Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown's Game


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This week I'm waiting on The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye


Here's the description taken from Goodreads:
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.

Why I'm Waiting
This one sounds like a mix between the Night Circus and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell... so in other words, it sounds really, really good.

The Crown's Game comes out May 17th, 2016

6 comments:

  1. YES!! I'm so excited for this one although I only found out about it maybe a week ago. It sounds so interesting! I hope we both get to read it soon!

    Here's my WoW!

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  2. Awesome pick! I have this one on my TBR list as well. It looks great!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!!

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  3. I hadn't heard of this book, but it does sound very good. I'm adding it to my list!

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