Audiobook Review King of Fools (Shadow Game 2) by Amanda Foody

Posted January 25, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Amanda Foody
Audiobook Review King of Fools (Shadow Game 2) by Amanda FoodyKing of Fools Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 18
Published by Harlequin on April 30, 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Law & Crime, Epic, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Pages: 304
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“Ace of Shades has it all …an utter delight.”—Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn
“A rich, satisfying, complicated story. One of the best fantasy series I’ve read in years.”—Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray
The stunning sequel to ACE OF SHADES, the first book in Amanda Foody’s SHADOW GAME series. Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all...
Prim and proper Enne Salta never expected to team up with Levi Glaiyser, the City of Sin’s most famous con man. But winning the Shadow Game was not the victory they imagined, as now the duo are wanted for murder and Enne is forced to live in disguise as Séance, a mysterious figure of the underworld.
Thirsting for freedom and the chance to build his empire, Levi makes a deal with the estranged son of Mafia donna Vianca Augustine, while Enna remains trapped by Vianca’s binding oath, unsure which of which role to truly embrace: refined lady or cunning street lord?
As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, a dangerous game of crime and politics swirls around them. And when unforeseen players enter, they must each make an impossible choice: sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive...
Or die as legends.


The plot of King Fools revolves mostly around political elections. Both Levi and Enne get tangled on opposite the New Reynes Election sides. The two each debt themselves to helping someone else win and are offered more than they could dream of achieving. The politics of New Reynes is what makes this series so addictive you never know who to trust, and everyone wants to be in power.
Like the first book, this one is told from Anne, Jack, and Levi’s alternating perspectives. We see how each character’s development interplay with the others and how their storylines play out with having these three perspectives. Amanda foody expanded the world of New Reynes in this book and expanded on her characters’ depth. It is an excellent sequel with an intense plot filled with twists and turns that leave you wanting more. Up next Queen of Volts, the third and final volume in the Shadow Game Series.

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About Saskia Maarleveld

SASKIA MAARLEVELD is an AudioFile magazine Earphones Award–winning narrator living in New York City. Working full-time in the voice-over world, Saskia has recorded over 160 audiobooks. She switches seamlessly between accents and can often be heard speaking in British, Australian, New Zealand, and various European accents, in addition to her own American accent.

About Amanda Foody

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. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

Her novels include ACE OF SHADES, KING OF FOOLS, and DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY. The third book in THE SHADOW GAME series releases in Fall 2020.

Rating Report
Overall: 5

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