by Thomas Krug
Verdict: Not for me. I didn't finish it.
Marcus is the crown prince. On his mother's deathbed, he learns that there are dark plots afoot around him, and he should tread lightly and trust no one.
Since I didn't finish the book, what I've written above is the synopsis as I understood it from how far I read.
The story's synopsis was what made me sign up for this giveaway: the promise of a war-torn kingdom and a prince's struggles to overcome it. Unfortunately the book took a turn for the lewd and I did not want to continue reading it. I found Vernon a very distasteful character, and I stopped reading the book when he points to his groin and mentions how he missed having a "hard-on" when he was away at the Novitiate. Page 25/300, according to my e-reader.
It's disappointing that I'd drop it so soon, but I'd rather place my attention elsewhere.
Also, f-bombs are dropped far too often. Fantasy fictions allows for great variety in curse words and it's disappoining to me how fantasy authors seem to ends up using one or two common--and modern--curses.
A copy of this book was provided in exchange for a review.