this story has been sitting at the edge of my memory for a bit and i have given up on it coming to the surface.
MC arrives at academy/training and his bunk mates are less than friendly. the main one, who is courting favor from the kings second wife, gets into a fight and gets his ass kicked.
the kings daughter is of age and is expected to chose a husband soon but hates the available choices including her step mothers favorite.
hope this enough
and thanks in advance for whatever help you can give