But all that good will was completely destroyed by the author's inexplicable decision to involve BOTH of her main characters in relationships of dubious consent in this book. It was bad enough that Rani ends up sexually involved with a clingy and controlling man whom she had previously rejected again and again after he basically has her take some hallucinogens. But Klasky topped even that grossness by having King Hal not only flatly drugged and raped, but then made to believe that he was the attacker and thus manipulated into marrying one of the most despicable and irritating characters I've ever experienced in fiction.
I literally threw this book across the room when I finished it.
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