Bryn: A villain you love to hate but isn't what you expected.
Faris: A female protagonist who knows you must live to fight another day and that some battles must be lost. She has lost many. Many battles, Many people, and many parts of herself.
North: A boy who is more-so much more- but pretending to be less. Less than he is. Less than he could be.
There is set up for a potential love triangle in book 2, but I desperately hope it is written well and not an annoying bunch of miscommunications and cold shoulders based on untruths, assumptions, or the suddenly whimsical nature of the protagonists.
Magic, reluctant romance, ursurping kingdoms, and curses...all done in the softest writing possible. It is a tale of desperation that burns within Bryn- for power, North- for peace, and Faris- for her only remaining family.
You will be desperate for book 2 in this series. I know I am.