Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.
Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.
But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.
Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 3 months
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This is my new favorite series! It is a lovely book full of surprises!
My favorite character is Bree because she is brave. She sacrifices everything she has to help others. She is also powerful, but isn't a bragging or greedy person.
My favorite part is when Bree realizes she has power because it is such a momentous occasion!
I love that the author focuses on a kingdom with so much wickedness, betrayal and adventure. Everything about this book is great!
I recommend this book to anyone who likes great stories, action and some romance. This is a tale of a great kingdom you won't soon forget!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.