Theodosia, or as she is forced to be called Thora, is the Artemisian princess whose throne was cruelly stolen. The Kalovaxians have taken over her country, murdered her mother, and punish her for any perceived misbehavior by her people. When she is forced to kill her own father, Theodosia realizes she cannot continue on in this manner. She will no longer calmly accept that this is her life. The rebels help her to escape, she makes friends and allies along the way.
Political intrigue, colonization, magic,and a strong female protagonist make this a compelling read. Fans of Sabaa Tahir and Victoria Aveyard will devour this in hours.