My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It's an okay enough story - prince escapes an assassination attempt, fearsome but outcast soldier helps put him on the throne.
I like the worldbuilding - it's very colourful and complex and quite interesting.
I just didn't feel like the story itself engaged me very much, like it doesn't quite pull the reader in. The last battle was also a little anticlimactic.
Caveat: read this in several disjointed sessions while travelling so maybe I didn't have the focus to fully engage.
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This is July's stretch goal from the 2023 Booktempter's TBR reduction challenge!