Long ago great power was given to three families. They were supposed to use those powers to protect the people. As people tend to do, they lost sight of that and began to feud for power. An emporer should help rule and keep the peace, but this one seems intent on fueling the fire. And what is outside the walls may be more of a problem then anyone realized. Now the teens of the feuding families must decide the fates of themselves, and possibly everyone else.
This was an interesting book. From the first line you are jumped into the action and it rarely slows down from there. I was highly impressed to learn a teen wrote this book. The characters had depth and purpose and the plot moved along well and kept the reader interested.
4 out of 5 stars.