The Exiled Queen by Chinda Williams Chima
Publication date: September 24th, 2010
Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
Everything changes when Han and Raisa’s paths cross, in this epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.
Soo... I've read The Demon King waaaaaaay back and I've been practically pining for its sequel ever since. I know, it's my own fault. But to be honest.. 2014 wasn't really a good reading year for me. So I never actually bought the book.. BUT I will make up for it in 2015 and high up my list is the rest of the Seven Realms series. Gods, Chima knows how to tell a story. I NEEEED this book so I can ship the ship and freak out over Han and Raisa. And epic fantasy. Because of reasons, obviously.