I requested this ebook thinking it sounded interesting, although this is not my normal genre of books. It wasn't my favorite. I had a hard time getting in to the book and staying hooked on and interested in the story and plots. Possibly this was because I didn't really know the characters (without reading the first book in the series), to give the author the benefit of the doubt.
If you enjoy kings, war, and a little romance, dive in. If you don't, choose another book.