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About The Queen’s Advantage by Jessie Mihalik

When Queen Samara Rani fulfills the promise she made to Emperor Valentin Kos to visit his court and meet with his advisors, she knows they won’t welcome her with open arms, especially when she’s been tasked with discovering the traitors within their ranks—traitors she tricked out of five million credits.

As soon as Samara begins her investigation it becomes clear that Valentin’s advisors want her gone and they aren’t picky about how. After their tactics turn violent, Samara and Valentin race to unravel the web of treachery and lies before the next attack ends in tragedy.

When the conflict escalates in ferocity and rumors start blaming Samara, she is forced to continue her hunt alone. Uncovering traitors is difficult when courtiers learn to lie before they learn to walk, and one misstep could cost her life. However, Rogue Queens aren’t easy to kill and Samara has more than a few tricks of her own.

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Review of The Queen’s Advantage

The Queen’s Advantage is as much mystery as it is SciFi. There is espionage and betrayal afoot and it is Samara’s job to figure out the culprit(s). There are so many suspects. And solving the mystery is critical. You see, whoever is at the bottom of the mystery is trying to get rid of Emperor Valentin, who also happens to be Samara’s romantic interest. I loved the action, the constant threats to both Samara and Valentin and the plot twists as the guilty party is slowly unveiled. I also liked how the romance is secondary to the plot of uncovering the traitor.

Samara and Valentin met in book 1, The Queen’s Gambit (my review here). While that story set up the circumstances for The Queen’s Advantage, you can read both as standalones. I like this series better than the author’s popular Polaris Rising. Readers of SciFi Romance will enjoy Jessie Mihalik’s Rogue Queen series. Shorter novels, they contain a perfect blend of romance and intra-galaxy action.

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