Kudos! It is so satisfying to find a new author(to me) who writes so well. This was a satisfying story set in a forest community surrounded by implacable enemies and defended by questionable heroes.
The author did a masterful job creating a unique environment for he story setting. The rhyme depicting the books foes sounds so simple and yet embodies complexity. Everything is not what it seems. The Queen is beauty personified and seems to be omnipotent. A disgraced champion is left to mentor an unlikely heir and both end up as defenders of the community.
This was an excellent book that held my interest, forced me to read later in the evening than I wanted to and satisfactorily wrapped up the plot.
I highly recommend.
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