Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for ROYAL SPY by Heather Frost! I’m so excited because today I have an excerpt of the book to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it!
Royal Spy by Heather Frost
Series: Fate of Eyrinthia #2
Published on May 20, 2021Genres: Romance, YA, Fantasy
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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.
Clare’s eye was drawn to the corner of the room, where Venn stood admiring a length of maroon ribbon. He clutched the end with his good hand, the other still wrapped in the sling. He turned, the ribbon dangling in front of him. “Wilf, this is exactly your color!”
Wilf’s arms were crossed over his chest and his pox-scarred face was set like granite as he eyed the ribbon. “Put that anywhere on me and I will break your arm.”
“Rude.” Venn caught Clare looking at them. His grin widened and he held the ribbon in front of Wilf’s face. “It is his color, don’t you think?”
Wilf snatched the swaying ribbon and threw it aside. But one could only throw a ribbon so harshly, so it fluttered almost gently to the floor.
Clare’s mouth twitched. “We need to get you out of this shop.”
Wilf grunted agreement.
“It’s no crime to want to look your best,” Venn said. “I bet I could convince Bennick to make it a new rule.” He promptly raised his voice. “Bennick! Make it a rule that we each need to wear a ribbon with our uniform.”
Bennick, who was peering out the storefront window, didn’t even bother to throw a glance over his shoulder. “No.”
“Couldn’t we at least put one on our swords?” Venn asked.
“No,” Bennick repeated.
“Thank the fates,” Wilf muttered.
Copyright © 2021 by Heather Frost
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