This book is about Brydon, a teenager chosen by the princess to complete a near-impossible quest of borrowing the magic Gauntlet of Ven-Kerrick. If he completes the quest, he marries the princess and becomes King. If he fails, he is exiled from the kingdom. Brydon planned for attempted assassinations and dangerous lands, but he didn’t expect the Gauntlet to be missing, nor to find out that the Kerrick royal family was murdered. Along the way, he becomes friends with his would-be assassin and falls in love with a “mute” girl. Will Brydon complete his quest? Where will his loyalties lie? I would rate this book 4.5 stars because it is a good, long read filled with excitement and adventure.