Title: The Crown’s Game
Author: Evelyn Skye
Pages: Hardcover, 416
Publication: May 17, 2016
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.
So, the book trailer just recently came out, and it looked amazing. The book trailer is so unique and cool, so it really caught my eye. I’ve been on a fantasy kick for a while (thanks Victoria Aveyard), so I can’t wait to get my hands on this. The plot/setting kind of reminds of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, which I loved, with the mystery and intrigue of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It looks so good, and I’m very excited.
What are y’all waiting for?