Rule by Ellen Goodlett is the first in a series (trilogy?) that begins with a king having his three illegitimate daughters located and brought to court. The king of Kolonya decides to acknowledge his three illegitimate daughters only after his son and presumptive heir dies.
The three young women are very different and quite amazed upon discovering not only their unknown father, but also that they have siblings.
Nothing especially new in this YA fantasy...except that (Spoiler) the three girls eventually form a bond, supporting each other, instead of the expected cut throat competition for the crown. This was actually the thing I liked most, the siblings uniting.
Each of the daughters carries a dark secret, and each of the secrets could carry a dreadful consequence. When the blackmail begins, who is to be trusted?
I enjoyed the first installment of this series.
Read in July; blog review scheduled for Aug. 25.
NetGalley/Little Brown Books for Young Readers.
YA Fantasy. Sept. 11, 2018. Print length: 384 pages.