1. The book is about a wizard named Hanson Alister or his clan name Hunts Alone. He loves Queen Raisa but the Naeming, a rule that was forged many years ago, forbids wizards from being with the Gray Wolf Queens. Queen Raisa's queendom is under attack by her own general and the clans, the Demonai, and the wizards need to join forces to save the queendom.
2. I believe there are two main themes in this book. The first one is that things are not always as they seem. One example from the book is when Reid Nightwalker, the seemingly innocent Demonai warrior, admitted to murdering Raisa's mother, the previous queen, Marianna. He also admitted to the wizard killings in Ragmarket. He framed Hanson Alister by cutting his gang sign the "flash and staff" onto the bodies. The other theme is love can always be possible. One example of this is, Hanson Alister loves the Queen and wishes to marry her and she wants to as well, but the clans do not want them together because the Naeming forbids it. In the end they are together and married.
3. One of the strengths of this book is the mixture of legends and early times, I think it really sets the stage for the book. I find the plot exciting and sometimes the plot drags on. One example of it dragging on is when Queen Raisa and her queendom is under siege by Gerard Montagine and her own general, Klemath. One point in the story where it was exiting was when wizards, clans, and Demonai made an alliance to eliminate the problem of Klemath and Montaigne and save the queendom. One thing I think this book needs is a little more of physical fighting whether it is wizardry or outright fighting.
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