The Crown's Fate by Evelyn SkyeThe Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Fate

byEvelyn Skye

Paperback | April 17, 2018

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The gorgeous and darkly compelling sequel to The Crown’s Game—perfect for fans of Red Queen and Shadow and Bone. A New York Times bestseller!

Magic is growing, shadows are rising, and the throne is at stake…

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the CIA, 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 ...
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Title:The Crown's FateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:April 17, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062422626

ISBN - 13:9780062422620

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Mixed Reviews on this one - I didn't feel as drawn in to the sequel as I did with the first book and was a little disappointed. Perhaps it was lack of character or story development. Good ending but not as captivating as the 1st book.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Mixed Reviews on this one - I didn't feel as drawn in to the sequel as I did with the first book and was a little disappointed. Perhaps it was lack of character or story development. Good ending but not as captivating as the 1st book.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Mixed Reviews on this one - I didn't feel as drawn in to the sequel as I did with the first book and was a little disappointed. Perhaps it was lack of character or story development. Good ending but not as captivating as the 1st book.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect Ending This was a hard one to rate. To be clear, I did enjoy it for the most part. The story was powerful and emotional and dark (holy Darkness Batman) and if it stood on its own, I might have loved it more. But it's a sequel, so I was familiar with the characters and the world and situations. Vika and Pasha remained two of my favourites, as she was strong yet vulnerable at the same time. Pasha managed to get back into my heart after his choice in the previous book. I have mixed feelings on Renata and Yuliana, but I still found them to be interesting and complex. My biggest problem was Nikolai. I understand what the author was going for and agree that it technically wasn't his fault and I don't deny that it added a lot of tension to the story, but it was such a violent 180 degree shift that I couldn't get past it. I wanted a lot more struggle, not sociopathy. I also think that the ending, while shocking at one particular instance, was a little too clean. There should have been waaaaay more consequences. This is taking place in Russia, after all. This said, I'm not trying to bash the book or the series. It's completely inventive and the scenes involving magic are beautifully creative. It might not be the most perfect ending from a writing perspective, but as a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It This book reminded me of The Night Circus. A fun, magical fantasy.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Great, but Good In my opinion the first novel was overall a better book - but if you are compelled to finish this story The Crown's Fate is definitely still worth the read!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as intensely good as the first But still a very good book!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Character Development Last year, when all the hype was flying around The Crown’s Game as it released, I dove into the audiobook of this gorgeous book, which gave me a more authentic experience of the 1800’s Russia that this book was set in (especially the pronunciations that I always get wrong.) While I loved being immersed in Russia and I loved the magic that surrounded the book even more, I found The Crown’s Game to be slightly predictable and with an Insta-Love Love Triangle. It was a good book, but not a great one. Which brings me to: THE WRITING: The total change of world and predictability in The Crown’s Fate from book one was the first thing that struck me – I could TELL how much Evelyn Skye’s writing style had matured as she wrote about the darkness that overtook a certain loving character, how she wrote about a playful boy becoming the Tsar of a great country and an enchanter figuring out what it means to be a girl with both power and responsibility. The very change in the writing and the development of the characters really took this book to a whole new level. PLOT AND IDEA: I’m going to do these two together. I’ve always loved the idea behind the series and I also ADORED the magic in book one. The plot for book two, like the writing, went so much deeper. The magic broke the impossible barriers it had already set in book one, there was more intrigue in the air as all our favourite characters figured out who they were supposed to be in the aftermath of a brutal game. Everything about this book was great until I reached the ending, which was so melodramatic and totally re-highlighted the unnecessary love triangle SO MUCH it made me cringe. I actually closed the book whispered, “No, ANYTHING but that,” and continues reading because in a book that managed to break all clichés, it ENDED IN SUCH AN AWKWARD ONE. CHARACTERS: Like I said in The Writing, I THOUGHT THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN The Crown’s Fate WAS GENIUS! The book rotated between the points of view of the three main characters, a little bit of Nikolai’s mother, a guard and other secondary characters. It was just the right amount of characters telling the story that they got it right, especially because almost all of them had their own internal turmoil going on and it made me feel like I knew these characters more. CONCLUSION: A richly created Russian Fantasy with barrier breaking magic. I can only wish that the ending was better and this book would’ve gotten a solid five stars from me!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adored It! It's absolutely beautiful. A story of love, friendship and betrayal with magic in Imperial Russia; with historical references too which is pretty cool.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sequel! *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review* #indigoemployee Skye has written the perfect sequel to The Crown’s Game. Her world has grown amazingly and as a reader I was able to imagine the beauty of Russia through her vivid imagery. The Crown’s Fate presents readers with historical happenings and images of famous Russian art. I particularly enjoyed learning about Russian culture, as this insight is often missing from the Teen section. The magical aspects are beautifully imagined once again, but in this novel they take on a darker quality not previously seen in the first installment. Overall this was a perfect ending for anyone who fell in love with The Crown’s Game *This book examines how individuals can change under difficult circumstances, and how friendships can suffer as a consequence. Recommended for fans of: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (the first book), The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Caraval by Stephanie Garber.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind Blowing I didn't really know what to expect going into this book, but once I got into it I couldn't stop. It overwhelmingly reminded me of the Night Circus and I loved the Night Circus, so I had a grand time reading this. Completely worth a read.
Date published: 2017-05-18

Editorial Reviews

Praise for THE CROWN’S GAME: “The Night Circus meets Cinderella in an alternate Russia. This extraordinary world has everything from insanely creative acts of magic, political intrigue, hope against all odds, romance, and oh-such-high-stakes-non-stop action. It is hands-down honest-to-goodness brilliant. Bravo.”