The third book in the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms. Sasha is the seventh son of king in a small, peaceful kingdom. To protect his child, the king learned of the Tradition and molded the Tradition around Sasha to allow him to become The Fool but one that brings luck and protects the kingdom. Ekaterina is the seventh daughter of the Sea King and has been trained as her father's observer on dry land. Once they meet the attraction is instantaneous but nothing in the Five Hundred Kingdoms could be that simple, especially with The Tradition always around.
Ekaterina is sent by her father to investigate some disappearances that have come to his attention but her only chance to investigate requires her being kidnapped as well. Now she must try to find a way to stop the djinn who has her and several other girls. Sasha knows only that she went off by her father's command and will stop at nothing to find her. With this be a Traditional path with a happy ending or not?
Another fabulous tale. I am really enjoying this series and all the twists and turns and how the characters are learning how to work within the Tradition to make happier endings. Absolute fluff but well-written and completely enjoyable after a long day.
Page count: 395p/36,188p ytd