Reviewed by Jennifer C. (age 13)
I personally liked this book. It was full of twists and turns with barrels full of ingenious schemes and engaging battles. The way the author made such a complex story out of the simplest of plots sincerely intrigued me. My favorite part has to be when Lantur poisoned her mother. I liked how she faked fear as she sipped the non-poisoned drink just t o trick the queen into drinking out of the poisoned one. It really brought to light how badly each of them wanted the throne. The Marlfoxes were definitely my favorite characters just because of how inexplicably sly they could be. This book really made me think about how corrupt people could be about power and how that could one day be the downfall of the human race as it was the downfall of the Marlfoxes.
I would recommend this book to people who like drama, suspenseful plots, and plenty of adventure.