Kalen has been blessed with a gift. He's a mental picklock, employed by the king to uncover the secrets held in the minds of criminals. When the king's son, Cirrus, falls into a coma, the king enlists Kalen's help to dive into the prince's mind. While in Cirrus' thoughts, Kalen discovers a heavily locked secret, one hidden even from the prince himself. Cirrus has a sister, banished at birth because of her own magical abilities, an act which sets a prophecy in motion.
With the very kingdom at stake, Kalen and Cirrus team up with Kalen's silver-haired friend, Luna, to find the princess. The travel is precarious, and they quickly learn that rescuing Reign is only the first of their problems... siphoned magick, a hidden enemy, and a reluctant princess... to name a few. A battle of wits, willpower, and magick will be fought across multiple kingdoms ― and its very outcome will determine the kingdom's fate.
Nikki Katz is a recovering rocket scientist, author, editor, and freelance writer who lives with her three children in the perfection that is San Diego. Favorite activities include chauffeuring her kids around town, reading fantasy and sci-fi, baking unhealthy desserts, watching reality TV, and scrolling social media feeds. She is the author of the young adult novel, The Midnight Dance, as well as four nonfiction books in the puzzle and game arena. The King's Questioner is her second novel.