Book Spotlight: The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston

Although I am still on hiatus, I’m bringing you a new book spotlight today (since I signed up for it way back when) for The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston. This tour is being hosted by TheWriteReads between May 2nd to May 15th.

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • 400 Pages
  • Pub dates: 7 June 2022 (US); 9 June 2022 (UK)
  • Amazon | Goodreads

Synopsis:

A twisty tale of magicians, con artists and card games, where secrets are traded and gambled like coin, for fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Mask of Mirrors. Never stake more than you can afford to lose.

When failed magician turned cardsharp Valen Quinol is given the chance to play in the Forbearance Game—the invitation-only tournament where players gamble with secrets—he can’t resist. Or refuse, for that matter, according to the petty gangster sponsoring his seat at the table. Valen beats the man he was sent to play, and wins the most valuable secret ever staked in the history of the tournament.

Now Valen and his motley crew are being hunted by thieves, gangsters, spies and wizards, all with their own reasons for wanting what’s in that envelope. It’s a game of nations where Valen doesn’t know all the rules or who all the players are, and can’t see all the moves. But he does know if the secret falls into the wrong hands, it could plunge the whole world into war…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alex Livingston grew up in various quiet New England towns before moving to Buffalo, NY to study English at Canisius College. He writes SFF prose and interactive fiction. Alex is married and lives in an old house with his brilliant wife and a pile of aged videogame systems.

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