A new year calls for some new books, don't you think? That's why we've partnered with Epic Reads to introduce you to Evelyn Skye's soon-to-be-complete duology, Circle of Shadows. Full of magic and mystery, it's the perfect way to kick off what's sure to be a fantastic year.
God-touched and bonded by magic, Sora and Daemon are two apprentice warriors on the brink of joining the elite fighting force that protects their kingdom (think: an army of magical ninjas). But just before their graduation, the pair discover something no training could ever prepare them for: Prince Gin, the brother and enemy of the Empress, isn't dead—but alive and sowing the seeds of rebellion. It's the perfect opportunity for Sora and Daemon to prove their mettle, though the path to glory is paved with enemies, danger, and treachery . . .
The forthcoming sequel and finale, Cloak of Night, continues their quest to defeat Gin and his cult of mind-controlling followers. But with the stakes higher than ever, and the Empress missing in action, can Sora, Daemon, and their friends truly prevent the destruction of their kingdom?
One grand prize winner will receive the complete duology, while 10 runners up will take home copies of the first book, Circle of Shadows. Enter below for your chance to win!
- Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
- Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye
- Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
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About the Prize
Circle of Shadows
A thrilling new fantasy series full of magic and betrayal—from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series.
Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.
As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging in the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark.
So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group. Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.
Cloak of Night
The stunning sequel to Circle of Shadows—from Evelyn Skye, the New York Times bestselling author of the Crown’s Game series. Perfect for fans of Renée Adhieh, Julie Dao, and Sabaa Tahir.
After the devastating Ceremony of Two Hundred Hearts, Sora, Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick are truly alone in the fight to save their kingdom. Empress Aki is missing, and everyone else who could help them is a prisoner to Prince Gin’s mind control.
At least Sora understands what they’re up against. Or so she believes, until she overhears Gin bargaining with the god of war for immortality and learns that ryuu magic may be a more insidious danger than she realized.
Suddenly, the stakes are higher and even more personal for Sora—not only must she stop a seemingly indestructible Prince Gin, but she must also unravel the secrets of ryuu magic before it is too late for nearly everyone she loves.
Sora Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick face dangerous obstacles at every turn, but the greatest challenge may be discovering who they truly are and what, if anything, they are capable of.
The fate of a kingdom rests in their hands.
Full of dangerous action, heartbreaking romance, and incredible magic—Cloak of Night is the exciting end to this thrilling duology.
Release Date: February 11
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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by January 6, 2020.