Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WoW: The Crown's Game (Evelyn Skye)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)
Title: The Crown's Game
Author: Evelyn Skye
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
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 Looking Forward To It: As one of The Tsar's Guard (Evelyn Skye's street team) I have been anxiously awaiting this epic & magical fantasy since February, and now with Brittany's high praise I cannot get my hands on it soon enough! If you're new to this amazing book I highly recommend you check out The Crown's Game Reveals - every first Wednesday of the month a new character is revealed with a special giveaway relating to the character. Today marks Reveal #6, and you can enter to win a gift box of Russian sweets!

So what book are you waiting on?

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