Date Published: December 11, 2012
Published By: Razorbill
Edition Read: ebook
Dates Read: 12/16/17-12/19/17
Goodreads Synopsis: In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….
My Thoughts: I am so mad at myself for putting off reading this book for so long! I LOVED this book so much! It has a huge cast of characters and they are all great and well developed. The different story lines are all so interesting and the way the weave together is done so well. I have a feeling that this is going to become one of my favorite series. I am already reading the second book now and it’s amazing. If I had to pick a favorite character from the group I think it would be Magnus. I like reading his chapters the best. The magic in this is pretty interesting and I can’t wait to learn more about the history of it as the series goes on. I can’t recommend you this book enough. However, make sure you ave the sequel handy because you’re going to want to pick it up right away!