Total Hours to Read: Just over 3
--Average pages per minute: 1.60
Sex/Romance: Some slight romance.
Language: Very light use of d**n. (I only noticed it in one spot.)
Violence: There is some violence, but nothing gratuitous.
Thoughts: This book is a fantastic delve into Sophos' rise to manhood. It also gets more into the political turmoil between the kingdoms of Attolia and Sounis. Most of the focus is on Sophos' character, but just know that there is some politics and war tactics involved as well.
I absolutely love Sophos. His journey was a hard one, but seeing his growth was worth it.
We see more of the Medes in this book as well. If you didn't like them in The Queen of Attolia, you will hate them now. I had a really hard time with how seethingly angry the Mede characters continued to make me. But, it is all worth it for Sophos and some of the amazing things we learn in this book.
In the end: 5 out of 5 stars. Oh to be a dust mote in the shadows.