It’s seven years after the end of the Demon War. Rupert and Julia are becoming legends, their story one for performers to tell.
Performers like Jordan, who was in debtors prison a year ago and is now to be cast in the role of a lifetime. Magicked to look like Prince Viktor, the middle child of the recently deceased -- and likely poisoned -- King Malcolm, his stage the halls of Castle Midnight, Jordan will be playing at politics instead of theater. While Jordan is in the middle of a struggle for succession with Viktor’s two brothers, all three are pawns in a much bigger war. The forces of Real and Unreal see an opening in the battle for Malcolm’s throne, and the very corridors of Castle Midnight become a constantly changing landscape for a new battle that could again tear the Forest Kingdom asunder.
This is the second Forest Kingdom novel from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, and a worthy successor to his long-popular Blue Moon Rising.