Perhaps aimed at the young adult market, this novel takes the War of the Roses and transposes it into a fantasy version with an interesting plot involving an 8-year old boy called Owen and the manipulations by those at court to gain favour and bring justice. Characters are developed well and the plot moves along at a good steady pace, making the whole experience worthwhile. A quick complaint: why do all fantasy novels (nearly all) have to include a bully to pick on young main characters? (See Harry Potter et al.) The book is fairly original and I recommend it to lovers of fantasy novels.