Today I'm excited to have a spotlight for Conspirators' Kingdom by Elyse Thomson! This is book two in the Mages of Oblivion series. If you'd like to check out book one check it out on the author's site here!
Blurb for Conspirators' Kingdom
A disgraced villainess
Daughter of a dead traitor, lightning mage Taisiya and her surviving family live as pariahs. Taking on the new, unwanted role of diplomat for the isolated empire of Lethe gives the proud mage a chance to reverse her family’s misfortunes and regain her once-respected status. When arrivals from abroad include a handsome fae prince in need of a wife, she rushes to play matchmaker in return for riches.
A prince plotting a coup
Fae Prince Mereruka has kingly ambitions and six siblings who stand in his way. He is convinced the king’s command to marry a barbarian from a cursed land will either kill him, or worse, ruin his schemes. Yet meeting the ruthless, enterprising Taisiya gives him hope he has found his perfect—vicious—other half.
And a match made in hell…for everyone else
They strike a deal. Wealth and power for a bride. Except the price of failure is a favour—in whatever form he chooses. As they trade in innuendos and barbs, and bride candidates become scarce, Mereruka can hardly wait to see her fail in order to claim his favour—Taisiya’s hand in marriage. But it is her heart he must win if he hopes to survive his brother’s bloodthirsty court. Only a couple united in villainy can slay their way to the throne, and if he fails, their heads will roll.
The Cruel Prince meets a gender-swapped Cleopatra in book two of the Mages of Oblivion series, perfect for fans of morally grey characters, lethal court intrigue and steamy fantasy.
Pre-order Link: https://books2read.com/csk
About the Author
I graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelors in History and Classics and love to use my knowledge of the ancient past to spin tales full of court intrigue, daring heroines, and swoon-worthy romances. I currently reside in Canada's capital where you can find me binding antiquarian books, playing Baldur's Gate 3, snuggling with my husband, or acting as the emotional support human for one very neurotic terrier.