Hype Post – The Traitor’s Ruin by Erin Beaty

Title The Traitor’s Ruin (The Traitor’s Circle #2)

Author Erin Beaty

Description from Amazon

A captain with a secret.
A spy with a mission.
A kingdom on the verge of ruin.

After proving her worth as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she learns of a secret mission, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom once more―and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn.

However, Sage’s headstrong insistence clashes with Alex’s gruff military exterior. And after a skirmish with a bordering kingdom, they’re separated when tragedy strikes. Now in enemy territory, Sage desperately scrambles to complete Alex’s reconnaissance mission. Can she save her kingdom once more?


I totally binge read listened to The Traitor’s Kiss over the weekend so I am so ready for The Traitor’s Ruin.  I also pre-downloaded it on Sunday night so I wouldn’t run into any issues with my Monday morning commute.  Definitely don’t want to be standing around in Port Authority on Monday morning waiting for the Wifi.

I found that the end of The Traitor’s Kiss was pretty satisfying.  I am by no means saying I’m not excited about the sequel, but, I think that the story had a certain element of finality that doesn’t make you want to jump right into the next installment.  My main motivation for reading the next book so soon is the release of the third book, The Traitor’s Kingdom, coming out in July 2019.

I also like the narrator of this series.  I’ve said it before, but it’s so true.  Not all narrators are the same and they are not all good.  I like the voice that does this series so I am glad to stick with it.

Some Notes About the Description

This sounds quite similar to the description of Shadow & Flame by Mindee Arnett.  “New territory” and “tragedy strikes” — It sounds just like Kate and Corwin’s story.  I’m ok with that actually.  Normally, I’d be a little annoyed at the lack of originality, but, this book was actually published first and, I really enjoyed that series because of the plot so I think I can get on board with a smidge of repetition here.

Reading Plans

I started this morning on my way to work.  Per Apple Books, it should take me about 8 hours to read the whole thing.  If I listen both ways of my commute, I should be finished by Wednesday evening.  Otherwise, I’ll be done by Friday morning with my review coming on Friday night/Saturday morning.

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