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Meliara is no more a traditional countess than her brother Branaric is a traditional count- she is wearing a horse blanket when she is summoned to her father's deathbed. He makes her and Branaric promise to uphold the Convenant and protect Tlanth from the greedy king. As a result, Tlanth rebels against the monarch.
I bought this book in a bookstore because it looked amazing, but when I first read it I was a bit disappointed- at first. When you first read it this book may seem rather cliched and overdone, but it is not. The strength of this book lies in the small details, and it is very easy to close your eyes and imagine a scene.
That being said, I believe this to be a better book for middle school than high school.