This book is about a girl (called Nicola) who is part of her uncle's troup, and they get asked (well, more like ordered) to entertain at the royal palace. No, it's not a cheesy fairy-tale. I won't tell you anymore or else I'll spoil it, but I will tell you that it's a good book. It features Mary Queen of Scotts and that whole hoop-la of people. It's got some violence in it, but I'm extremely sensitive so I just skipped it. I actually haven't finished it, so if it ends horribly, I'll go back and change this review. Anyway, I recommend it.