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The Liar’s Crown Hardcover – Aug. 30 2022
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“An addictive, action-packed, scorcher of a read!” ―#1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël
Some shadows protect you…others will kill you in this dazzling new fantasy series from award-winning author Abigail Owen.
Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose―to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present.
Now the queen is dead and the ageless King Eidolon has sent my sister a gift―an eerily familiar gift―and a proposal to wed. I don’t trust him, so I do what I was born to do and secretly take her place on the eve of the coronation. Which is why, when a figure made of shadow kidnaps the new queen, he gets me by mistake.
As I try to escape, all the lies start to unravel. And not just my lies. The Shadowraith who took me has secrets of his own. He struggles to contain the shadows he wields―other faces, identities that threaten my very life.
Winter is at the walls. Darkness is looming. And the only way to save my sister and our dominion is to kill Eidolon…and the Shadowraith who has stolen my heart.
The Dominions series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 The Liar’s Crown
Book #2 The Stolen Throne
About the Author
Multi-award-winning author Abigail Owen writes adult paranormal romance and upper YA fantasy romance. She loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of HEAs! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.
Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own swoon-worthy hero husband and their angelic (mostly) kids, who are growing up way too fast. abigailowen.com
- Publisher : Entangled: Teen (Aug. 30 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1649371527
- ISBN-13 : 978-1649371522
- Item weight : 486 g
- Dimensions : 14.86 x 4.06 x 21.46 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #292,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There’s a lot of aspects to this high fantasy romp to get caught up in. There’s an interesting elemental magic system that results in epic showdowns, lands and clans that hint at complex political movements, and steamy scenes that are not overly graphic. There’s also a lot of fantasy-adventure-romance tropes that could appeal to readers looking for their next fix: love triangle, grumpy sunshine, forced proximity, and the like.
Overall, I found the book entertaining, but not compelling. Something about the characters, the worldbuilding, the use of language, and the descriptions - great for passing the time, but although I see the appeal of the book and soon, the series, there’s nothing that makes me want to read the follow-up.
Top reviews from other countries
Good Goddess all mighty, this story was everything. The Liar’s Crown is so faultlessly entrancing. Once I started, I literally could not stop. I was so engrossed in Maren’s story and trying to unravel everything that comes at her. Plus, can we talk about how GORGEOUS this cover is? The artist team knocked it out of the park.
With Maren, our MC, I understand her so much through this. I love her wit, her strength, and her quirks that pop through at the most perfect moments. I loved that she balanced the line of trusting herself and her strength yet also still learning and growing. She overcomes so much throughout this story and I adored her.
“He stares at me a long beat, and I stare right back, not backing down an inch. Then, without warning, his gaze drops to my lips and flares with heat. ‘Big trouble,’ he mutters.”
On the other side, Reven… oh man oh mans. First off, that name is sexy and what whispers in the dark are made from. Dark hair, crystal turquoise eyes, strong and built, soft but strong heart, and just the most beautiful darkness, he is everything. His story line is another that drew me in so wickedly and I was completely engrossed.
With our side characters, I truly commend Abigail Owen for not only giving each a place but making them all enjoyable. Specifically Vos and Cain… oh yesssss. I love the sexy, comical tension these two males bring.
Overall, The Liar’s Crown was magnificently wonderful. I truly could not say more amazing things about it. There’s magic, adventure, angst, darkness, sexy moments, and everything in between. A thousand percent worth buying and reading. I absolutely cannot wait for The Stolen Throne to see where Maren, Reven, & co. travel to.
Special thank you to Entangled Teen for sending me a glorious, beautiful copy.