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"Once again, I found myself plummeting into the world of Ourea. Although I really enjoyed reading Lichgates, I loved Treason... Some of the twists are just amazing, and I can't wait to read Heritage. Boyce, you need to write faster."
-Christie Rich, author of the Elemental Enmity series

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Top 100 Epic Fantasy

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Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful ...

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Overview

"Once again, I found myself plummeting into the world of Ourea. Although I really enjoyed reading Lichgates, I loved Treason... Some of the twists are just amazing, and I can't wait to read Heritage. Boyce, you need to write faster."
-Christie Rich, author of the Elemental Enmity series

Spring 2013 Amazon Rankings
Top 100 Epic Fantasy

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Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that compromises everything she believes in... and things don't go as planned.

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who-and what-he is. He has to face the facts. He's a prince. He's a murderer. He's a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he's out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.

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Novels in the Grimoire Saga:
Lichgates (#1)
Treason (#2)
Heritage (#3)
Illusion (#4) - Available Fall 2014

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NikkiJefford.com - Nikki Jefford
"Boyce has killer talent and a writing voice that rivals any New York Times megastar. The Grimoire Trilogy, quite simply, is awesome."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939997098
  • Publisher: Caffeinated Books Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/27/2012
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 401,930
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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S. M. Boyce is a lifelong writer with a knack for finding adventure and magic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Uninteresting. Felt I wasted my time.

    Uninteresting. Felt I wasted my time.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

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    Review: Treason, by S.M. Boyce

    This is a review of an ARC copy of Treason

    I don’t think I’ve had as great of a reaction to any book as I have this one; well not since I read The Grimoire: Lichgates back in February. S.M. Boyce comes back with book two of the Grimoire trilogy, and comes back STRONG! I honestly didn’t think Lichgates could be topped on my all-time favorites list. Treason surpassed it with flying colors.

    For those readers who have read Lichgates already, they know how talented Boyce is in creating the world of Ourea. For those who don’t know, let me tell you. Boyce’s world-building skills haven’t diminished since book one. They may even have gotten better. Ourea, all of its kingdoms, hidden nooks and crannies, the glimpses of the real world that the reader gets, they all show such beauty while having constant danger everywhere. Ourea is a dangerous place. It goes with the territory. Despite the danger it’s a place I’d love to visit if it were to be real.

    What I also enjoyed were the new characters in Treason. All the old favorites from Lichgates are back as well, don’t worry about missing them. They come back even better this time! The complexities of all S.M.’s characters allow for plot twists, extensive and unfolding histories, hope and fear for the future. Each character has an agenda and each character influences others whether they know it or not.

    It’s this complex world and character system that makes Treason, and The Grimoire Trilogy in general, what it really is. It’s an epic movie unfolding before the reader’s eyes. I don’t know if I was really reading the words on a page, as much as I was watching vivid images play in my head. I couldn’t not turn the page even when a chapter was over. I wanted to keep reading in order to find out what was in store for Kara, Braeden, and the rest of my favorite characters (especially the adorable fur-ball Flick).

    I could go on for hours pointing out what I loved about this book. I also am confident in saying I have nothing negative to say…nothing at all…about this book. There are plot twists galore. There’s also one MAJOR twist that even after reading it a few times to make sure I read it correctly I still didn’t see coming. I can’t believe it really. It was so seamlessly and stealthily thrown in there, it was like “*POW* I’m a ninja.” If I had the space to do so, I would have been flipping and bouncing off the walls of my room. No lie.

    I only have one last thing to say. Boyce, please for the love of all things bookily holy…please go write Heritage. I NEED to complete my journey through Ourea with Kara!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    Overview: Reading Lichgates is a requirement before picking up

    Overview: Reading Lichgates is a requirement before picking up this sequel. The author wastes no time or space reviewing what happens in book one. The writing was less flowery and descriptive than the first book, which is good for speeding up the pace, but bad because I truly love the way S.M. Boyce describes the world she created in her trilogy. Still, this is an excellent continuation to the series and I recommend it to everyone that has read Lichgates. Like the first book, this one is definitely appropriate for MG and YA readers.

    Characters: Kara has always questioned authority but now she must learn to lead to save Braedon and Ourea. She pushes Braedon away to try to protect him and he does the same to her – which only makes their situations more dire. Braedon is a tortured soul who must question the limits of his Blood bound or risk losing everything that’s dear to him. I think their characters definitely evolved from the first book. They have become not only more mature but also have a harder time resisting very adult urges. The other characters from the first book share limited page time and the only one that definitely feels more developed is Gavin. Of course, Carden is my favorite character. He plays such an excellent villain.

    Plot: I thought that this book had less of an epic feel than the first. The primary plot seems to be Kara and Braedon trying to figure out a way to be together, despite all odds against them. There are a few great action/torture scenes but it’s feels tamer than the first book. Still, the storyline is compelling to read and I found myself finishing Treason much faster than Lichgates.

    Ending: Like the first book, it is obvious that the story isn’t over. I’m anxious to figure out what the next stage is for the characters, but this definitely didn’t end as a cliffhanger.

    (I received a copy in exchange for my honest review as part of the blog tour.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2014

    Book exchanged for an honest review Kara Magari is The Current

    Book exchanged for an honest review

    Kara Magari is The Current Vagabond in Ourea. She's spent the past several months training and learning what it means to be Vagabond with the help of Braeden  Drakonin. Braeden is The Blood Heir of Stele and remains hidden in Hillsdian form for his own protection. The First Vagabond wants Kara to create Vagabond army but Kara is reluctant to do so. The Blood want to control Kara for their own gains. All of Ourea is waiting for war which will happen sooner or later despite Kara's efforts of peace. Kara's fighting her attraction to Braeden for varying reasons. Will The Blood learn Braeden's secret? Can Kara prevent war? Will Kara create Vagabond army? Your answers await you in Treason.




    I enjoyed the first book more than this one. The story is good and writing is excellent. I just feel I missed a connection somewhere in the reading of the book. Don't get me wrong the characters are interesting and unique. The concept for this series is unique and creative and worth reading. I would continue reading this author in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Awesome

    Loved it!

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Wow S.M. Boyce has done it again this book really worked me up.

    Wow S.M. Boyce has done it again this book really worked me up. I had to stop reading at one point cause i could not see thru the tears i was shedding. Then right as thought okay i got this we can get thru this the plot twist at the end wow just blew me out of the water. I had to start book three right away. Amazing series a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Will keep you waiting for the next book.

    Enjoyed this whole series so far. Ready for the final book to come out to complete the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    NP...series does not disappoint...it gets better!

    Book 2 has 1042 pages but you fly through them because you can't put the book down. It is creative and believable how the plots take dips and turns bringing you in further to surpass your expectations of the series. I would love for the author, Ms Boyce, to continue nurturng this series and give us more books to read about Breandon and Kara and their blossoming love while dealing with the continuing mess in Ourea. Happy Reading book lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Amazing

    If you enjoyed reading eragon these books are for you. The plot twists and turns will keep you up reading all night!

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

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    This series is just amazing! Treason, the second installment jus

    This series is just amazing! Treason, the second installment just proves it. I absolutely love everything about the world and the plot lines. There's always new secrets to be discovered and new epic battles to be fought. The world building still amazes me and I love every adventure we get to witness.




    So let's start with the characters that aren't the main two, like the original Vagabond (O.V.) and Gavin. I still don't trust the O.V. at all. There was something I didn't like about him in the first book, and it is still there in this one more. With Gavin, I kind of did a ninety degree angle. I say that because I don't completely love him, but I understand him and I actually felt bad for him in a few parts through out the book. I'm also really hoping we get to see Adele and Garrett in the future. I really like them as characters.




    With our two leads, Kara and Braeden... I just love them more than ever. Kara literally goes through every ringer possible in this one and watching her keep it together through it all just proves how awesome she is as a protagonist. I'm also really happy of some of the things revealed in this book for her. On the other side is Braeden, whom I absolutely positively adore. Braeden is strong, and fierce, and loyal, and his heart is always in the right place. I just could not love him enough and I really hope he and Kara get a happily ever after.




    I adore everything about Ourea and everyone in it (well maybe not everyone). See, a contemporary has to suck me right in the beginning or it's a lost cause to me. Fantasy on the other hand is my baby. It never ceases to blow my mind with how creative some authors can get and how well they can take us on a journey. This series does just that and I cannot wait to start Heritage!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Even better than book one.

    This book was better than book one. I enjoyed book one the the author took a few chapters to develope a writing style. It was still a great book and original story. Book two has none of that. The writer as really developed the characters and kept the story original. This series is a gem. So glad i stumbled on to it.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Fantastic book.

    Fantastic book.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Fantastic read

    It's rare a book pleasantly surprises me, but this book did just that. While I enjoyed the first book in the series, this one was even better. I won't ruin it for any readers but I was thrilled that this book threw something at me I didn't expect (since I am one of those people who almost always knows the ending of a book or movie well before getting there). Run, don't walk to purchase this and go ahead and buy book #3 in the series since you'll be buying it a two or three days later (depending on how fast you can read).
    Enjoy how S.M. Boyce took her time to develop the hero and heroine in book one, and how it continues in book #2. It's done in a way that you fall for them and enjoy it as it happens. Learn who Kara can trust and who fails. And then buy book #3 - that won't disappoint either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Love it

    Love this series! It's original, unpredictable, and intelligent. Buying #3 now!

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    Great series, wonderful story line

    Very descriptive, you are taken to the author's world. I started book one as a free nook for pc book around Christmas, just had to spend my christmas on the this book and immediately checked for book 3 when I finished this one. I just could not wait to find out what happens next. Trying to go slower with the 3rd one as the next one will not be out til this summer. I do not want too much time between when I finish this one and the next one. I am already impatient for the last book. I do hope to read more of her work in future. The world she describes and the races that inhabit it are amazing.

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  • Posted January 23, 2014

    This is one of the best fantasy series I've read in a long time.

    This is one of the best fantasy series I've read in a long time. It is fresh, entertaining and well written. I am very glad I bought it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Awesome!!!

    One of the best books I have ever read. I would definitley reccommend this book if you like fantasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    A

    I just love these books can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

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    This Series Just Keeps Getting Better!

    Read from October 29 to November 03, 2013 — I own a copy

    I’m hooked, completely! I read S. M. Boyce’s first Grimoire Saga book, Lichgates a while back, made a note to read more, and well, let’s just say FINALLY, I can say, WOW, book 2 in the series, Treason went above and beyond in the “Leave me alone, I’m reading” department! Again I was thrust into Kara’s new world, and again, I was in awe of the non-stop action, the tension, the characters, their world, but most of all, I was impressed with the creative genius of the author and her ability to bring fantasy to life!

    Not one page dragged, as I was taken from one point of action to another, all while feeling like I was watching everything happen on multiple screens. Every character felt important to the story, every action, every deceit and betrayal had me in knots. Kara is an amazing character, but without those around her, whether good or bad, could she rise as the power she is becoming! Filled with surprises, twists and revelations, Treason has built on the world created in Lichgates and made it an intriguing place to be, if only for a few hours.

    As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Boyce has a gift that I am so grateful she has shared with readers everywhere. If you weren’t a fantasy reader before, I’m pretty sure this series will make you one!

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    Treason: Ms Boyce has done it again!! I had the hardest time put

    Treason: Ms Boyce has done it again!! I had the hardest time putting this book down, leading to some very late night/early morning bed times.
     She continues building the world of Ourea along w/the characters & you never tire of what you discover on the journey. As Kara &
     Braedon face their trials & revelations they grow stronger individually & as "friends". They experience a lot of highs & lows throughout
    the story that you will find yourself experiencing as well.  There were even a few times when I would comment out loud on something
    that happened, or I would be choked up & crying, yelling at someone in the book, or laughing, & my husband was asking me to repeat
    myself or if I was okay.  Ms Boyce ends the book w/revelations that will definitely surprise you. I know that it was the last thing I expected,
    & had me diving straight into the third book even though it was the wee hours of the morning. . if you haven't already read the first book
    in the series Lichgate I highly recommend that you do so, and grab the others as well, because you are going to want them handy when
    you finish each one. Now I am off to finish reading Heritage, which is everything I have begun to expect from Ms. Boyce & more.

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