Rioting in the streets at the thought of the Crown Prince marrying beneath his station, to one of THEM! Too bad the author keeps us so disconnected from it.
We finally get an explanation as to why women are forbidden to heal outside of convent walls: a royal betrayal ending with the murder of the king whom many believed was bewitched by the queen. Go figure. Yet love blooms even as the nation teeters on the brink of rebellion
Tempani receives a dream message from her deceased mother about her magic powers and how their Goddess is growing impatient with her lack of progress and to look for a sign. In other words- she a Chosen One.