This is a great introduction to an adult Prudence. I was actually really happy that the book didn’t have Prudence following Alexia around, but rather gave Rue her own adventure. While I would love a book with more Alexia, Conall, and Dama intertwined with Rue, I was very pleased that this first book didn’t do that. I absolutely loved her adventure, although it took a while to get there. It was great catching up with old friends. We get to meet new characters and explore India. Mostly, we learn the apple really doesn’t fall that far from the tree, regardless of which parent you look at!