From our wonderful friends at Pen to Paper comes the first of my Wishlist Wednesdays. This weekly book-related blog hop was started by Dani at Pen to Paper and each week those who participate share one book that they desperately want to add to their bookshelf. I’m sure if you’re reading this blog then you definitely have quite a few titles you would like to add to your bookshelves. Sadly the book I’ve decided to write about doesn’t actually come out til May so I have quite a long wait til I can add this title to my shelves.
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.
I love everything Russian culture related and this sounds super action packed. I am curious to see how it all pans out because it looks like it’s the first one in a series which makes me super excited. Hopefully, once it does hit shelves it will hold me over until the second title from Sabaa Tahir’s new book comes out (if you haven’t read An Ember in the Ashes please close this post and go to the bookstore now, you will thank me).
So that covers my first ever post. Please stay tuned for more memes and book reviews in the next few days.