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Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all....

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city's most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the chancellor of the republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics...with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with the estranged son of Mafia donna Vianca Augustine. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by Vianca's binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: to sacrifice everything they've earned in order to survive...or die as legends.

©2019 Amanda Foody (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Not what i was expecting

The first story was amazing and full of great action and suspense while this story just kinda ruined the whole plot in the end. Disappointing ending. Disappointing character realizations.

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second book syndrome

I was truly looking forward to listening to this period the narrator is a fantastic fit for all the characters. I just felt like the 1st 7 and a 1/2 hours were drugged on and it could have been shorter

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Amazing Sequel!

Great story! Great narration! A little romance, a little mystery, a little magic and lots of amazing characters. I couldn't ask for more. I will be reading all of these and honestly anything else this author writes.

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Good at the end

After completing this book I did enjoy it as a whole, it took me a long time to finish it because the middle felt like it was drug out. But I’m looking forward to the next book in the series Bc the ending was GREAT!

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Ending had me leaning in.

Great second book. The ending was fantastic. I had my radio up loud so I didn’t miss a word!

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Nowhere near as good as the first book

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Ace of Shades, but King of Fools was a let down. Not only is the story convoluted and difficult to follow (especially if you haven’t read the first book), but this series might not be the best choice for middle grade readers who gravitate toward YA books, as earlier reviews have suggested. Murder, manipulation, cruelty, hints of sex and seduction, themes of drug addiction and horrible family secrets - not light stuff, and maybe not for young or sensitive readers. In any case, I got tired of the character’s predictable bad choices, “to the death” threats and battles that I no longer cared about, inexplicable plot holes, and what seemed like a long, repetitive series of bleak, depressing scenes. I love YA literature and fantasy. This just wasn’t fun. At all. Kudos to Saskia for getting through this whole book with her usual passionate narration.

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So many feels

A great roller-coaster story. I was really surprised by the ending and left in my feelings

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These books make me want to never trust again

In a world where everyone is a criminal who is the good guy? The north side is bad, where all the criminals are, but the worst people are the the "respectable" people of the south side.

I loved being in this world - where people can inherit only limited magical skills from their parents - some of which are very ordinary like dancing and some of them are important - like being able to make a kind of money they call volts.

Occasionally I felt that the characters didn't make rational, believable decisions - like - come on - who would become friends with someone that tried to kill you two days ago. But no one has ever tried to kill me so maybe I don't know. After all I don't live on the north side. Or do I?

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I LOVE THIS BOOK!

I love this book so much, the story is so wonderful! Highly recommend to read!

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Wonderful

This entire series is very captivating but I can never fully guess what is going to happen like in other books. The characters, their lives, and what they consider their destinies are complex. I enjoyed every second of listening!

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  • 10-03-21

fab

I don't know what the other reviews are on about. I found the book just as gripping as the first one. The narrator is excellent, even if the characters sound like they're putting on s fake eastenders accent.
All in all a great fantasy book.
I'll be buying the third installment and starting it straight away.