Cladi, a sixteen year old orphan, and handmaiden to a cruel royal family, is looking for a chance at freedom, and thinks she's found it when she helps a hansome and mysterious prisoner escape, but uncovers a conspiracy plot in the process, and must act quickly to avert it. Reprint.
- Paperback | 223 pages
- 132.08 x 198.12 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
- 01 Oct 2001
- Puffin Books
- New York, NY, United States
About Tanith Lee
Tanith Lee is one of the leading fantasy authors working today. She has written over 50 novels and short story collections, among them the bestselling Flat Earth Series. She has won the World Fantasy Award numerous times as well as the August Derleth Award.
Our customer reviews
I enjoyed this story, but I would often find myself frustrated with Claidi. The book was a fast and easy read. The writing style was entertaining - I enjoyed the casual and journalistic style of the narrator and her humorous comments on what was happening all around her. The writing style was a little choppy feeling and sometimes it was difficult to understand what was going on because Claidi herself didn't know what was happening. I found Claidi to be a little too naive. I know she was in the House her entire life, but still, you would think she would ask at least a few questions. There is just enough of an element of romance and mystery to keep the reader hanging on to find out what happens. This is the first in a series and I am not sure if I will go on to read the second one. I might just leave things here.show moreby Scoot