Six years ago, in the aftermath of the House War that nearly tore Shallot apart, Akin Rubén and Caitlyn Aguirre were betrothed in a bid to keep their rival families from returning to war.
Now, with both of them on the brink of maturity, that marriage is starting to loom. The moment of choice, when they must decide to go through with the wedding or risk their families resuming their rivalry, is fast approaching.
And yet, all is not well in House Rubén. Akin, the presumed Heir Primus, has many enemies; relatives who will do anything rather than see him succeed his father and link their families to their former rivals. Powerful factions are gathering, ready to oppose the match by any means necessary. Secrets from the past are being dug up and turned into weapons, just waiting to be launched. In desperation, Lord Rubén - Akin’s father - forces his son to enter the Challenge; a contest that will either prove his right to inherit or utterly destroy him.
But the Challenge is not quite what it seems....
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Not as good
I have grown to really love this author’s books. This series is pretty good, not as good as schooled in magic but still his writing is solid. This story however was really boring to me. The character has very little personality, I feel like it’s basically Harry Potter preparing for his first quidditch match but without a more important plot play out out beside it. The plot is kinda lost because the characters are so forgettable. I will continue on with the series because I have faith in Christopher G Nuttall but yeah this book is not representative of the author’s ability.
While this is a side story it's a good one
While this is a side story it's a good one that sets us up for what is to happen in the next story in the series Showing us the strength and weaknesses of the governing systems and setting things up so we understand just how serious things are getting for the poor and downtrodden as well as the effects on those who are allowed to stand near the seats of power but have no power themselves and making us know that there will be a reckoning and showing us potential players in that situation