Happy Wednesday and a very happy book birthday to The Starlight Blade, the fourth novella in The Twin Kingdoms series by Nancy O’Toole! I love this series of novellas, each of which is a fairy tale retelling, and The Starlight Blade is no exception. With a ton of suspenseful action, intrigue, and a wonderful enemies-to-lovers romance, there’s a lot to love. Let’s check it out!
About the Book:
Title: the Starlight Blade
Author: Nancy O’Toole
Series: The Twin Kingdoms #4
Publication Date: Feb. 2, 2022
Publisher: Midnight Tide Publishing
The Warrior Princess
Viola Verdis would do anything to protect her family. But what can she can do against The Mage King—an ancient enemy who hides in the shadows and uses others as pawns? With the royal family scattered for their own protection, it falls to Viola to protect her father, King Valient. But The Mage King’s latest weapon has plenty of tricks up her sleeve.
An Assassin in Disguise
Rue regrets joining The Mage King in his quest to sacrifice the royal family. And now, his magic burns in her chest, tying her to his will. By day, she disguises herself as a kitchen maid, masked by her cloak of many furs. By night, she plans King Valient’s demise, armed with the weapons of her late mother, Kelvia’s most notorious assassin. Only one person stands in her way, the king’s ever-present and infuriatingly beautiful daughter, Viola. Viola draws Rue in like no one has ever done before. But following her heart is impossible when she knows what she must do.
Spill royal blood, or die.
About the Author:
Nancy O’Toole is an author of superhero fiction and fairy tale retellings. Her body of work includes The Red and Black Series, and The Twin Kingdoms series. She is the co-host of One for All: A My Hero Academia Podcast. When not writing, or working as a librarian in Central Maine, she spends her time reading, playing video games, watching kdramas, and taking far too many pictures of her cat, Coraline.
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