A princess story that drew me in and spit me out, leaving me with book hangover just a few hours after the fun began! Betrayed by a childhood enemy, the princess becomes the servant in a foreign land. Vivid and foreign setting. Real threats to the protagonist and friends. Some serious theme building about equality and justice. Ideas about courage and bravery in their purest forms. I enjoyed every second of this book. If you like Sara J. Maas or Robin LeFevers, I think you will like this.
For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had … until she’s betrayed.
Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and the court’s contempt, she has spent her life in the shadows. Forced to marry a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra embarks on a journey to meet her betrothed with little hope for a better future.
But powerful men have powerful enemies–and now, so does Alyrra. Betrayed during a magical attack, her identity is switched with another woman’s, giving Alyrra the first choice she’s ever had: to start a new life for herself or fight for a prince she’s never met. But Alyrra soon finds that Prince Kestrin is not at all what she expected. While walking away will cost Kestrin his life, returning to the court may cost Alyrra her own. As Alyrra is coming to realize, sometime the hardest choice means learning to trust herself.
Thorn has received a Badge of Approval from Awesome Indies.