Another great fantasy world with fascinating characters told in the old fashioned way. Lovely detail, exciting events, a character I can love, and my favourite, political intrigue! I have heard about this author so many times over the years (a friend suggested her to me many years ago) and I have finally had the chance to read the first in the series. So far I am loving it! It starts with the main character at the tender age of 6 years old (or thereabouts) and follows him as he grows and begins to learn about his magical abilities. Being a Prince’s bastard, he has a hard life and must face many difficulties as he learns how to handle his powers. A truly enjoyable read!