The Crown's Game

The Crown s Game Vika Andreyev 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 Empir

  • Title: The Crown's Game
  • Author: Evelyn Skye
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Vika Andreyev 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 enVika Andreyev 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.

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    1. She was the sun, and he was a mere rock, drawn in by her gravity. He needed to be closer, to feel her magic, to touch . . . her.Anyone for another boring, fluffy fantasy full of magic and murder instalove, love triangles and ballgowns?I'm just going to get the ultimate, overarching problem out of the way first - this book is so so boring. To be honest, I didn't expect that. The blurb alludes to the love triangle and romantic elements so I was prepared for googly eyes and some fast-paced thrills, [...]

    2. For the winner of the game, there would be unimaginable power.For the defeated, desolate oblivion.The Crown’s Game was not one to lose.Awesome. Great. That's an excellent thing to keep in mind. Do. Not. Lose. Except someone forgot to tell the main characters cause nobody seems to give a shit about winning the game the instant their nether regions start tingling in the presence of the opposite sex.Having a Russian setting and involving magic, one cannot help but compare this to Leigh Bardugo's [...]

    3. Spoiler free review and spoiler discussion: youtu/1JqZYOOBxwUOverall really enjoyed it, only had a few issues. Watch my review to find out more!

    4. The Crown's Game is not worth it. Do you want a magical book? Something with romance that will make your heart flutter? A world-building that you’ll never want to leave? And characters you’ll come to worship?The Crown's Game has none of that.At first, I was curious about the game. I love the factor of competition that it brings, but here, we only have two players. Now I want to disclaim that I only read sixty percent of the story, so everything I say, I base it on what I read.So we have two [...]

    5. I had a very severe suspicion that I would like this book when the first chapter started off in a bakeryI MEAN, HELLO?! CAIT BOOK MUCH?! Also, my #1 favourite thing of recently is Russian inspired fantasy. (Yes I am a big fan of the Shadow and Bone series. OF COURSE.) And walloping me in the face with a) magic, b) Russia, c) dual to the deaths, and d) CAKEis book + I = very happy together, thank you very much.While the story DOES have magic, it also fetl really historical fictiony? (Please. Fict [...]

    6. I WAS NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR THIS WHY WAS THERE NO WARNING.This was definitely one of the best books I've read so far this year. Masked balls, star-crossed lovers, Russia, royalty, strong relationships that span all ages and genders, AWESOME MAGIC aaaghh this book had everything I wanted. I went into it expecting something like the Hunger Games, but was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out to be more of a gorgeous magical adventure than some stressful fight. I won't go into the plot b [...]

    7. 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 ♥ Vika & 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! Pasha 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 on [...]

    8. White moon, angel moon.Blood moon, demon moon.Even knowing the mixed reviews this book actually has, I wanted to go into this book without caring about them and not bothering to pay attention to them. It was hard, but I managed to do it. The Crown's Game is known as a fantasy novel that involves magic and magical elements, involves killing one or the other to become an imperial enchanter, and it even has a Russian setting! Sadly, none of their was something I enjoyed. Also, this has got me to be [...]

    9. What a wonderfully magical and whimsical book – don’t be fooled though, it ripped my heart in half. I’m personally offended that I have to wait6 entire monthsbefore the release of the next book. Like um, no my feelings need to be repaired. #Rood The Crown’s Gameis a historical fiction book that fuses magic with Russian history. Vika Andreyeva and Nikolai Karimov the only two enchanters in Russia and with political unrest increasing in neighbouring empires, the tsar needs an enchanted by [...]

    10. Wow, talk about going into a book expecting to be bored as fuck and trashing the shit out of itd then coming out screaming and loving the crap out of it and screaming so much BECAUSE AHAHAHAHA this was great.So, I've read The Hunger's Game, but never once, did it occur to me, that THIS BOOK, is literally just like that book. Not once did I compare it even though IT IS SIMILAR. There's just something so???? original and captivating about this book and it was so fun!!! It wasn't until afterwards I [...]

    11. I. I barely know what to say right now so here goes ~ a mess of words and emotions. Don't worry, this is spoiler free."Imagine, and it shall be. There are no limits."First of all, the elephant in the room. The plot of this book is nearly IDENTICAL to the Night Circus. Maybe I should rant about that but you know what I didn't really care? I love both books so I didn't mind the nostalgia. There are parts I liked more about each of the books- but I just found myself savoring this book to pieces reg [...]

    12. The thing that intrigued me most was the impossibility of the situation. One of our main characters would have to die in the end due to the rules of the Crown’s Game. From the start I was fighting to decide who I wanted to root for. And that was before all the additional drama laced in.The Crown’s Game is the opportunity of a lifetime. It is a competition between enchanters where you demonstrate your magical abilities in an attempt at being chosen as Imperial Enchanter. The Tsar selects the [...]

    13. Wellr a book about magic The Crown's Game was decidedly unmagical.Here on I ask people to answer a challenge question when they send me a friend request, the question being: What are some of your biggest bookish pet peeves? The answers are usually pretty similar and include some of the following:- Insta-love- Love triangles- Characters who seem to lose all sense of reason or rational brain function when they meet another character they consider “hot”- Lackluster worldbuilding- Boring plot- [...]

    14. 1 out of 10Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Genre: historical fantasy, AU, YAStuff: Imperial Russia, magicFail: the story and its fillingPOV: 3rd-person, multiLove-Geometry: pissed me offQuote-Core: “There are things more dangerous than a little magic.”Buddy-read with Vera and Nastassja. This May was cruel to me: b [...]

    15. ❝I hereby swear my loyalty to the tsar,And promise to abide by the rules of the Game,A duel of enchantment, until a winner is declared.To this and all traditions here before established, I commit myselfAs an enchanter in the Crown's Game.❞Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½Sadly, I wasn't too blown away with The Crown's Game. This book was one of my anticipated releases of May and I even met Evelyn Skye at YallWest! You could not imagine how disappointed I was to have to rate The Crown's Game only thre [...]

    16. Привет, друзья! I am here to tell you that you are not prepared for the majesty that is The Crown's Game. You need to know that when you look at that cover, you are looking at a FIVE STAR book. There is magic, romance, a complex plot, drool-worthy guys, and Russian prestige. I. LOVE. IT. It's definitely one of the BEST books I've ever read, and I mean—we're talking Leigh Bardugo levels here, people!I'm always nervous when I read a book that is set in Russia because often times, the [...]

    17. Buddy Read with who dat aka big boy aka CaitlinWow. It's been around 24 hours and I still am unable to put The Crown's Game into the words I want to. I am still in shock. I picked the book up despite seeing some mixed reviews which would have otherwise drove me away, and then proceeded to read it with one of my favourite people who I met through this site. If I hadn't been reading it with Cait I probably would have DNF'ed it. One thing I can say about this book is that the beginning is slow. It [...]

    18. Update 01/31/2017: I decided to remove a star and change the rating to 4 stars. Been thinking about it and realized that while the book was indeed great, it still didn't feel like a 5 star read for me.***“Imagine, and it shall be.There are no limits.⁠⁠⁠⁠”I have a confession to make. So I have a shelf here on GR named "Not-Interested", and The Crown's Game was under the "Not-Interested" shelf *gasp* yep. I have sinned in my past life. But then, Cait read it and loved it and recommende [...]

    19. So, historical fiction with a fantastical twist might just be my newest obsession! I absolutely loved everything about this; from the historical setting in 19th century Russia, the imaginative magic system, the focus on the royal hierarchy and the plethora of equally lovable character. I already want more from this world!The Crown's Game begins in Vika's perspective and the reader is immediately immersed into this strange, ancient world. We learn early on of Vika's magical abilities and the fear [...]

    20. WrensReads Review:I just don't even know what to say. This book blew my mind.My word.This was absolutely amazing. This is set in Russia, which is just enchanting in itself with this time period, and it is filled with magic. It was literally Anastasia mixed with The Night Circus. I did not go into this book expecting to absolutely fall in love with it. I thought maybe this was going to be a three star but I am not even happy just given it five stars.So our two magicians, Vika Andreyeva and Nikola [...]

    21. I think I should've been alarmed when I first read these words in the beginning of the story:<>but he wanted his daughter to grow up truly Russian—hiking through birch forests, playing the balalaika, and having an almost religious zeal for buckwheat kasha with mushrooms and fresh butter.So to speak, the Russian aspect is as true in this story as hiking through birch forests, playing the balalaika and so one are true for Russian people, which is to say - it's bullshit. Not even in the 19t [...]

    22. There are things more dangerous than a little magicThis book was amazing! I wish it didn't have to end. Fans of The Night Circus, this is what we were looking for! Vika Andreyeva and Nikolai Karimov are two enchanters who were chosen by tsar to participate in the Crown’s Game. I should note that it`s a very rare case when two enchanters are born at the same time. Both enchanters don`t know about each other, until it`s time to fight in the Game. They also don't know much about the competition, [...]

    23. WHAT?!This sounds like a mix between three of my favorite books: Throne of Glass, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Shadow and Bone! How is that even freaking possible? What is this witchery? Whatever, I want it. Like, this very second would be greatly appreciated. I feel as though I've been searching for a book like this formonthsever. HOLY MOTHER OF MODERN LITERATURE, I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. Also, just behold that cover art. It's rare to find an amazing cover paired with an equally phenomenal s [...]

    24. 2.5 stars.Vika packed the clay from the former pitcher in her hands. It hardened into a ceramic cannonball. “I don’t fancy dying.”Her father emptied the bottle of kvass. “Then the only option is, you cannot.”I think “bittersweet” is the perfect word to describe this book. Both with how I feel about it, and the general tone and atmosphere of the story. Set in historical Russia, you can tell the author is passionate about the history and sticks very close to what is real, even if she [...]

    25. 3.25 /5 starsVideo Review: youtu/n14Lre-W30MWhen I wasn't reading this book I was thinking about it and when I was reading it I was driven to read more of it to find out what was going to happen next. This book has an element of drama to it which I know people won't enjoy and even though it isn't a huge pro for me I did find myself enjoying that aspect. For some reason, this book gave me season 1 Reign vibes which was my obsession (before the awful thing called season 2 happened). Now even thoug [...]

    26. 4.8 angst stars! *sighs* I don't expect to love this book like this because along my reading, this book made me think of those (view spoiler)[Dorian + Celaena feels - Throne of Glass(hide spoiler)] series and that (view spoiler)[Sage + Imogen feels - Accendence (hide spoiler)] series. But alas The characters and their relationship, even my several emotions that happen during my reading journey just made me enjoy this book so much. I just love when they compete eacher ther, from enmies ( with unt [...]

    27. such a creative, lovely tale. the magic was so unique and delicious, and the romance was just enough fans of THE NIGHT CIRCUS will devour THE CROWN'S GAME!

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