By Lynn Flewelling
A trick of magic, a twist of fate.As the orphaned nephew of the king, relied on spouse to his cousin, and moment inheritor to the throne of Skala, Prince Tobin’s destiny is obvious. yet no longer as transparent because the spring during which a hill witch indicates him his precise face--and his mystery destiny....Now Tobin consists of a burden he can't percentage with even his closest good friend, Ki, his squire. he's to rule--not as he's yet as he used to be born: a lady. Given the form of a boy via darkish magic, Tobin is the final desire of the folks of Illior--those who desperately search a go back to the outdated methods, whilst Skala was once governed by means of a line of warrior queens. They nonetheless think that just a girl can raise the conflict, famine, and pestilence that experience run rampant throughout the land because the king usurped his part sister’s throne. it truly is those outlaw wizards and witches who safeguard Tobin--and it really is for them that Tobin needs to settle for his fate.With the unsuspecting but fiercely dependable Ki at his part, Tobin needs to flip traitor opposed to the one blood ties he has left. He needs to elevate the mask of Skala’s rulers to teach their real colors--before he can display the facility of the girl inside himself.