By: Smith, Sherwood
Call #: Science Fiction Smith.S
First in a series, this fast-paced and exciting book introduces a complex world filled with strong, unique characters. The plot itself is fairly simple: a young noble boy is sent to the martial academy, where he makes friends with the despised younger brother of the King’s heir – and then things spiral out of control. There’s something for everyone – linguistics, tactics, personalities, cultures. It also prompted interesting thoughts about how obsessive love – for a country, or a person, or a philosophy – can lead to acts that harm the beloved, even with the best of intentions. Highly recommended!