Loved the book! Great fantasy, fast paced, full of mystery and suspense and danger. Spies are everywhere, keeping the King and his personal guards on high alert. People disappear, people get murdered, Allen marches into the enemy territory to prove himself. Awesomeness.
Only the awesomeness ends at around 85%. Suddenly the subject of spying is dropped and not one person is concerned about the fact that there are still enemies on the loose and they are very possibly in the close proximity to the Royal Family.
Loved the 85% of the book, but had trouble finishing the last 15% :( Hopefully, book two will pick up the investigation.