The Traitor's Kiss
Traitor's Trilogy: Book #1
By Erin Beaty
Narrated by Kathleen McInerney / 11 hours 18 minutes
“For those who liked Kristen Cashore's Graceling series or any similar fairytale like work with strong characters avoiding the lovey-dovey happily ever after ending, The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty should be your next read. In this fantasy world, we meet a young girl named Sage Fowler -- the daughter of a scandalous man and woman who did not rely on a matchmaker to fall in love -- who spent a majority of her life living in the forest with her father. When her father dies, she is sent off to her more proper relatives, the Broadmoor family, who as quickly as possible try to marry her off via the matchmaker Mistress Rodelle. It doesn't go over well. Unmarriable, Sage becomes Mistress Rodelle's assistant, learning the tricks of the trade and later embarking on a journey with the other candidates to the Concordium, a lavish mixer where high ranking officials can meet and match with Mistress Rodelle's elegant ladies.... This story really succeeds at balancing the plots we readers know--romance, politics between royal families and governments, coming-of-age, and more-- while also emphasizing strong lead characters that are both male and female. It's a really fun read for someone looking for a new fairytale-like guilty pleasure.”Portia, Tattered Cover
An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, The Traitor’s Kiss is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.
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