This is the second story in the series. I have mixed feelings about this one. We follow Tatiana in her castle life and her personal one. Many times while reading I got the impression that much time had passed by then later in the book its only been six months since all that happened in book 1. Then her reign is always subject to scrutiny and she has family and personal struggles..not counting the major baddie. Just so tiring. I cant imagine being her. So much always going on.
Tatiana is becoming stronger and learning more about her abilities. She faces many issues that most adult people would struggle with. We do get a few more characters that add a bit to the story.
I was surprised and pleased with the story more than once. The world building is very well done too.