Summary from Smashwords:
The Kings actions have set a war into motion, his people bound by magic to fight for his wrongs. James did not always live his life in the dark, though his life pointed him in that direction. Join Sammie and Ryder as the choose their path and what journey to take, as they learn the true history of their King.
If you need a great quick read that will leave you wonder whats next, then this is your book. It follows the lives of young adults getting ready to decide whether or not they should risk their lives for a King and a war that started before they were born. Sammie is one of these adults who has to make this decision. Her father gives her a journal wrote by her grandfather that may help her with her choice. The journal was all about the life of King Zexni and how he came to power. As Sammie reads, she gets consumed by the story of the King and his rise to fame. How he started from nothing, set out to make a name for himself, saved Princess Niomee, and discovered the magical strength he had within himself.
Not only is this a great read, but you get TWO stories in one! I loved the story within the journal and I can't wait to read more. The only issue I had with this book is that it was over too soon for me! Dang it! So I shall now wait patiently for book two to find out more about the other characters, and continue on with this new world that I have encountered.