Monday, June 1, 2020

Royal Decoy (Fate of Eyrinthia, #1) by Heather Frost

A SERVANT blackmailed into becoming a princess’s decoy.

A BODYGUARD determined to keep her alive.

A PRINCE forced to execute his father’s brutal laws.

A PRISONER used to keep him compliant.

 A WORLD on the brink of war.

In one horrible night, Clare goes from kitchen maid to royal decoy. She has three months to become the princess's perfect double so she can ensure her betrothal to an enemy prince. Desperate to survive, Clare throws herself into self-defense training, taught by her distractingly attractive bodyguard. The danger increases when a ruthless assassin begins stalking her, intent on ending the tenuous peace.

Across the northern mountains, Prince Grayson is his father’s ultimate weapon. He carries out the king’s harsh orders because the one person he cares about is his father’s prisoner. Grayson's silent obedience is tested when his father plans to exploit the marriage alliance between two of their greatest enemies. If Grayson submits, the blood of thousands will spill. If he resists, the girl who means everything to him will die.

The fate of Eyrinthia hangs in the balance. Some want peace. Some want war. All will be thrown into chaos.

I've been so excited about reading this book.  From the blurb alone, I knew this was a book I wanted to read.  I've been craving a book like this.

This is a story that completely captured my attention from the very beginning and didn't let go the whole way through.  The pacing is fast and exciting, the plot is full of intrigue and danger.  There are a lot of characters in this book but the author did a great job of bringing everyone to me in a natural way and giving them all very distinctive personalities and roles so I could easily remember each one.  

There are two developing plot lines completely separate in location and with different characters but I can see they are going to collide at some point.  It makes me anxious and excited.

Clare.  Poor, brave Clare.  I love her.  How can you not love her?  The author did a fantastic job of creating characters that care about and like.  Clare is easy to love.  She is the definition of love and sacrifice.  She is also kind.  I am a big fan of kind characters.

Grayson is a more complex character and my heart nearly wretched out of my chest for him.  His tale is a sad one but somewhere in there I have hope that something good will come to him.  Please, please, please.

I was so sad to get to the end of this book.  Obviously this is a series and more books will be coming but not nearly fast enough for me.  I wish I had book two right now.  Sigh.  Waiting is going to be hard.

Content:  violence is high in this book, some graphic in nature.  Peril, kissing.

This book is on Kindle Unlimited if you have that.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but have since bought my own copy. 

Heather Frost writes mostly YA fiction and has a soft spot for tortured characters, breath-stealing romance, and happy endings. She is the author of the Seers trilogy and the Fate of Eyrinithia series. She has a BS in Creative Writing and a minor in Folklore, which means she got to read fairy tales and ghost stories and call it homework. When she’s not writing, Heather likes to read, travel, and hold Lord of the Rings movie marathons. She owns two typewriters, sings in the car, and dreams of living in a castle someday. She currently lives in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains in Utah. To learn more about Heather and her books, visit her website:








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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :)


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