Protect The Prince Spotlight
Title: Protect The Prince (Crown of Shards, #2)
Author: Jennifer Step
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 12 hours 39 minutes
Publication Date: July 2, 2019
Publisher: Harper Aduio
Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.
Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.
First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room.
Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.
Dark forces are also at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no one is safe. Worse, her immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes Evie wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.
Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s … well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.
Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…
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Now back to my spotlight! I fell in love with Jennifer Estep’s book, Kill the Queen, last year and have been eagerly awaiting the second installment in the series ever since. AND THEN I got to MEET Jennifer Estep at KissCon and it was a dream come true and made me want to read Protect the Prince even more! And then I got the ARC and, of course, was supper excited to read it. But you know how it goes- books just pile up and I couldn’t focus on the book because there were other books I wanted to read as well. So, when I got the audio of Protect the Prince I was over the moon and have been listening to it since. I LOVE IT!!!
I have no idea how Estep is able to write such a perfect story. Like I said in my review of Kill The Queen, these books are perfect! I find absolutely no fault in them at all. The world building is intense, the character depth is deep, the romance is the sllloooowest freaking burn ever- I’ve never thought more in my life, “Oh, just get it on already!!!”, and the story is strong. The only problem I even have with the entire world is that Evie is the Queen, and there have been pervious queens before her and yet they say ‘kingdom’ when referring to their realm. If there is no king there is no kingdom. If there is a queen then it is a queendom. I forgot to mention that in my review of Kill the Queen but every time I see it in Protect the Prince I twitch… other than that- THESE BOOKS ARE PHENOMENAL!!!
I only have a couple of hours left in Protect the Prince and I just need to know what is going to happen next. Crush the King can’t come fast enough! I may need to read other Estep books to distract me…
To read my review of Kill the Queen click here.