An intoxicating debut fantasy about a girl who's forced to sense other people's feelings to guard the emperor against assassins. Can she protect the empire and her heart?
In Riaznin, it's considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya to serve as the emperor's personal protector—constantly using her gift to scan for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.
After the queen's murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya's power is reckless and unwieldy. She's often carried away by the intense passion of others. And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.
Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, this sweeping new fantasy trilogy captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl's quest for redemption.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 2 months
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This book is extremely good!
My favorite character is Anton because even though his brother was horrible to him, he didn't want to hurt him.
My favorite part is when Valko abdicates because it is such a joyful occasion!! Everyone is happy because their lives are full of a better promise.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes conspiring courts, family drama and romance.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.
**This book's publishing date is March 1, 2016.