Glenndon is just a lonely farmboy living with his family... But also being trained by his "Da" as a master magician. Glenndon also is reaping the effects of a childhood disease that stole from him the ability to speak. Therefore he relies on "thought speak" for all his conversation. However things take a drastic turn when he is summoned by the King .... As his hopeful heir! Confused and now more alone then ever, he trains to be in the court and to be a prince. But he has been placed in difficult times that involve tracing a spy, and a traitor in the kingdom, who is much closer than anyone realizes.
This was a really intriguing book and reeled me in and wouldn't let me leave until I had read the entire thing. At times it jumps around, leading to confusing passages but for the most part it was pretty easy to follow. I would reccomend to older readers, solely because younger kids may not be interested.