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King of Fools

You turn the pages of King of Fools like a pair of dice in your hands.

After Ace of Shades, you know the high risk stakes of a bad play, but the thrill of a good hand keeps you absorbed in this game of kings and fools. Amanda Foody is an author who knows how to play her pages like a game of cards where the building anticipation and flashes of the future make you lean forward as to not miss a second of the game Enne and Levi puppeteer.

Even so, the dealer always holds a secret and Foody keeps her greatest trump card under her sleeve until the final hand.

When you pick up King of Fools, be prepared for a serious reading session! Enne and Levi are evolving fantastically as characters and the ongoing game of politics and deception within New Reynes will have readers smiling like a Cheshire Cat. Now the question remains who will be crowned as the next legend of The City of Sin-or will all the Families fade into the pages of history?

Favorite Quotes

"Luck was a mechanism to be devised, and luck and destiny were merely two sides of the same coin."

If asked, Levi would deny believing in destiny. Five years on the streets of the City of Sin had taught him that destiny and luck were for the desperate and the thickheaded.

"Despite his many recent and frightening brushes with death, the thought of failure scared him more. He would rather die a legend than end his life in anonymity."

"My only ulterior motive is curiosity."

"It didn't matter that she'd escape today-from now on, she'd always have to run."

About the Book

King of Fools (The Shadow Game #2)

by Amanda Foody Publisher: Inkyard Press Release Date: April 30th 2019

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult


Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...

Or die as legends.

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About the Author

Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

Her books include Daughter of the Burning City and Ace of Shades.

The next installment of The Shadow Game, King of Fools, releases on April 30, 2019.

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