Author: Cat Patrick
For more than 300 years, a secret monarchy has survived and thrived within the borders of the US, hiding in plain sight as the state known as Wyoming. But when the king is shot and his seventeen-year-old son, Haakon McHale, is told he will take the throne, becoming the eleventh ruler of the Kingdom of Eurus, the community that’s survived for centuries is pushed to the limit. Told through four perspectives, Court transplants us to a world that looks like ours, but isn’t. Gwendolyn Rose, daughter of the Duke of Coal, is grudgingly betrothed to Haakon — and just wants a way out. Alexander Oxendine, son of the Duke of Wind and Haakon’s lifelong best friend, already grapples with internal struggles when he’s assigned to guard Haakon after the king dies. And commoner Mary Doyle finds whispers in the woods that may solve — or destroy — everything, depending on your bloodline.
Money. Love. Power. Community. What’s your motivation?
This was the first book I’ve read of Cat Patrick’s and I wasn’t disappointed. The characters were well-developed and well-defined. The storyline had me from page one. I loved how the author intertwined modern day with fantasy in such a way that you were left wondering if maybe that “realm” may actually exist. The use of an old secret monarchy was a nice touch and made the story even more mysterious. The imagery that Cat Patrick wrote was in such detail that I found myself visualizing those scenes as if I was there.
This is a definite must read.