The worldwide phenomenon continues—from the boldly original author of Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit.
“Damianos of Akielos has returned.”
Damen’s identity has been revealed, and now he must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. The struggle that ensues takes them deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet.
On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilizing for war. Damen’s only hope is in an alliance with Laurent, against their usurpers. But even if the fragile trust that they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity—can it stand against the Regent’s final, deadly play for the throne?

From the Trade Paperback edition.
February 2, 2016  |  368 pages
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Grade: 5/5    (switch to letter scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
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Although this book was a bit more predictable than the first two, that didn't lessen its impact. A fantastic conclusion to this series, with a perfect blend of action, romance, and intrigue. The ending was satisfying without feeling contrived, and the character development felt earned and real. One of my favorite new series in a long time; I can't wait to read it again from start to finish.  (+3 votes)