Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 stars
To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.
Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince’s first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.
When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.
But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.
This was yet another book that surprised me. I ended up really liking this book. I enjoyed that it was a dystopian story where the “King” chose a time period to imitate and he chose the time period you see in the cover. What is interesting about this story is they actually LIVE like this no guns nothing and you don’t realize that it’s an advanced world until you realize that there are big screens and cameras and transmitting and all that. It was so interesting!I loved the fact that Zara has no desire to marry the Prince and during the whole time you can’t decide if the Prince is a good guy or a not so good guy. Zara is strong yet so unsure of her life and situation. I loved that she tries to fight for what’s right-freedom from tyranny. I loved that she wasn’t a simpering maiden and yet still needed to be rescued at times.
Prince Sebastian is the tormented character. From the beginning but you aren’t sure of him as being a villain. Not that I was ‘Team Sebastian’ or anything, but you get to see goodness in him that Zara seemed to see in the beginning. You feel sorry for him whenever she rejected him at times. Sabastian is not the most honorable guy there were times when he hurt Zara and did things that would make you dislike him and yet you could see that he was trying and that he wanted to win Zara’s heart and you feel for him as a character.
There were twists and turns that you don’t see coming and some things that just make your heart ache for certain characters.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I can’t wait for the 2nd book and look forward to it!
Violence: moderate (brief torture scenes, battle scenes)
Sexual Content: moderate
Drugs/Alcohol: mild (some drunkedness)
Language: moderate (PG)