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Elske has a worldview that matches no one. She is without most of the angst and neurosis of main characters. Instead, she simply lives her life as it unfolds - without guile and remorse. And because of that she finds herself in unexpected situations.
As she wanders from her grandma she is taken in by a father and two sons as they make their way to the large northern city of Tradstad. They find her a place as a maid and she eventually becomes the maidservant for a headstrong out-of-control princess from a far away land. And her life changes again.
Elske is caught up in the politically intrigue of the Kingdom - and her unique past become very important.
I liked this book. Elske is an interesting main character. Her attitude and her presence change those around her without her even knowing. In the world of YA main characters - that is something unusual!