Thursday I’m going to be putting the spotlight on a book series and talking about it. It might be one I’ve read, one I’m reading, or one I haven’t gotten to yet, depending on what I feel like talking about that week. This week’s series is a duology that was magical and dark and had great character dynamics.
The Crown’s Game duology by Evelyn Skye
All books are released, own in hardcover.
The tone of the two separate books were very different but I still thought they worked. The first book was more of a whimsical dark. The magical battle between Vika and Nikolai was fun, interesting, and I didn’t even mind the love triangle with Pascha. It felt more like they were both fascinated with Vika instead of it being a love triangle. The second book was darker than the first but this time it was more dark magic than whimsical.
Favourite character: Pascha. I think he was a good kid who was thrown into an impossible situation, made some pretty majors mistakes, and got in way over his head. Plus I really like the name Pascha.
Favourite book: The Crown’s Game. I slightly preferred the more whimsical plot of the magical battle of the first book over the brewing war of the second.
Author status: Semi auto-buy. Hard to say auto-buy after one duology but there’s definitely potential.
Next up from Evelyn Skye: Circle of Shadows coming out in 2019. It’s ninja inspired!