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.
This book is a rousing 5 stars from me it has magic, it descriptive, it makes you want to scream and cry and all the great things a 5 star book should do. You got two enchanters who are wrapped up this “Crowns Game” to become the imperial enchanter. I went into this thinking their was going to this great magical duel of the two main characters throwing magical spells at each other in a all out war to destroy each other. That not what i got I got this magical descriptive battle, that tugged at my heart strings, I fell in love with both contestants and sobbed my heart out at the very end of this book. I gonna keep my review short cause i afraid i dive in i will blurt out the whole story it very good I loved it and I hope you take a chance on it as well. I need book two like yesterday. Thanks Evelyn Skye you set the stake even higher in what to expect in a fantasy novel well done.