Thursday, September 3, 2020

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Crownless King by Kara Linaburg

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The Crownless King
(The Broken Prince #2)

By Kara Linaburg
YA Fantasy
Paperback and ebook, 275 Pages
September 1, 2020

She won't meet her worst enemy on the battlefield...

War is brewing and the kingdom of Sindaleer is torn as the Knights of Norcir draw the folk to their side. When Sabriel, a specially Gifted, pledges her blood to their cause, she is ready to give all to bring the peace her leader promises. She understands Tirich's deep hatred toward the king, and has prepared for this moment all her life.But when her identity as a knight is discovered by the childhood friend who betrayed her years ago, Sabriel's plans for justice come toppling down. Now distracted by what once was, Sabriel fights to hold onto what she's believed to be true for so long.

Nick never forgot the red-headed lass of years past, but she's not the friend he remembers. As enemies connected by their past take opposing sides on their country's freedom, Nick refuses to believe what she's become.

Voices warning Sabriel she'll never succeed, and loyalties torn, she begins to realize that all is not as it seems. Tirich's power is growing stronger, and she fears she was wrong about the good she once saw in him.

The concluding book following The Broken Prince, reminds us of the inner war we all face, and what it means to rise from the ashes when all hope feels lost.

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Sabriel leaned against the stone wall, watching the shadows lengthen. Sunlight squeezed through the slim high windows above her, damp air touching her cheeks. The long black dress brushed against her legs, rustling as she moved. She could feel the dagger beneath the folds, strapped to her leg, one of the only weapons she could afford when playing princess.

Six months had passed since the crown was placed on King Milosh’s head. Six months since his father had died, the man who had caused misery and discourse in a once thriving country. Six months of chaos.

Sabriel locked eyes with her reflection, eyes the color of the ocean during a storm, eyes that could tell no lies.

She was a Knight of darkness, a trained assassin now in the castle coveted by her master Tirich. At last they would take back the throne, end this chaos, and bring Sindaleer back to what it once was. She should feel elation, a sense that at last the fight could be won.

At last the war would be won. At last.

“Do you really believe that?” she whispered to her reflection. She wanted to, more than she wanted the breath flowing in her lungs.

She turned in the chambers, away from her face and what her eyes betrayed of her emotions.

This place was full of riches and of silent history, speaking of times past, of the former kings and queens who had ruled the land.

High windows surrounded her, light sweeping back of the darkness of the castle. Sabriel crossed over to one of the three, her hand pressing against the glass, turning her warm skin cold. Glass failed to exist in any place in Sindaleer except the castle. It was rare like gold, fragile like emotion, coveted like freedom.

Other Books in the Series

The Broken Prince
(The Broken Prince #1)

By Kara Linaburg
YA Fantasy
Paperback and ebook, 217 Pages
June 3, 2019

In all the fairy tales the maiden falls in love with the prince...but she has to remember that this isn’t a fairy tale...

Born into a kingdom where those of magical Gifts are rejected, feared, and even killed, Serena has spent her life striving to hide her ability and keep her younger brother safe.

The bastard son of the hated king and father he hardly knows, Prince Milosh is considered an outcast. He never expects to feel anything but contempt for the peasant girl who unexpectedly shows up in his life, forcing him to answer questions he never wished to ask.

When two very different worlds are thrown together under less than desirable circumstances, both hold deep judgement towards the other. But will they learn to see beyond their stations and birth so that they may defeat the coming darkness, or will labels given to them at birth continue to define them?

A heart-stopping tale about the power of human love, and how each of us are never truly alone.

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About the Author

Kara Linaburg is most content sipping an iced chai while watching the sun set over the mountains of her home in West Virginia. When she's not dreaming about her next adventure or being a mad scientist in the kitchen, you can find on where she strives for authenticity and beauty in a broken world. The Crownless King is her second novel.

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US only.
Ends September 9, 2020.

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