by Heather Frost
If you like princesses, palaces, handsome guards, slow-burning love, and suspenseful fights, then this book is definitely for you!
Royal Spy is the second book in the Fate of Eyrinthia series! If you haven’t heard of this series yet, make sure to check out my reviews on it and the blurb below.
Review of Royal Spy
I absolutely loved Royal Decoy (you can check my review on it here) so I couldn’t wait to read Royal Spy! Royal Spy is a great next installment in the Fate of Eyrinthia series. Royal Spy follows the journey of Clare and Grayson to Mortise and we get a look into Desfan’s life, the Serjah of Mortise.
First of all, I would like to compliment Heather Frost’s ability to make you root for relationships that you know ‘shouldn’t’ be, for fighting scenes that are described so clearly that it feels like you’re there, and for making you feel the terror of certain events! I love all the twists and turns and things I didn’t see coming. The suspense is high at times! And, I enjoy the wit that the author uses throughout the book. I have repeatedly laughed at the thoughts or actions of some characters.
I like how the book doesn’t make major jumps in time, so you really get a feel for what is happening in all the different storylines! It allows you to get to know the characters better and form a picture of the different settings.
Also, I love the characters! I feel for Clare who has to go through so much while being the decoy of the Princess. She’s strong and her love for those she loves is unbreakable. If you would like to learn more about Clare, you can read an interview with her character here.
I admire Grayson’s love for his special person. I like where his character is going in this book, I can’t wait to find out how his life will unfold in the next installment.
I love Desfan’s thoroughness in finding justice. He’s a funny guy at times, but when he needs to, he is serious.
And I can’t wait for all of these characters to hopefully meet later on in the series!
It’s safe to safe I’m super excited about these series and I cannot wait until the next book is released! If you’d like to know more about the plot (I have kept this review quite spoiler free!) don’t hesitate to contact me via email or on Instagram (@booksreadbytracy).
To learn more about Heather Frost visit her website here.
Blurb of Royal Spy
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.