In a time of chaos and confusion, one girl has chosen her fate—and disaster has sealed it.
After joining the Order of the Crystal Daggers, led by her dauntless grandmother, Lady Penelope, Eleanora Svobodová set out to save her kingdom from oncoming devastation.
And she failed.
Following the attack on Prague Castle, Eleanora is determined to redeem herself. She sets out to win Karl's trust while distancing herself from Ferdy, whose secrets and lies have done nothing to stop her from falling in love with him. As she struggles to let him go, questions about the mission and her mother's past cause a rift between Amir and Lady Penelope and add to the growing discord between Eleanora and her brother.
But when a cunning provocateur arrives in Prague, Eleanora discovers there is an even more deadly game afoot, one that reaches into Amir's past and threatens Lady Penelope's future. Now, the members of the Order must work together if they are to uncover the true enemy hiding in Bohemia.
Can they work together despite their divisions? Or will their division lead to even more destruction?
Full of spies, secrets, and plenty of suspense, Prince of Secrets and Shadows is the second book in The Order of the Crystal Daggers, a spy adventure series from C. S. Johnson.
About the Author
C. S. Johnson is the author of several young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels, including The Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book picks up right where we left off with Kingdom of Ash and Soot. Ella has failed and preventing an attack at the castle but is determined to make up for it. She starts to train more and tries to distance herself from Ferdy. All the while she questions if this is the life she really wants. She wants to honor her mother yet she also desires freedom. But there is a greater threat that needs to be taken care of by the members of the Order working together, if they don’t kill each other first. I loved the first book and wanting to jump into Prince of Secrets and Shadows yet I was hesitant. It was the dreaded second book in a trilogy; would it follow like so many other books before? I had nothing to worry about; you jump right into this world where Ella and the others have changed, some becoming friends and others turning into enemies. Never knowing who is really there to protect you or kill you. This is fantastic sequel to Kingdom of Ash and Soot. I love Ella, she is a strong young woman that dreams of freedom yet will fight for what is right. You never really know the real intentions of those around her and although you hope that things will work out and she will have her freedom you end up just hoping the best for her. I strongly recommend checking out this series but I do feel it is better when read in order. Now I can’t wait to see what happens in the last book of the Order of the Crystal Daggers. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.