Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (Waiting on Wednesday #19)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

Vika Andreyev 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.
The Crown's Game will be released May 17th, 2016 by Balzer + Bray!

I've been waiting to feature this book for months, now that the cover was finally released I can. This is probably my top most anticipated release for next year that is not a continuation of a series (other than Ruined by Amy Tintera). This book looks like it will have everything I love:
  • Gorgeous cover ✓ 
  • Fantasy ✓ 
  • Epic magical duel ✓ 
  • Russian setting ✓ 
  • Enemy turned love-interest ✓
However it does look like there is a love triangle being set up based on the summary, but maybe that is entirely true. Either way, I cannot wait for this book or this series if I'm being truly honest!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. looks good, thought not sure how I feel about the possible triangle

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