Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Hob grew up poor in the frozen countryside, but he is quickly recruited by a covert group that wants to undermine the Faeregines and give more political power to the people. They tell him his father was a member of the group and that his death was in service to the cause.
His assignment is to go undercover as a servant in the palace and spy on the strange young Hazel, but nothing goes as planned. Hob expects to feel nothing but contempt for the pampered princess, but instead, he finds himself sympathetic to her. And Hazel, who has never had many friends her own age, quickly befriends her servant.
But there are plots and machinations going on behind the scenes that neither of them knows about yet, and they will play a larger role in the drama than they could ever imagine.
Henry Neff has written an engrossing fantasy for those who like to well-plotted and complex stories. Readers will love immersing themselves in Impyrium. Kids will already be primed for this companion series to the Tapestry series. Highly recommended!