Royal Airs

Royal Airs

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  Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novel Troubled Waters . Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power…
 
Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city.
 
Rafe Adova, an outcast since he was born, lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no ambition other than cheating at the card tables--until the night he decides to help a girl named Corene, who looks like she's stumbled into the wrong bar.
 
She, too, is a princess--sister to Josetta, who finds her with Rafe. He fascinates her. Josetta has never encountered anyone like him--someone seemingly devoid of elemental blessings.
 
He is drawn to her, though he thinks they are unlikely to ever meet again--but their connection grows strong when she nurses him back to health after he is assaulted by foreign mercenaries. And when they learn the reason he's being hunted, they know that the truth about his history could endanger not only their love but also their very lives…
 
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425261712
0425261719
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 24 cm

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RogueJen
Jul 17, 2016

A nice addition to the world of the Elemental Blessings. I enjoyed reading more about Josetta and Corene and it was nice to see how they have grown and matured since the first book. I also liked learning more about the other countries that surround Welce - but it would be nice if the other societies were not all so brutally flawed (or if Shinn explained more about them so we get a fuller picture).

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

I am not much of a chick lit reader and these books would seem to be just the kind I would avoid but I really love this series. The world building is fantastic, all the magical features are fascinating and I even like the love interests.

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andreareads
Apr 09, 2014

An entertaining tale, but I wasn't totally satisfied with the ending. (The problem of the Berringey bloodline remains, as far as I'm concerned.)

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tayse
Mar 21, 2014

I enjoyed this read a lot. Sharon Shinn sure knows how to write about love and friendship. This is a real feel good book, just the way I like it.

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Apr 09, 2014

From the time she had been very young, she had known how to keep her temper. Navigating the shifting currents of palace intrigue had required a clear head and absolute concentration . . .

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andreareads
Apr 09, 2014

“I will take it as a given that you wish to do me honor, but I would be spared the tedium of experiencing it.”

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