The Tsar's Parade

3.20.2016

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
Expected Publication: May 16th, 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks


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.


About Evelyn:

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN'S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.





Bonjour, tout le monde! I'm here today to put a spotlight on the upcoming debut fantasy from Evelyn Skye. Don't try to tell me that blurb doesn't get you the least bit excited. I put together a little Pinterest board of some fashion and architecture that really represents what I'm picturing in my mind. Granted, these don't really look much like what I've seen on Evelyn's own board and the trailer (which can be found here and you absolutely need to see), but we all picture things completely differently when we read, I think, and isn't that really the beauty of it? Obviously, I tried to focus in on the gold because, I mean, come on. WHO DOESN'T WANT TO TURN ASH INTO GOLD.


Follow Zoey's board The Tsar's Guard on Pinterest.


In addition, I've put together a little playlist, mostly because I take any excuse to listen to instrumental music. I did actually choose each song with thought, but I figured that would make this post significantly longer than anyone wanted, so if you really do want to know, feel free to ask why I chose something. I promise I did my best to stay away from the 20 minute Tchaikovsky pieces, no matter how long I could personally listen to them. 

Below I've listed the titles, just in case you want to know what's on there without actually listening to it and aren't logged into Spotify, unless they've changed that.

Teach Him Some Manners, Alti Örvarsson // Oceanstorm, Epic North // Jeux d'eau, Maurice Ravel // Piano Sonata No. 14, Beethoven // Piano Trio in G Minor Op. 13, Bedrîch Smetana // Final Test, Junkie XL // Fight the Dauntless, Junkie XL // The Gadfly, Shostakovich // Dying Soul, Antonia Pinto // Soul Outside, Antonio Pinto //




Let it be noted that I ended on a happy note even though the book might not because WHEN DO THEY EVER? And I may not personally enjoy the Divergent movies too much but let me tell you, I LOVE the scores. Honestly, they're probably right under the LOTR scores for me. They make me super emotional for some reason.

And now for the ACTUALLY EXCITING part.

Giveaway

1 winner will receive an ARC of The Crown's Game! And it's open to our international friends, too!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don't forget to look at the complete Tsar’s Guard Parade Schedule at Evelyn Skye’s website! 
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3.20.2016

The Tsar's Parade


The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
Expected Publication: May 16th, 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks


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.


About Evelyn:

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN'S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.





Bonjour, tout le monde! I'm here today to put a spotlight on the upcoming debut fantasy from Evelyn Skye. Don't try to tell me that blurb doesn't get you the least bit excited. I put together a little Pinterest board of some fashion and architecture that really represents what I'm picturing in my mind. Granted, these don't really look much like what I've seen on Evelyn's own board and the trailer (which can be found here and you absolutely need to see), but we all picture things completely differently when we read, I think, and isn't that really the beauty of it? Obviously, I tried to focus in on the gold because, I mean, come on. WHO DOESN'T WANT TO TURN ASH INTO GOLD.


Follow Zoey's board The Tsar's Guard on Pinterest.


In addition, I've put together a little playlist, mostly because I take any excuse to listen to instrumental music. I did actually choose each song with thought, but I figured that would make this post significantly longer than anyone wanted, so if you really do want to know, feel free to ask why I chose something. I promise I did my best to stay away from the 20 minute Tchaikovsky pieces, no matter how long I could personally listen to them. 

Below I've listed the titles, just in case you want to know what's on there without actually listening to it and aren't logged into Spotify, unless they've changed that.

Teach Him Some Manners, Alti Örvarsson // Oceanstorm, Epic North // Jeux d'eau, Maurice Ravel // Piano Sonata No. 14, Beethoven // Piano Trio in G Minor Op. 13, Bedrîch Smetana // Final Test, Junkie XL // Fight the Dauntless, Junkie XL // The Gadfly, Shostakovich // Dying Soul, Antonia Pinto // Soul Outside, Antonio Pinto //




Let it be noted that I ended on a happy note even though the book might not because WHEN DO THEY EVER? And I may not personally enjoy the Divergent movies too much but let me tell you, I LOVE the scores. Honestly, they're probably right under the LOTR scores for me. They make me super emotional for some reason.

And now for the ACTUALLY EXCITING part.

Giveaway

1 winner will receive an ARC of The Crown's Game! And it's open to our international friends, too!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don't forget to look at the complete Tsar’s Guard Parade Schedule at Evelyn Skye’s website! 

2 comments:

  1. Are you trying to make cash from your websites using popup ads?
    If so, did you try using Clickadu?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Did you know that you can shorten your long links with AdFly and receive dollars for every click on your short urls.

    ReplyDelete