Sixteen-year-old Cleo has grown up in luxury, the royal heiress to a prosperous kingdom. But beneath her nation’s seemingly peaceful surface lies dangerous unrest. Whispers of war are growing ever louder—intensified by a murderous incident for which Cleo’s betrothed, Aron, is accused.
Amidst the ongoing intrigue, Cleo has a more desperate mission. She defies her father’s orders and sets off on a secret and perilous journey into a neighboring country, seeking a magic long thought to be mythical. If it’s real, it could be the cure that heals her ailing sister. If it’s only legend, Cleo will be stranded in a kingdom that has just declared war on her own.
First, how awesome is this cover? It kind of reminds me of Assassins Creed except I am pretty sure that is a lady under that hood and I am slightly jealous because I want one. I love books about palace intrigue and defiant missions and this one has both AND magic! Throw in the fact that this book is compared to works by George R.R. Martin and I am completely hooked.