Publication Date: September 24, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Goodreads Rating: 3/5 Stars
Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn’t far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden’s Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
Everything changes when Han and Raisa’s paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.
Again, majorly slow and I didn’t understand why all this extra, unnecessary side stories?! ok she MUST be building up for something big cause again I had to chug through this book!
Amon, I’m still trying to understand his role in all this and what’s the point in the melodramatic relationship that can’t happen with Raisa. If it can’t happen whats the point in putting it in there? was it an attempt of a love triangle? poorly done in my opinion.
Han. Was pretty much the only thing that kept me going and the only reason why I was able to finish this book. I like the whole magic practice and the whole who he is trying to serve and the improvement of himself. I liked him a lot and I think he is just cool!
Crow-interesting, and I read somewhere a theory that he might be the Demon King…interesting. I know he isn’t gone so he is an interesting character that I want to know more about.
Dancer-I liked him too, and feel bad for him but I wonder what his role will be in this series.
So overall it was good (in my opinion) because of Han. The rest was just fluff that I wanted to get through so I could go back to Han and his story.
Sexual Content: mild