About the book:
A curse. A hidden identity. A dangerous love.
Ten-year-old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life. Now at eighteen, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line.
The prince won’t know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name.
Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost.
To. The. Death.
The words describing the tournament turn Prince Alexandre Durand’s blood to ice.
The last warrior standing will win a spot at his side.
As he’s thrust onto the throne, forbidden magic, dangerous betrayals, and a complicated love could tear his reign apart.
When the secrets begin to unravel, will Alex stay true to the laws and traditions of Gaule or will he give it all up for a woman who deceived him?
Review by Katy Haye:
Oh, Golden Curse was right up my street! Medieval-esque fantasy, royalty, magic and a paradoxical curse.
I loved the premise – outlawed magic that was the only thing keeping the kingdom safe, allied with a curse tying our magic-using heroine and magic-hating hero together.
The fantasy world was a delight to step into and M. Lynn’s characters were gorgeously real and conflicted. (I’ve got a soft spot for Tyson, personally – I hope there’s more of him in the next books.)
I would have liked more effort to convince Alex that magic wasn’t all bad. I guess I can understand the danger in that approach, but there’s a part of me thinking Etta should have sat on his chest and held a knife to his throat until he saw sense…
If you enjoyed Rachel E. Carter’s Black Mage series, or if Cage of Deceit or Spy in the Silver Palace (Golden Curse is much better!) are your type of books, then you’ll love Golden Curse. Grab your copy by clicking the cover above!