The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A NielsenThe Traitor's Game by Jennifer A Nielsen

The Traitor's Game

byJennifer A Nielsen

Hardcover | February 27, 2018

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Hearts and loyalties collide in this electrifying new YA series from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen. 

Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well -- and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.

Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, and The Shadow Throne. She also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mark of the Thief trilogy: Mark of the Thief, Rise of the Wolf, and Wrath of the Storm; the standalone fantasy The Scour...
Title:The Traitor's GameFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.57 × 5.83 × 1.22 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1338045377

ISBN - 13:9781338045376


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I enjoyed this story. I liked how there was two perspectives of Kestra and Simon. I am looking forward to the next book to see where the story goes.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Very predictable, and I feel like I've read this before, as it is similar to almost every basic YA fantasy. Still enjoyable however.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay This was a hard read. Most of it was just okay, which is disappointing since I really enjoyed the Ascendance Trilogy. I couldn't connect to any of the characters; in fact, their back and forth emotions confused me a lot. I put the book down for a break when I was almost halfway through, and when I finally decided to pick it up again, I skimmed parts. The plot itself was interesting in the last half of the book, and the ending was good which is what brought my rating up to 3 stars. I will probably read the next one just to see what happens, and hope that the characters become more engaging.
Date published: 2018-03-12

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Like everyone in Antora, I feared Lord Endrick, but I'd be a fool not to respect his power. Lord Endrick could not be defeated. He could not be killed or even wounded, certainly not by the Coracks. At best, they were like fleas to him, a persistent irritation, but a pestilence he would eventually crush between his fingers.Sooner than later, I hoped."Endrick is no ordinary man," I said. "Bring an army of a hundred thousand against him if you want. It will do you no good.""Not yet, my lady. That's where you come in."Almost unwittingly, I sat up straight, shaking my head as fiercely as possible. "What you want cannot be done."Tenger leaned in to me. "It will be done, and you will do it. The Coracks have not yet decided who will replace Endrick as ruler of the Scarlet Throne, but he will be replaced.""You will hang for this." I tilted my head toward Simon, to be sure the message was clear. "All of you.""So you've said." Tenger had probably heard that threat as often as the church bells chimed. "You'll attend our hanging, I assume.""I'll give the executioner his orders, gladly." My voice became ice. It frightened me to hear it, to realize I was capable of such words.Tenger smiled at my threat. "If you fail us, with similar enthusiasm we will execute your servant girl and driver. Only our methods are far more painful, I can promise you that. Now, what do you know about the Olden Blade?"My gut twisted, but I tried not to let my worry show. If the Coracks knew about that dagger, then they needed my help to complete their wicked plans. They intended to make a traitor of me too.If I was not careful, I would hang with them.