When Serjian Kerish showed up on her doorstep with the heir to the Crown of Tremontane in tow, Willow North thought her involvement would begin and end with getting him out of the capital and away from his murderous uncle. But bringing the boy-king Felix to the safety of Eskandel was only the beginning of the journey.
Now, as the King's guardian, she must navigate the murky waters of Eskandelic politics, trying to build support that will allow him to take back his kingdom. Amid the challenges of assassination attempts, cultural misunderstandings, and her growing attraction to her former fiancé Kerish, Willow must discover who she really is: a sneak thief, or the guardian of the Crown.
About the Author
Melissa McShane is the author of the novels of Tremontane, beginning with SERVANT OF THE CROWN, the Extraordinaries series beginning with BURNING BRIGHT, and the Convergence trilogy, as well as the standalone titles EMISSARY, THE SMOKE-SCENTED GIRL, and THE GOD-TOUCHED MAN. She lives in Utah with her husband, four children, one niece, and three very needy cats. She wrote reviews and critical essays for many years before turning to fiction, which is much more fun than anyone ought to be allowed to have.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book picks up right where Pretender to the Crown left off. Willow is in Eskandel, fighting to gain support for Felix. The culture of Eskandel is so interesting! There are so many nuances to their politics. Sometimes Willow did a great job handling things, sometimes she made major blunders. I felt for her as she tried to navigate a completely new system. But it’s not all politics. There is plenty of action as Willow and Kerish try to protect Felix. All of it kept me turning pages and wondering how things were going to work out. I love these characters, and I love this story. I can’t wait for book three!! I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.