Oh the intrigue! When I read about this book, I wasn't sure if I'd really enjoy this. I tend to lean more towards urban fantasy, instead of novels that have that historical feel to them. But this, this was gripping. I had such a hard time putting this down. With a good book, sleep is overrated!
Loved, loved, loved the story. I actually didn't see the triangle thing coming (for those of you who have read it), and when I figured it out, the intrigue doubled. I did think it started off slow, with the return to her roots, even if she didn't remember. But I thought it was important. Sinda had to relearn to station. She was no longer a princess, but a poor peasant who had to learn to contribute in order to support herself. Not only did it help Sinda, but I think it helped the reader to truly understand what had just happened to her.
Sinda is a great character. She's a lot stronger than I would have been. She didn't have to do what she did, but because it was the right thing, she was willing to sacrifice herself in order to save the country. Loved her, and Kiernan. This is a great YA read, if you haven't, give it a try!