{ARC Review+Pre Order Gift} Royal Captive by @HeatherFrost

March 15, 2022 Blog Tours, Reviews, Young Adult 0 ★★★★½

{ARC Review+Pre Order Gift} Royal Captive by @HeatherFrost

{ARC Review+Pre Order Gift} Royal Captive by @HeatherFrostRoyal Captive by Heather Frost
Series: Fate of Eyrinthia #3
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Author
four-half-stars

A DECOY trapped in a dangerous lie
A SERJAH searching for the truth
A PRINCE caught in a deadly game
A WORLD choked by secrets

Abducted during a devastating ambush, Clare is now the captive of ruthless mercenaries. Dragged through the wilderness while grieving heart-rending loss, she must maintain the illusion that she is the princess. Because if she lets the mask slip, even for a moment, the Mortisians will have no reason to keep her alive.

After arresting traitors close to the crown, Desfan fights to rebuild his court, knowing that the imminent arrival of the Devendran princess will further upset the precarious balance in Mortise. But Desfan’s world is rocked when he discovers a rumor that rewrites the most devastating event in his life. He will stop at nothing to find the truth–no matter where it leads.

As Grayson struggles to find his footing in Mortise, he discovers new friends and enemies. His life is further complicated by the tenuous alliance with his spymaster brother. With secrets deepening around him, Grayson must decide where his loyalties truly lie. Through it all, his heart remains in Ryden with Mia. Unfortunately, his love for her is no secret, and the Black Hand is a coveted weapon . . .

Eyrinthia holds its breath as allies and enemies collide. Secrets. Lies. Betrayals. Nothing will be the same.

Royal Captive is book 3 in the Fate of Eyrinthia YA fantasy romance series, and should be read in order. If you like swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and non-stop action with epic twists, then you’ll love the captivating world of Eyrinthia!

Also in this series: Royal Decoy, Royal Spy , Shield & Blade (Fate of Eyrinthia #3.5)
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YA Review My Thoughts

Note: This is the second book in a series that should be read in order. If you are new to this series, you can check out my review of book 1 here  and my review of book 2 here

Royal Captive is the third book in the young adult fantasy series, Fate of Eyrinthia by author Heather Frost. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorite fantasy series because it has everything I look for in a fantasy novel…great characters, an interesting complex plot, fantastic world building and plenty of awesome political intrigue/court politics and secrets to keep readers guessing and riveted to the story. If you have not yet checked out the Fate of Eyrinthia series, you are missing out because these are some awesome books. It is a hidden gem series for sure! I wish more people were reading and talking about it. Heather Frost does just as fantastic a job with the world as she does with the characters. I felt the complex pull and tug of the different kingdoms. I felt all of their desperation, and saw their different motivations, all the while the whole world sits poised at the edge of war.

Royal Spy left off at a terribly cruel point, and to say I was desperate for book three is not an exaggeration.  After the last ending, we now know that we are in for a whirlwind of a ride. Royal Captive picks up right where book two left off, and I was immediately sucked into the story. The stakes are high and there are a ton of players in this complex world. I love that we get to see this story through different kingdoms in this world. We get to see old characters and meet new ones. I won’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil anything, but this is a series that needs to be read in order. What I love so much about Fate of Eyrinthia series is that the world continues to expand and grow in each installment and we get to learn more about the various lands and cultures.

Heather Frost can write complex characters like nobody’s business! She is as masterful at creating fully fleshed out multidimensional characters that will make you think and make you feel for them, as she is at creating a vast world with plotlines weaving all over the place. I am supremely impressed with her worldbuilding and writing with this series. There are so many interwoven plot and story lines with so many twists, turns, betrayals and secrets to uncover that I couldn’t stop reading. I did not want this book to be over, not only because the ending kind of killed me, but also because I want the fourth book in the series right this very moment. The Fate of Eyrinthia series is a hidden gem that I want to shout from the rooftops that more people should read. If you are a fan of fantasy, this is a series that you need in your life. I love it so much! If you are a fan of fantasies featuring great characters and romance, an interesting complex plot told in multiple perspectives, fantastic world building and plenty of awesome political intrigue Royal Captive is a book you will love!blue4.5


Pre Order Gift

Pre-order ROYAL CAPTIVE (Fate of Eyrinthia #3) in any format, then fill out the form below to receive an exclusive short story: The CAPTAIN AND THE TROUBLEMAKERS.

 

About the Story:

When Wilf steps in for Bennick’s father during an important rite of passage at the military academy, he gets more than he bargained for. Eleven-year-old Bennick has a fight to pick with another student—a boy named Venn Grannard . . .

 

The story will be emailed to you after ROYAL CAPTIVE releases on March 18th. Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/nDubVYVaB7EPYRfh8

 

Thank you for pre-ordering!

 

About Heather Frost

Heather Frost writes mostly YA fiction and has a soft spot for tortured characters, breath-stealing romance, and happy endings. She is the author of the Seers trilogy. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and ghost stories and call it homework.

When she’s not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and hold Lord of the Rings movie marathons. She owns two typewriters, sings in the car, and dreams of living in a castle someday. She currently lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in the wilds of Utah.

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