“Grabby Paws” is my version of the Waiting on Wednesday meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that I can’t wait to get my paws on. 🙂
Today I have grabby paws for…
Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve?
Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of her Head Merlin, Emrys, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen.
But even with the aid of Emrys’ magic, Eleanor’s extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir or the Empire will be vulnerable to its greatest enemy, Prussia. The two kingdoms must unite to end the war, and the only solution is a match between Marie and Prince Leopold VII, heir to the Prussian throne. But Marie has always loved Gill, her childhood friend and soldier of the Queen’s Guard.
Together, Marie and Aelwyn, a powerful magician in her own right, come up with a plan. Aelwyn will take on Marie’s face, allowing the princess to escape with Gill and live the quiet life she’s always wanted. And Aelwyn will get what she’s always dreamed of–the chance to rule. But the court intrigue and hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor’s court: trust no one.
Why I have grabby paws…
Alternate history. Magic. Royal intrigue. Arthurian elements. Forbidden love. Strong friendship. Basically a book written just for me. I need this now.
Releases April 1st
March 26th, 2014 at 7:04 AM
What a gorgeous cover! Hope you enjoy the book, and here’s MY WOW PICK – “THE COLLECTOR”
March 30th, 2014 at 10:07 PM
I know! So pretty! Thank you.
March 26th, 2014 at 8:21 AM
YES! Soooo jealous of the ones who’ve gotten to read it already, so can’t wait to get my hands on it. Haven’t liked many of her past books though, but it sounds too good to not at least try! 🙂
Kirsty @ StudioReads
March 26th, 2014 at 11:50 AM
I’m really waiting on it as well, and besides the cover is so pretty! 🙂 Great pick!
March 30th, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
April 3rd, 2014 at 8:43 AM
I’ve heard SO MUCH about this one, and it has the most gorgeous cover ever. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting my WoW!
April 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Of course. And yes! Amazing cover!