My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love this series so much! Every book is wonderful!
In this book, Miri is asked to be a tutor at a Princess Academy for some distant cousins of the royal family. But Miri is not expecting to be teaching Poise, Elocution, and Etiquette in a backwoods swamp filled with reed huts, snakes, and alligators. As always, Miri is ready for a challenge, but when war threatens the peaceful country of Asland, the people are looking to Miri to solve their problems and bring peace. The political situation begins to unravel, and only Miri and her new Princess Academy students can expose the lies and deception that are plunging the country into a bloody war.
I adore Miri! All the time, every book, every page, she is golden. She’s spunky, decisive, curious, and compassionate, but she also makes mistakes, feels weak and scared, and struggles with her unique situation. She’s a real person to me, and I can’t give higher praise than that.
The plot is surprising, with twists and secrets all over the place. The story moves at a good pace. The characters are diverse, complex, and adorable. I love love love the world-building! Especially the unfolding mysteries of linder stone and it’s special properties.
I’m so sad that there won’t be more books in this series, but it is a very satisfying ending.