The Affiliate Synopsis:
On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen as an Affiliate to the Queen.
Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have…
King Edric himself.
Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new Ascension series.
Not only is this lush fantasy gorgeously written, it’s also home to one of my new favorite heroines! Cyrene is sarcastic, witty, clever, gorgeous and doesn’t sit on the sidelines while the men handle things. I always enjoy a strong protagonist, but part of me secretly LOVES when it’s a female character I can relate to in any small way. As you would expect with a fantasy adventure there are certainly some dashing men, and some skeevy folks thrown in the mix. Full of action, intrigue, deception and betrayal, The Affiliate is not just a story about a girl finding her place in a world gone topsy-turvy. It’s also about her learning to stay true to herself along the way. Linde has a great deal of verve for the written word as the lyrical prose flows off the pages so smoothly you can almost hear it being sung in your ear. If you have never read a fantasy novel, this would be a great time to start!
***ARC provided free of charge, all opinions are my own and no compensation was provided.***
K.A. Linde Bio:
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper.
When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling to visit her friends who live all over the country, and still reading anything she can get her hands on. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.
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