A young knight, surgically augmented by the secretive Council of Magi, discovers a highly placed conspiracy aimed at the heart of the Empire of Terona. Foresworn and forced to choose between his oath and his duty, he flees the capital with the king's infant daughter, the last surviving member of the dynasty. Called a traitor, and with the might of the Empire pursuing him, he must seek friends who can help him to stave the rising darkness at the heart of his home.
Against the machinations of the High Houses, the metal-dark magic of the Council of Magi, and against the Empire's enemies, he must keep hope alive.
This is the first in a series.
This book has cost me a couple of the things I hold most dearly - sleep and time with my Xbox. But it's been worth it. The characters are distinct, with their own 'voice' and view. The story is engrossing and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.
It could have been so much better if it had expanded and detailed the events in the book.
Royal in disguise
Book is captivating unable to lay down.