Sundays in bed with is a meme hosted by Midnight Book Girl but I came across it recently on Jill’s Book Blog. It is simply a chance to share the book that is by your bed at the moment (or that you wish was by your bed). This week the book on the arm of my sofa is The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim
I hadn’t read Six Crimson Cranes but managed to request The Dragon’s Promise as an ARC. Luckily, the library had the first one which I read and really enjoyed. Then I was ready to move straight onto this sequel. I love it when you can read a complete series and I do like this new tendency to duologies. There are a few trilogies where the middle book doesn’t really do anything. Restricting a series to two books can make the writing much tighter.
Blurb from Net Galley:
Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.
She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all the while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood.
The pearl itself is no ordinary cargo; it thrums with malevolent power, jumping to Shiori’s aid one minute, and betraying her the next – threatening to shatter her family and sever the thread of fate that binds her to her true love. It will take every ounce of strength Shiori can muster to defend the life and the love she’s fought so hard to win.
What are you reading this Sunday?