I liked the idea of Sheburat being a mainly ruled country by woman. A Queen and her consort and all her daughter's. Prince's never married, more so out of not wanting to than anything, not that they couldn't.
The downfall to Sheburat was they were still a little "backwards" in their thinking... unlike Zioneven where things as same sex couples was more accepted, educating ALL classes, and leading, not ruling, their people.
So it was a bit of a surprise to Prince Marcelo when he is chosen to wed the crowned Prince of Zioneven, instead of one of his sisters. After his initial shock, Marcelo seems to take it all in stride and is more curious to what his future will hold with this new role. When he finds out that he will continue on in education until he decides where his interests lie, he becomes even more pro-Zioneven.
One thing I wish about this story is that it is longer. I'd love to know more about Prince Efren. I'd like to see more relationship building between the two. I really hope this was just to test the waters on the story, because it sounds like it would be a fantastic series. Don't get me wrong, what is written is wonderful. Addison did a great job of adding just enough info into such a short story. It's just so intriguing that I would love more. Heck, I even liked Marcello's servant, Erich!