Published 2014, 486pp, Henry Holt
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia and her handmaiden Pauline run away. Forced into an arranged marriage with the Prince of Dalbreck intended to bridge the divide between the two Kingdoms, Lia wants to start a new life. A life where no one knows she is a Princess, a life where people can love her for her, not purely because she is the First Daughter of Morrighan. As a First Daughter, Lia is expected to have the sight, and it is abundantly clear she doesn’t, that is until she reaches Terravin, where life as a tavern maid shows her she is far more capable than she had thought.