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Book Ideas – Forged, by Liam Reese (2018).

The description for this title caught my eye. This is something I will definitely be taking a closer look at πŸ“šπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ€“πŸ˜‰πŸ“–

Synopsis

Her kingdom violently usurped by her immortal uncle, her lands in turmoil, she must seek out one of the legendary and outcast Forged, mages possessing the ability to change humans into different forms. His mythical powers are her only hope.

Thorn, a cursed outcast among his people, has lived alone, suffering their vilification his entire life when a strange woman appears, enticing him with fame and fortune.

To help her wrest back her throne he needs the Anvil, a magical artifact hidden in the high mountains by an order of giant monks. On their journey Thorn conceals a dangerous lieβ€”his powers are erratic and a danger to them all. If he cannot take the Anvil, all hope will be lost. Thorn has no choice but to hope that when his betrayal is revealed, he is not reviled forever.

Thorn has no choice but to move forward. No choice but to use whatever abilities are at his disposal to forge a path to victoryβ€”and hope that when his companions discover his betrayal, he is not reviled forever.

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Book Suggestions – Empress of all Seasons, by Mike Jean (2018).

I have noticed a lot of hype surrounding this novel in a variety of places. This may be worth a closer look.

Synopsis

In a deadly tournament to become empress, any may enter but only one will survive, and one competitor doesn’t just plan to win, she’s going to steal the Emperor’s fortune. . .

In each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, and you can marry the prince. All are eligible to compete – all except yokai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.

Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yokai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yokai outcast.

Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku.

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