Princess Kelsea on her 19th birthday is brought to her kingdom to begin her rule. She’s been in hiding since the age of 3 for her own safety. She was raised by two strict and loving caregivers whose only job was to train her for Queendom. We see Kelsea grow as the novel progresses and she’s suddenly faced with many important decisions – none of which she feels prepared to make. However the beautiful sapphire necklace around her neck seems to be a guide on which she can rely.
Her queen’s guard are a loyal and (mostly) lovable bunch. We get a taste of a love interest but I hope there’s much more in book two since I missed this element in a historical fantasy.
I enjoyed this book as a first in the series. It leaves many questions unanswered which is a bit frustrating but I can appreciate the set-up nature of this first book. One other item that bothered me – although this book takes place in an alternate history setting , I was still surprised to see some pop-culture references. In some way, this tiny detail stole a bit of the book’s legitimacy in my eyes. Find it in our catalog here.