The planet Darracia has a growing social unrest as the divide between the upper and lower classes are growing. We watch Prince V’sair branch out from his education and grow as an individual and as a leader. Battles with political motives, between family members, and internal struggles of the main characters made this a well-rounded tale that held my interest from beginning to end.
I read this series out of order and read the second book first. Although the second did well as a standalone, going back helped me understand who and what each character was and learn more about their personalities. Everything seemed to fall into place.
Michael Cash captured a strange world and explained it perfectly to this new reader of science fiction. I recommend this book and the series for those who enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, or if you would just like to read something different. This is a good story by a very good storyteller.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.