After yet another attack on her life, Queen Everleigh Blair is done playing defense. She’s ready to start an offensive game with her opponent – the King of Morta. Luckily the Regalia Games are days away. Evie and her team come up with a plan to stop him from taking over their world. At the same time, she hopes to convince other rulers to join her side in the event that he attacks. When the first plan fails, she moves on to the next plan. Nothing else matters now, she must crush the king before he crushes her and her kingdom. Evie will do everything in her power to keep her kingdom and her life.
CRUSH THE KING is the end of a trilogy that’s been filled with action, danger, magic, secrets, betrayals, friendship, and romance. The plotting against the king along with the action and danger will keep readers quickly turning the pages to see how it all ends. It’s hard to say goodbye to these characters who have brought joy to the readers.
A fierce gladiator queen must face off against her enemies in an epic battle in this next thrilling installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series—an action-packed adventure full of magic, murderous machinations, courtly intrigue, and pulse-pounding romance.
Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of the royal family, become a fearsome warrior trained by an elite gladiator troupe, and unleashed her ability to destroy magic. After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It’s time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies.
There is no better opportunity to strike than during the Regalia Games, a time when warriors, nobles, and royals from all the kingdoms come together to compete in various sporting events. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia, but things don’t turn out the way she hopes. Soon, she is facing a terrifying new threat, and she will have to dig deep and learn even more about her growing magic if she has any chance of defeating her foes.
Because to secure her throne and ensure her kingdom’s survival, Evie must think like a true Bellonan: she must outsmart and outwit her enemies . . . and crush the king.