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Crush the King

(2020)
(The third book in the Crown of Shards series)
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A fierce gladiator queen must face off against her enemies in an epic battle in this next thrilling installment of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series—an action-packed adventure full of magic, murderous machinations, courtly intrigue, and pulse-pounding romance.

Queen Everleigh Blair of Bellona has survived the mass murder of the royal family, become a fearsome warrior trained by an elite gladiator troupe, and unleashed her ability to destroy magic. After surviving yet another assassination attempt orchestrated by the conniving king of Morta, Evie has had enough. It’s time to turn the tables and take the fight to her enemies. 

There is no better opportunity to strike than during the Regalia Games, a time when warriors, nobles, and royals from all the kingdoms come together to compete in various sporting events. With the help of her loyal friends, Evie goes on the attack at the Regalia, but things don’t turn out the way she hopes. Soon, she is facing a terrifying new threat, and she will have to dig deep and learn even more about her growing magic if she has any chance of defeating her foes.

Because to secure her throne and ensure her kingdom’s survival, Evie must think like a true Bellonan: she must outsmart and outwit her enemies . . . and crush the king.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The definition of epic fantasy; exciting, original...Long live the Winter Queen." - Ilona Andrews

"Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series is a fantasy lover’s thrill ride. Stunning magic, epic battles, masterful political plays, strong friendships, shocking twists, a touch of romance, and enemies to absolutely hate while others surprise you make this story unputdownable and one for the keeper shelf. Estep gives us a heroine to root for, whose bravery and cunning set her apart and whose compassion and loyalty will keep readers turning the pages to see what this remarkable leader will do next. Everleigh Blair isn’t only a Winter Queen; she’s an avalanche." - Amanda Bouchet

"CRUSH THE KING is a truly epic climax to a fantastic trilogy. With glittering pageantry, lethal magic, and political conniving among warring kingdoms, the story kept me rapt with anticipation?and the truly glorious ending satisfied in style. The Crown of Shards is an action-packed, magical ride, and I loved seeing Everleigh grow from hunted girl to confident queen. Long live the Winter Queen!" - Jeffe Kennedy

"Betrayal put Everleigh Blair on the throne and treachery threatens to take her off. But Queen Everleigh survives the dangerous and vindictive courtly world and emerges a true Winter Queen - this is a gripping tale of one woman's survival and triumph." - Julia London


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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crush the King (A Crown of Shards Novel)
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
ISBN: 0-06-279769-7 / 978-0-06-279769-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Crush the King: A Crown of Shards Novel (The Crown of Shards Series)
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
ISBN: 1-09-411686-6 / 978-1-09-411686-0
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Crush the King: A Crown of Shards Novel (The Crown of Shards Series)
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
ISBN: 1-09-411687-4 / 978-1-09-411687-7
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Crush the King: Library Edition
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
ISBN: 1-09-411685-8 / 978-1-09-411685-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Crush the King: A Crown of Shards Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Crush the King: A Crown of Shards Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Crush the King: A Crown of Shards Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Crush the King: A Crown of Shards Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Crush the King (A Crown of Shards Novel Book 3)
Author(s): Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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