Vitala Salonius, champion of the warlike game of Caturanga, is as deadly as she is beautiful. She’s a trained assassin for the resistance, and her true play is for ultimate power. Using her charm and wit, she plans to seduce her way into the emperor’s bed and deal him one final, fatal blow,... show more
Vitala Salonius, champion of the warlike game of Caturanga, is as deadly as she is beautiful. She’s a trained assassin for the resistance, and her true play is for ultimate power. Using her charm and wit, she plans to seduce her way into the emperor’s bed and deal him one final, fatal blow, sparking a battle of succession that could change the face of the empire. As the ruler of a country on the brink of war and the son of a deposed emperor, Lucien must constantly be wary of an attempt on his life. But he’s drawn to the stunning Caturanga player visiting the palace. Vitala may be able to distract him from his woes for a while—and fulfill other needs, as well. Lucien’s quick mind and considerable skills awaken unexpected desires in Vitala, weakening her resolve to finish her mission. An assassin cannot fall for her prey, but Vitala’s gut is telling her to protect this sexy, sensitive man. Now she must decide where her heart and loyalties lie and navigate the dangerous war of politics before her gambit causes her to lose both Lucien and her heart for good.…
Publish date: April 2nd 2013
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Hearts and Thrones (#1)
Hmm....what to say... what to say... I was attracted to this book by the fact that it was fashioned as an epic fantasy/romance hybrid and that the heroine was a trained assassin. But when I finished the book I don't think Vitalia, the heroine, will go up there as one of the most effective assassins ...
Soon, the moment would come, the moment she’d spent eleven years preparing for. Could she seduce and kill Emperor Lucien? The answer is a resounding NO. I DNFed this book at 25% because, really, there is no fucking point. She wasn't going to kill the motherfucker anyway. It's not only terrible, it b...
Assassin's Gambit was a pleasant surprise. I stumbled on a review somewhere that didn't really like it. I find two and three star reviews on Goodreads the most useful because when people give me a critical analysis of what didn't work for them, I can decide if it would work for me. Well, I saw it...
What an unexpected treat! :DI loved this book!It has fantasy, intrigue, romance and sizzling chamistry!Vitala is deadly! She's been trained for years to kill the Emperor and it is inconceivable that she's falling for him!Lucien is in a very difficult position: in an Empire where phisical strenght is...
I really enjoyed this read. I went through it very fast because I couldn't put it down. Being the first novel that Amy Raby has put out, I know her books are only going to get better from here. I am impatiently awaiting October when the sequel is released:)