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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - The Crown's Game

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week on WoW is The Crown's Game by  Evelyn Skye. Author debut alert! This novel takes place in Imperial Russia and has enchanters battling for their life. Fantasy and history are always a perfect match. Another book that I can't wait to put my hands on. The book will be released on May 17th.


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"Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love... or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear... the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.
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From Goodreads

7 comments:

  1. This plot is sounds so good. I normally judge a book by its cover, but in this case I'm glad that I didn't! While the cover didn't speak to me, this summary definitely does!

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    1. The cover isn't really that appealing. I'm really glad that I added this book to my wishlist before the cover was revealed or I would have probably missed it - and it would be a shame because its summary is awesome.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. I just finished reading The Crown's Game and it was pretty flippin' good!! :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Here's my Wow!

    Lillie @Little Lillie Reads

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    1. I'm so jealous! You just made me want to read it a lot more.

      Happy readings! ;)

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    1. Makes two of us. =P Can't wait to get my hands on it.

      Happy readings!;)

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