04 July 2019

Protect the Prince | Book Review


Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.

Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.

First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room.

Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.

Dark forces are also at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no one is safe. Worse, her immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes Evie wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.

Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s … well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.

Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…

Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: July 2, 2019



The Gladiator-meets-Game of Thrones feel of Kill the Queen continues Jennifer Estep’s second Crown of Shards book, Protect the Prince, and it is so worth the read.

Since Protect the Prince picks up where Kill the Queen ended, I won’t say too much and risking spoiling the fun—but let me tell you, it has politics and scheming, magic, murder, and romance, and of course, a strong, capable heroine at the center of it all.

If you love fantasy, Estep’s Crown of Shards is not to be missed. I highly recommend it and look forward to reading the third book.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author who prowls the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.


1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you for being on the tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours