Sixteen year old Alex Varenhoff's life is pretty good - new school, time to ride his horse Drummer. But it takes what for him is a horrible turn when he finds out that his father, an exile member of the Rovenian royal family (Rovenia is an former USSR type country that had been run for decades by the Communists), has been restored to his throne. Alex is told he is moving to Rovenia to take his place as Prince. He's not thrilled. In a typical teenage boy way, he sees everything only in the ways his life is effected by it. He fights with his parents, gets involved with the wrong kind of girl, and antagonizes the people who want to help him because he's irritated with his new, more responsible role. If this weren't enough, returning to a country in transition can be dangerous.
I wish there was a sequel out for this book. It feel like the end did not finish off the story well enough. The major plot twist was actually really unexpected and I will avoid a spoiler there by saying nothing else. A fun and fast read by Melissa Wyatt.