The Tsar’s Guard Parade “The Crown’s Game Aesthetics” + Giveaway

the crown's game Title: THE CROWN’S GAME

Author: Evelyn Skye

Release Date: May 17th, 2016

Pages: 416

Publisher: Balzer+Bray

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


The Crown’s Game Aesthetics

I think the Crown’s Game may be the most aesthetic book I’ve ever heard of… Russians, gowns, gold, a kingdom! The hype surrounding this book is unbelievable and I’m so glad to be a part of this tour to bring you guys aesthetic pictures related to the book! I had so much fun looking for these online! (P.S. Click on the picture for the source.)


The contrast of the golden colors and the fog is really pretty! Although I haven’t read the book yet, I can definitely imagine a place like this… So magical!



Oh, the grandeur of the grand capital, Saint Petersburg!



…. Representing Vika’s snow powers! It’s breathtakingly beautiful.



… And Nikolai’s bridge conjuring powers!



Self-explanatory enough?


6. vika

Red hair as fiery as her personality – it’s no other than Vika!


7. enchantress

This isn’t snow, but I really like the cool undertones in this picture. It’s very representative of Vika’s snow power.



This is how I think the forest island of Ovchinin would look like.


9. tsar

The orb and scepter of Tsar Alexey I Romanov, Tsar of all Russia and father of Peter I The Great, Tsarevna Sophia, Tsar Ivan, and Tsar Feodor.


10. gold

Just because it seems The Crown’s Game is a very fancy book!


Here are some extra pictures I wanted to include, too!


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Meet the Author:

Evelyn Skye head shot high res Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on “So You Think You Can Dance,” and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn’t writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN’S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

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Join the rafflecopter giveaway in the link below for the chance to win an ARC of The Crown’s Game! Open internationally!

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Also, make sure you check out the complete tour schedule on Evelyn Skye’s website for the chance to enter more giveaways!







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