I really enjoyed Verity’s journey throughout this series. The fae world and all the elements the authors added were unique and made the read very interesting. It helped to craft a completely creative and detailed world for the reader to lose themselves in for a few hours.
My biggest complaint is how everything happened with Prince Aziz. I could tell he would be considered more than just a supportive prince from an allying court early on in the series. I just couldn’t get behind the fact Aziz had his one night with Verity, regardless of the cause. It was too close to cheating for me... even if the authors tried to add extenuating circumstances to make it seem okay. Just because this is a story of Verity, doesn’t mean we don’t also develop bonds with other characters like Gen and to read Gen’s note about feeling like Aziz’s 2nd choice was disheartening to read after what should have been a joyous and victorious moment in the series. I guess it added some side drama and angst but the series would have progressed well without this hiccup. Either remove Aziz entirely from Verity’s guard story arc, or make his relationships with his own guard more of a professional one rather than a personal one with love involved. Or give them relationships similar to what Verity has with Moss.
Now that Verity’s story is complete for the moment, I curious to read the other series set in this same world with the other princesses.