3.5 starsI was a bit wary to start this book. The synopsis didn't really catch my interest and even after finishing it, I'm still confused as to some of the names of the Kings and countries. The main characters were decent, some of them were a little flat. I found the secondary characters to be the strongest and most interesting. I like the sometimes spunk that Cleo has, but to me, she comes across as petulant for the majority of the book. I'm eager to see how she grows in the next book after that ending...The plot was fast moving, but I did skim some pages out of boredom with the characters. I will read the sequel.