Blood of Ancient Kings
V.J.O. Gardner, author
The crown prince of Brinley has no name and no friends his own age except Aurita, the daughter of the tyrant king his father overthrew. The prince is one of Aurita’s few friends among the villagers that hate her and her father. The prince and Aurita exchange letters until he enters the military. The prince must conceal his identity from everyone, yet he at last makes some fiends. When he delivers a message to Aurita’s father, the prince falls in love with Aurita. She doesn’t recognize him as the prince and falls in love with him knowing she is betrothed to a stranger.