side as her protector. The only way to appoint one is through The Trials. Her Challengers from the five regions of Enlennd must compete for the infamous title of Princess’s Knight. The problem, though, is that the people of Enlennd are split into two categories: Rioters and Royals. Finding the perfect knight may be the last of her worries. War is coming to Enlennd.
Declan is a Rioter. An upriser. An anarchist. He mistrusts the Jewels – the sovereign family of Enlennd. Yet, he is offering himself up as a Challenger in The Trials. The Mistress, leader of the Rioters, has a mission for him. The first step is for him to become the Princess’s Knight. He is ready for the task, until he actually meets Emry and discovers that betraying her would be much more difficult than he’d thought.