Thursday, May 24, 2018

Kingdom of Ash and Soot Review and a Linky

Kingdom of Ash and Soot


About the Book:

Title: Kingdom of Ash and Soot (The Order of the Crystal Daggers - Book 1) | Author: C.S. Johnson | Publisher: Prodigy Gold Books | Pages: 340 | Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Description:

In an age of political unrest and racial divide, one girl's search for truth will determine the future of her kingdom.

Prague, 1870

For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodov√° has worked as a servant in her stepmother's household, dreaming of the day she will be free to live life on her own terms.

But when her estranged grandmother, Lady Penelope, comes to Prague on behalf of Queen Victoria, everything changes. Throughout Bohemia, a string of murders and secret whispers hint at a larger coup, and Lady Penelope, as the leader of the Order of the Crystal Daggers, an ancient order of spies and soldiers that protect kingdoms and their rulers, is determined to discover the perpetrators. When she offers Eleanora the chance to help her prevent the kingdom from falling apart, she is hesitant to trust her. And while joining means freedom from her stepmother and protecting the people of Prague, Eleanora knows her life will never be the same--or her own.

Can she find a way to be free and still do the right thing? Or will joining the Order only lead to disaster?

With castle intrigue, true love, and family dysfunction, Cinderella meets Mission Impossible in this historical fiction spy adventure series from C. S. Johnson.

Release Date 3 July!

US Links:
Paperback Pre-Order on Amazon
Special Price with Publisher link


My Review:

Kingdom of Ash and Soot is the first book in the Order of the Crystal Daggers, an awesome new series by C.S. Johnson. She blends historical fiction with a touch of Cinderella and plenty of espionage. We meet her dynamic characters in the fabulous setting of 1870 Prague.

The line between right and wrong gets blurry when lies are the norm and assassinations are expected. 19-year-old Eleanora must decide if she wants to make a difference. She has high ideals, but does she realize the cost it will take? And, do her ideals fit with those of her grandmother, Lady Penelope? There must be a reason why her mother never told her grandmother that she and her brother existed.

This is C.S. Johnson’s best work of fiction to date. Be prepared to want to read the entire series, because the first book has a cliffhanger ending!

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book and this is my honest and voluntary review.




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