There were other good books on your list, too! Pacat Goodreads Author. Am I adding something valuable to my genre? Is it just me, or does the term "Snarry" make anyone else giggle hysterically?? Oh, OK.
An Advent Calendar of Fantasy Fiction.
Would highly reccomend. Captive Prince: Hard to encapsulate the plot, but the principal character Gorgik is orphaned by war, fated to work in a mining settlement as a slave, and educated about the methods and immorality of the elite, ruling class when he is taken into an imperial court through chance circumstances. Not the kind of person who is usually allowed to exist in stories, let alone be the hero.