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A Vicious Game

By Melissa Blair
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Publisher Description

The thrilling third entry in the high fantasy saga that started with BookTok sensation A Broken Blade.
“It seems fate has dealt me the same hand again. I know how to play it.” 
A new king is on the throne and the rebellion lies in ruins. Keera spends her days drinking and her nights avoiding the strange dreams that have haunted her since she returned from the capital.

Keera’s family in Myrelinth won’t let her go without a fight. With new intelligence about the magical seals left behind by Keera’s ancient kin, the Light Fae, she rallies to face her demons and unleash the formidable powers she inherited from her people. But a shocking truth is hiding in plain sight, one with the power to unravel the entire rebellion...

The pivotal third installment in the Halfling Saga will upend everything Keera thought she knew about her enemies . . . and her allies.
The third entry in the Halfling Saga, the epic tale of a deadly assassin with a mysterious past, set in a lush fantasy world of Mortals, Elves, Halflings, and Fae, A Vicious Game is perfect for readers who enjoyed the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and other romantic fantasy books, especially those seeking LGBTQ+ romance or BIPOC representation.

76 Reviews

“This was by far the best book in the series thus far. From Keera letting her grief start to consume her again, to mastering it yet again and using it to fight back against Damien, I enjoyed the entire book. I also loved how Gerarda joined the crew and how it gave she and Keera a chance to grow closer. They set most of their rivalry aside and become comrades. I enjoyed reading about their journeys together. The idea of having to break the seals to unleash the magic was a fun concept and the book was also well paced. There was a lot of plot development between each seal being broken so the read was not overwhelming and easy to follow. The only thing keeping me from giving it five stars is still the weird relationship between Riven/Killian and Keera. I thought Riven’s revelation was an ass pull and I was not fond of it but I am glad he’s no longer in pain after breaking the final seal. Also really bummed that it seems he’s lost his powers. Also, where tf is Nikolai?? And I have to wait until January to see how this ends? I am impatiently waiting lol”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersOriginal writingTwistyDark settingMagical settingDarkThought-provokingSelf-harm
Anxious Face with sweat
Characters change and growTwistyMagical settingViolence

About Melissa Blair

Melissa Blair (she/her/kwe) is an Anishinaabe-kwe of mixed ancestry living in Turtle Island and the author of A Broken Blade, the first book in The Halfling Saga. She splits her time between Treaty 9 in Northern Ontario and the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg in Ottawa, Canada. She has a graduate degree in applied linguistics and discourse studies, loves movies, and hates spoons. Melissa has a BookTok account (@melissas.bookshelf on TikTok) where she discusses and reviews her favorite books, including Indigenous and queer fiction, sapphic books, LGBTQ+ romance, feminist literature, and non-fiction.

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