“I have no choice. When I am stronger, I will come back to Eden and fight against all who would bring it down – whether it be Adderton, the Council, or someone yet to be uncovered.”
Synopsis: Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother, next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
Review: Buddy read with @thebooknookae. I loved buddy reading with thebooknookae, it was great to have someone to share my thoughts with. I did like the book but it started off slow but eventually it became better. Because it started off slow, I really considered giving up but I’m glad I didn’t. I really liked the relationship between the twins but I felt that “the secret” Andreus had was never made clear, I guess that’ll be answered in book 2 but at times, I really thought the secret was Andreus having asthma 😂😂😂. However, I do like how it turned out & would read book 2. Looking forward to buddy reading with more friends!