The Demon King
One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna has her own battle to fight. She's just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father's family. Raia aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her-plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.
I loved this book. I love the characters of Raisa and Han and I love it that they meat but don't know it, like the readers were in on a little secret. This book was well written. The author created a different universe so well it was like the Lord of the Rings in some ways. I could perfectly picture everything that Chima described. When I first bought it I was a little worried because I didn't know if I would like it and here I am upset because I only bought the first two and have to wait to by the rest until later.
The Exiled Queen
Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden's Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn't mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery-but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
Everything changes when Han and Raisa's paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.
So even though I knew this one was the last one I had and I would just be upset because I couldn't continue the story I picked up this book anyways. I was undoubtedly upset after putting this book down. It was great. I get so into the story that I cry when they cry and am happy when something good happens for them. I love the setting, the story and everything. I cant believe Han still doesn't know that Rebecca Morley is non other than the Raisa princess heir that he blames for his mother and sister's death. If he knew that would he still blame her? It seems to me like it's a stroke of luck that he started to like her and she him. If he plans on wining over the wizard counsel and joining them at so early it would benefit him to have the princess heir to speak good of him. I'm happy that their paths have crossed more. I sense more great things happening. Although, if they get TOO much attached will history repeat itself? Will Han Alister be another Demon King and Raisa another Hanalea? Over all I think all of you should give this book series a try because it's amazing!