Title: Circle of Shadows
Author: Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied behind his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.
As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging to the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group.Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.
Love, spies, and adventure abound as Sora and Daemon unravel a complex web of magic and secrets that might tear them—and the entire kingdom—apart.
Why am I excited?
I absolutely loved The Crown’s Game and I can’t wait to see where this book goes! This book is heavily influenced by ninja lore but I love that there is magic involved in some way as well. Sora definitely sounds like an awesome fierce female protagonist as well! I’m totally digging this awesome cover with the ninjas surrounding the palace and I can’t stop staring at it. Everything about this fantasy just has me so intrigued and I can’t wait until next year for it! Love, spies, adventure, and of course there could be some betrayal and rebellion somewhere in there as well.
What do you think of the cover? Are you excited for this book? Let me know in the comments!