**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from the author.**
Title Royal Spy
Author Heather Frost
Release Date May 20, 2021
Date Finished May 17, 2021
A DECOY recruited to be a spy.
A PRINCE compelled to become an assassin.
A SERJAH pressured by an unwanted crown.
A WORLD covered in shadows.
Mere months ago, Clare was just a kitchen maid. Now, she is a decoy for Princess Serene and a novice spy, caught in the royal family’s web of secrets. While journeying to Mortise to finalize the princess’s betrothal to Serjah Desfan, Clare lives for the stolen moments she has with Bennick, the bodyguard who is quickly claiming her heart. But when a notorious assassin is hired to kill her, Clare’s life and the alliance hang in the balance.
In Ryden, Grayson prepares to leave for Mortise with his brother, Liam. Their orders are to ignite a war between their enemies, and Grayson has been tasked with assassinating Princess Serene. It may cost his soul, but he is ready to comply, as long as he gets something in return: freedom for Mia, the girl he loves. But the more time he spends with his brother, the more he begins to wonder if Liam is what Grayson wishes he had the courage to be . . . a traitor.
Desfan feels trapped. By his disapproving council, his impending marriage to a stranger, and the imminent arrival of enemy princes who may not want the peace they profess. When a dangerous drug threatens his people, Desfan jumps at the chance to rely on his swords instead of politics. But his investigation uncovers more than he bargained for—a plot that may destroy Mortise from within.
Eyrinthia hovers on the edge of war. Spies. Rebels. Traitors. All must choose a side.
I was super excited when Heather reached out about reviewing the next book in her series. I loved Royal Decoy and couldn’t wait to dive back into this world.
Some Things I Liked
- Multiple POVs. I love multiple points of view in stories and I especially love it when they’re used thoughtfully to create mystery and suspense between characters and in the plot. Heather weaves the different POVs together so well in this series and I can’t wait to see what’s next for all of these characters.
- Romance. I love the romance plots in this series. They’re so perfectly done and all unique. There are a lot of moving characters and parts here but I love that each romance feels special and different and I can’t even decide who my favorites are.
- Complexity in the story. As mentioned above, there are a lot of moving parts in this story and I am so here for it. It gives me Game of Thrones vibes in all the best ways where my mind is constantly working to puzzle out who’s up to what.
I can’t wait to see what’s next in this series. I am here for everything that Heather wants to write about these characters!
I loved this book. I’m so glad I was able to read it early and this isn’t a series you want to miss!
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About the Author
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