I almost passed on this book. I am so happy that I took the chance and read it. Well, really it was an audio-book, so I listened to it. This book was full of intrigue, deceit, conspiracy, danger, and surprises. The main characters kept me on the edge of my seat with each move they made and the secrets they held.
I love how the plot unfolded and the witty snark and cleverness of Sage. He by far is one of my favorite ya characters this year. Sage is one of four orphans recruited to compete for the role of impersonating the long lost prince of Carthya. His skill at being hated and loved by those around him are hilarious and nail biting at the same time.
Mott, Roden, Tobias,Latamar, Imogene, Cregan, and Conner all play a part in the journey to the throne of Carthya, I will be reading the next books in the series.