Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.
Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.
Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.
For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.
With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.
I have been eagerly waiting for this book as it the stunning sequel to The Crown’s Game which i devoured up. Going into this book i was expecting the magical imagery, the sadness from the ending of book one and the fierce determination of our main imperial enchantress Vika. I got all that but i was not expecting to the over whelming amount of darkness that envelopes Nikolai.
The imagery is stunning in this book their are various scenes that the author is well able to paint the picture of what is transpiring through out the the story. The author really draws you in and if you thought action was lacking in book one well it very well stepped it up in this one and if you wanted more magical aspects to be painted for you you will not be disappointed.
I have always enjoyed books that draw from historical events and then author puts their own on the tale to fit the story they are telling. It also very nice when at the end of the book you get what the actual facts are so your not left with the question of what is real and where the story takes a turn. I do wish the author had given us maps to go with the story i truly feel books are better when we have maps to refer to. I also hope that the author returns to this story i really want more story. I excited to see what she writes next.
I received a copy of this book as part of the Around The World tours site.