04 September 2020

The Crownless King | Excerpt + Giveaway


She won't meet her worst enemy on the battlefield...

War is brewing and the kingdom of Sindaleer is torn as the Knights of Norcir draw the folk to their side. When Sabriel, a specially Gifted, pledges her blood to their cause, she is ready to give all to bring the peace her leader promises. She understands Tirich's deep hatred toward the king, and has prepared for this moment all her life.But when her identity as a knight is discovered by the childhood friend who betrayed her years ago, Sabriel's plans for justice come toppling down. Now distracted by what once was, Sabriel fights to hold onto what she's believed to be true for so long.

Nick never forgot the red-headed lass of years past, but she's not the friend he remembers. As enemies connected by their past take opposing sides on their country's freedom, Nick refuses to believe what she's become.

Voices warning Sabriel she'll never succeed, and loyalties torn, she begins to realize that all is not as it seems. Tirich's power is growing stronger, and she fears she was wrong about the good she once saw in him.

The concluding book following The Broken Prince, reminds us of the inner war we all face, and what it means to rise from the ashes when all hope feels lost.

Release Date: September 1, 2020



Sabriel straightened the papers, sweat slipping down her shoulder blades. Footsteps echoed in the hall.

Hang it all. Dashing for the door, she peeked around the corner. Strands of red hair covered her eyes, but she pushed them away.


With one final glance over her shoulder, she slipped outside. The hall remained deserted, but the footsteps remained around the corner from the stairwell. The door to Milosh’s rooms clicked shut behind her.

Fear pressed in her gut.

A hand closed around her mouth.

“What th—” Sabriel whirled around, kicking her captor in the groin. He groaned, doubling over.

She drew the dagger from beneath her dress, her weapon colliding with his sword. Jumping to his feet, he knocked her hand back, twisting her wrist. She cried out as pain shot up her arm. The dagger clattered to the ground.

She shoved her opponent back, trying to reach for the weapon. Her hand closed around empty air as he kicked her back down. Cold metal touched under the soft flesh of her chin. She briefly closed her eyes, drawing in a sharp breath.

“I see your pretty neck is in trouble.”

Sabriel’s eyes flew open, meeting the smirk of someone she had once hoped to never see again. “You.”


Kara Linaburg is most content sipping an iced chai while watching the sun set over the mountains of her home in West Virginia. When she's not dreaming about her next adventure or being a mad scientist in the kitchen, you can find on www.thebeautifullybrokenblog.com where she strives for authenticity and beauty in a broken world. The Crownless King is her second novel.


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  1. I love the cover on this book. The story sounds like a good read. Best wishes to the author on the novel.

  2. Thanks so much for posting! <3