Release: 1st June 2017
Synopsis: 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.Review:
A magical mystery with a hidden agenda – what if you had to kill your enemy – but also the one you love?
This book was absolutely amazing. The magic system was completely fascinating and I adore the way the book was written. Every character was so brilliant and the relationship between Nikolai and Vika was wonderful and I was so immersed into how it would turn out.
The way that the turns of the game worked and how each turn was played out was so clearly thought out, and so clever. It was such a unique situation, and so fascinating to see how it all worked.
There was so much depth to the story and I honestly loved every second of it, much more than I expected.
I can’t wait to get round to reading book two!
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