This is the first book in what is, at current, a duology, with the sequel being Arianna's Destiny. The idea for this book came to me in a dream, and I instantly knew Arianna, who is, without a doubt, some of the best and worst parts of me. Through her, I have learned to find strength when I thought I had already depleted my supply. She is beautiful and strong, and her loyalty is as strong as the sword she carries.
The prince was a bit more difficult to get to know. Through the course of the book, he changed his name about 4 times, and was difficult for me to like, if truth be told. Arianna's job was to protect Nicholas, and that included protecting him from his author.