I'm so excited to be part of the Tsar's Guard tour in anticipation of The Crown's Fate, the long-anticipated sequel of The Crown's Game, which was one of my favorite books of last year. Today I'll be sharing with you my dream fancast for the main cast. Or as close as I could get with the powers of Google and Pinterest combined. My original intention was to use all Russian actors but that turned out to be a lot harder than it sounds. Before we get started, feast your eyes on this gorgeous cover and the scintillating synopsis, then catch the end for information about the lovely author, a giveaway!, and additional tour stops.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: May 16th, 2016 by Balzer + Bray
The gorgeous and darkly compelling sequel to The Crown’s Game—perfect for fans of Red Queen and Shadow and Bone.
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.
The enchanter of Ovchinin island. A wildfire with flaming hair, fierce and vibrant, loyal and clever.
The enchanter of Moscow, by way of the Kazakh steppe. An artist in soul, imaginative and kind, guarded and dreaming.
The tsesarevich of Russia. A lionhearted playboy, hopeful and loving, expansive and trapped.
The princess of Russia. A lioness with claws out, feisty and brilliant, underestimated and indomitable.
Servant of Galina, confidante of Nikolai. A wistful daydreamer, loyal and self-sacrificing, forgotten and forgiving.
Vika's father. A woodland baron, rugged and simple, mysterious and powerful.
Nikolai's mentor. An extravagant noblewoman, vain and uncompromising, ruthless and cunning.
The owner of Cinderella's Bakery. An un-fairy godmother, generous and open, sly and loving.
Nikolai's mother. A witch of the steppe, otherworldly and vicious, single-minded and betrayed.
Evelyn Skye is the New York Times bestselling author of THE CROWN’S GAME (out now!) and THE CROWN’S FATE (). She was once offered a job by the C.I.A., 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 Evelyn isn’t writing, she can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies.
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Brittany's Book Rambles: The Crown's Fate Review-
Sarcasm & Lemons: Fancast-
The YA Book Traveler: History of Russian Crowns-
Picnic Reads: Character-Based Book Tag-
Book Nerd Addict: Inspired Tote Design-
Dazzled by Books: Top 5 Reasons I Love The Crown's Game-
Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile: Characters Matched to Teas-
The Book Buzz: New Enchanter-
The Aus. Library: Famous Russian Fairytales-
My Thoughts Literally: Character Inspired Dessert-
Omg Books and More Books: Books that Characters of TCG Would Enjoy-
It Starts at : Virtual Tour of Russia-
Next Page Please!: Character Blog-
The Book Nut: Playlist-
Arctic Books: Make-up Looks-
Two Chicks on Books: Pinterest Recipe Board-
Lost in Ever After: Typical Date for Nikolai & Vika-
Feb. 1st- Alexa Loves Books: Fashion Book Look
Feb. 2nd- Sophie Reads YA: Russian History In and Out of The Crown's Game
21st Century Once Upon A Times: Drink Your Way Through The Crown's Game-
Feb. 6th- The Eater of Books: 10 Reason I'm Excited for TCF
Feb. 7th- A Thousand Words A Million Books: Top 5 Magical Moves in The Crown's Game
Feb. 8th- Seeing Double in Neverland: Fanmade Bookmarks & Swag
Feb. 9th- A Page With A View: YA Fantasy Books set in Russia
Feb. 10th- Dana Square: Recipe from The Crown's Game
Feb. 13th-YA Wednesdays: Favorite Quotes from The Crown's Game
Feb. 14th- Juniper Reads: Sorting Characters into Fandoms
Feb. 15th- Nicole's Novel Reads: Nail Polish Looks
Feb. 16th- The Queen Reads: What the Characters of TCG would take to a Deserted Island
Feb. 17th- A Perfection Called Books: The Crown's Fate Review