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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep @Jennifer_Estep @HarperVoyagerUS

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa @ Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.


Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

SERIES: Crown of Shards, Book #1
AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep
PUBLISHER: Harper Voyager
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: October 2, 2018
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 416 pages
GENRE: Fantasy
ISBN: 9780062797612
Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.

But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.

Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.

But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.

That is a kick-ass cover, and I love the sound of this! I still haven't read Estep's Elemental Assassins series (I even have the first few in my Audible library), but I'm adding this one to my Wishlist!


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3 comments:

  1. Love Estes books! This sound like tie ill another great series from from her too.

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  2. Good to know this is the start to a new series! I feel like every time I run across an Estep book it's well into a series I haven't started. This sounds so good!

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  3. I'm glad she's starting a new series because the other one is so long, I don't think I could ever catch up and I do want to read something by her.

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