The sequel to The False Prince does not disappoint. It was another fun read in a long list of those this year. I already have the last book of the trilogy in my greedy reading-ready hands.
Jaron's rule is questioned by the regents who are ready to replace him with a steward until he is of age to lead his country. Carthya is being threatened by pirates. Jaron's bride-to-be is fast friends with a man Jaron despises. What's a young king to do? Go and meet the threat head on, take matters in his own hands to solve the problem before the regents can vote in the steward who is likely to do more damage than good.
51 down plus 1 to go.