by: Julia Golding
Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal. And he's not too pleased, either. She is used to a life of discipline, ritual, and splendor. He is used to hunting and carousing. They hate each other on sight. But both of their countries are under threat from a fearsome warlord, and the only chance of peace is to form an alliance. When Tashi and Ram are kidnapped, they fear there's no escape--from their kidnappers or from each other. Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment?
I don't remember all that much of this book, mostly because it was an enjoyable read but didn't leave that much of an impression. I remember liking the characters and the general plot. It had an interesting religious aspect to it that was intriguing. It had a cute romance and some great supporting characters who also had cute romances. There was action and conflict to keep the pace up.
I did have some issues with it, like the problems being resolved a bit too easily or not at all and character changing halfway through in a sort of unbelievable way. But overlooking all that I would say that this was a really fun and action-packed read.
I do plan on reading on another one of Julia Golding's fantasy books, because I remember liking this read despite its problems.