Poisoned Blade, and a World Moving Towards a Revolution

An a sword shown over a shield with a blue background, with the cover readeing "To win the game, she must fight a war. Poisoned Blade. A Court of Fives novel. Kate Elliott, World Fantasy Finalist."
Image: Hachette Book Group via Kate Elliott; Cover Artist: Wes Youssi and Sammy Yuen

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Jes and her sisters have grown up relatively sheltered, their aristocratic father hiding them away from much of the prejudice against their mother’s race. But after the kingdom’s politics force their father to abandon his family, the girls navigate the world’s dangers on their own. Jes has a place for herself running the Fives, a prestigious obstacle course race. Continue reading “Poisoned Blade, and a World Moving Towards a Revolution”

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Court of Fives, and an Obstacle Course Racing Protagonist Between Two Worlds

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Borrowed from kateelliott.com

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Jes and her sisters have grown up between two worlds. Their Patron father is a lower member of the aristocracy, in a land which his people had conquered. Their Common mother comes from a world and a culture that they are never allowed to know. Jes is raised akin to a Patron, but could never belong to that world. Still, she plays the part of the dutiful daughter so as not to bring shame to her father…except for one thing. Continue reading “Court of Fives, and an Obstacle Course Racing Protagonist Between Two Worlds”