Monday, August 29, 2016
Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott (Court of Fives book 2)
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, Court of Fives, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.
“In this thrilling sequel to Kate Elliott's Court of Fives, a girl immersed in high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands.
Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives--the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos--the prince she still loves--is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion.... She must become a warrior.” - taken from Goodreads.com
Picking up immediately where the first book ends, Jes finds herself in a dangerous game. She must keep her family’s survival a secret from Lord Gargaron. Bettany, her twin, is still missing. Kal is devastated that he lost the Fives match to her and is now being shipped to the war front with General Esladas, Jes’ father and Kal’s new brother-in-law. He feels betrayed by her. She knew how much he needed to win. When Jes begins to realize that Lord Gargaron fixed the game to her advantage, she sees just what a dangerous road she is now on.
Can Jes survive and thrive under Lord Gargaron’s thumb? Does General Esladas and Kal come home from the war? What happens to Jes’s family? Can she continue to keep them a secret? Will Bettany be found? Will Kal and Jes be able to mend their “relationship?’
The story will continue with book three, Buried Heart out on July 25, 2017.
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Night Flower - prequel enovella
“A prequel to Court of Fives, the epic story of Jessamy and her struggle to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.Kiya is a Commoner who has just arrived in the bustling city of Saryenia. Esladas is a member of the Patron ruling class and determined to prove himself in the army. His plans are disrupted by the outgoing and beautiful girl who sells him fruit in the market, though, despite the fact that neither of them speaks a word of the others language. Brief conversations and stolen moments together soon become something more, but when their divided cultures clash, Kiya and Esladas must decide if their blossoming love is worth becoming outsiders for the rest of their lives. Read the beginning of their legendary love story in this Court of Fives companion novella!” - taken from Goodreads.com