Fun and enjoyable!
In this book the five remain at the Citadel in training for the trials while Lera learns how to use magic. She struggles with it since she is the only mortal at the Citadel as well as the only one who doesn’t have her own magic but has to “borrow” it from her guys.
“What, pray tell, do you want me to do?”
“Hug her,” Coal demands, gesturing toward me brusquely.
“What?” Tye and I say together.
“That’s what you do with females after coupling with them. I don’t. So I’m delegating.”
“One, you can’t delegate hugging, Coal,” I tell him. “And two, what makes you think I even want that from you?”
“I hurt you.” His jaw is tight, his fist seeming ready to strike a wall.
“Yes.” I straighten my shirt. “It was good for me too. Thank you for asking.”
There also is the issue of the Citadel elders who have an agenda for River, the leader of her quint, who is also a prince of one of the three kingdoms. The story is compelling and I find myself wanting to find out how it ends.