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?
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.
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. @goodreads
I loved this book so much! I put off reading it forever because of some
not so great reviews, but I have learned my lesson once again!
Vika & Nikolai ♥
& Nikolai are pitted against each other as the only two enchanters
in Russia. They are to fight to the death to be the next Imperial
Enchanter to the tsar. Well I think that's rude. They could both live!
is best friends with Nikolai and he has no idea what Nikolai is until
later on. Pasha is the prince but doesn't act like one.
and Nikolai see Vika in the forest one day using magic. Pasha wants to
find out who she is because he ends up with a little crush.
loved the feelings between Nikolai and Vika though. ♥ But what are they
to do when one has to die? You have to read the book and see.
I really hope with the ending, the next book is going to be really good and go the way I want it to go. Lol