Another wonderful novella telling the backstory of Hector in the Fire and Thorns world. Hector is a page for King Alejandro and wants to be a Kings Guard. Alejandro pulls him out of the trials to undertake a mission for him. Hector and two others, Lucio and Fernando, must find the Queen’s cousin and bring her back. Of course things don’t go quite as planned, but it does highlight Hector’s leadership abilities even at the age of 15. It is great to learn more about this pivotal character in this fantastic world Rae Carson has created.