Can’t Wait Wednesday : A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms #2) by Curtis Craddock

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is :  A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms #2) by Curtis Craddock.  I loved the first book in series, my review is here.

ALabyrinth.jpg“A gripping tale of a woman who refuses to be defined by her physical and magical limitations, thwarting both assassins and all who see her as a pawn. A great read!” — Brandon Sanderson, on Curtis Craddock’s An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery is the masterful sequel to Curtis Craddock’s critically-acclaimed high fantasy An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors, which continues the engrossing tale of courtly intrigue and breathtaking magic, and starring our fiercely intelligent heroine Isabelle des Zephyrs with her loyal musketeer Jean-Claude.

Isabelle des Zephyrs has always been underestimated throughout her life, but after discovering the well of hidden magic within her, unveiling a centuries-long conspiracy, and stopping a war between rival nations, she has gained a newfound respect amongst the cutthroat court.

All that is quickly taken away when Isabelle is unfairly convicted of breaking the treaty she helped write and has her political rank and status taken away. Now bereft, she nevertheless finds herself drawn into mystery when her faithful musketeer Jean-Claude uncovers a series of gruesome murders by someone calling themselves the Harvest King.

As panic swells, the capital descends into chaos, when the emperor is usurped from the throne by a rival noble. Betrayed by their allies and hunted by assassins, Isabelle and Jean-Claude alone must thwart the coup, but not before it changes l’Empire forever.

Due for publication January 2019

 

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16 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms #2) by Curtis Craddock”

  1. jennifertarheelreader

    I love your share! I’m always trying to read more fantasy, so I’ll have to check out this series!

    • @lynnsbooks

      The first was really good. Almost had a period feel to it but obviously with fantasy elements.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Rebecca

    I cannot wait for this one!!! I absolutely loved the first book 😍😍

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yay – I kind of feel that this series doesn’t have enough attention so great to hear you loved it too. 😀

  3. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    Hmm, I may just need to catch up with the first book before January – sounds like a great read.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The first book was so good – I hope you find a chance to pick it up.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    Great choice, Lynn. I couldn’t be more excited for this book!

  5. waytoofantasy

    Oh man, I still have the first one in my tbr. I need to bump it up.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s such a good book and yet it seems to be a bit unnoticed somehow. I can’t wait for this one.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Such a pretty cover and it sounds like a good read. I’ll have to check this one out!

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I’m really excited about this one as well, the first book was so good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I’m not sure I totally understood everything that went on in the first book, in terms of the politics and intrigue, and yet I loved it. This is a book that I’ve been strongly watching.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I still havent read the first one. Do love the cover 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a lovely cover and I think I like it more than the first in series.
      Lynn 😀

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