Monday, October 31, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received

Summary (by Goodreads)

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 know, I know...this book isn't exactly NEW but it is new to me. I have been on the hold list for AGES just to get it. Why didn't I buy it, you ask? Because I my stack of TBR titles is so freaking long!!  :)  Ahhh....first world problems....

I like the sound of The Crown's Game. I haven't read any reviews. I have just seen the star ratings and they seem to be pretty high.  I like that it is set in Russia and of course I seem to be on a roll with epic tales involving kingdoms and champions and wars of some sort.  Go figure.  I'm waiting for Game of Thrones to begin again.  :)

- Christinabean

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I enjoyed The Crown's Game so much! I really hope you love it. :)