But a great evil walks the halls of the castle, and Emory stumbles on a heinous plot to not only kill the prince but a possible plan to overthrow the Kingdom. A wicked scheme that includes the use of magic. Of course, being a lowly servant, no one believes Emory when he tries to raise the alarm, including the prince, who has been commanded to choose a bride now, or one will be chosen for him. Even as Emory’s heart breaks for his prince, he has to find a way to save him. But how, when no one, not even the king, the prince’s own father, can be trusted?
Review: Familiar with the author, I was excited to take this one on. I haven't read from this series in particular but the premise was very interesting. The connection between Emory and Riffyn is established early through the rescue from thieves, and an infatuation begins for Emory. His loyalty is admirable and he's brave in his own way. He's also naive and it's cute, although a tad bit infuriating. Riffyn seems a bit idealistic, everything one would wish for in a future king. He's noble and honorable, which isn't a bad thing.
The introduction of magic was a welcome one. The story is well written and demanded that I finish it the day that I started it. I could probably have done without part of the ending. I'm glad they had a happily ever after but without spoiling the ending, let's just say I could have done with the simple marriage and living on. Doesn't make the story any less riveting though.
Rating: 4 Stars