The prince has been revealed but the action and adventure have only just begun and this second in the trilogy holds as many twists and turns and surprises as the first. Jaron holds on to his undeniable self-reliance and faces unfathomable challenges to himself and his country.
As the celebration of Jaron's recognition as King of Carthya winds down, some ugly truths begin to reveal themselves. An assassin tries to kill Jaron in his own garden and the regents have decided to vote in a steward to rule in Jaron's place. Everything he holds dear is crumbling away and his life is in danger. What hope does he have? Where can he turn to find someone to fight on behalf of his country?
The action is non-stop, the twists are delightfully unanticipated and the relationships Jaron is building pull at your heart and offer a hero who prizes his integrity despite his prowess as a thief.
331 pages 978-0545284158 Ages 10 and up
Highly recommended: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com