Han Alister, once thief - now wizard, is looking for his missing friend Rebecca Morley.When he finds her in the mountains near death he practices some wizardry that nearly kills him but saves her. He discovers that she is not a tutor who worked for the Bayars but the princess heir to the Fells. Many people want her killed and he begins a plan to protect her and elevate him in status so he can court her as an equal.
The action and adventure is less interesting in this book than the first two in the series. There are a few interesting plot twists but not many. I thought the pacing slow and parts boring. It reads more like a romance novel with Han and the princess heir doing a lot of thinking about their lost love or lovers and how to move on... blah, blah, blah. It sets up for the next book with not much of an ending. There is violence and smooching.
If you like this type of story about kingdoms, try reading, The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner.
Reading Level: YA
:-) :-) :-) 3 out of 5 Smileys