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The Challenge

(Circle of Conspiracy #1)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Friend against friend, lover against lover,
ally against ally. Conflict is coming …

Nine months have passed since Brynne Sullyan helped forge an alliance between the realms of Albia and Andaryon. A fragile peace reigns as both sides recover from the events of the previous year. Then mysterious raiders strike Andaryon villages.
Attempts are made on the life of Albia’s High
Paperback, 426 pages
Published April 19th 2014 by Albia Publishing
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J.P. Wilder
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is an epic (and heroic) fantasy, a genre I like very much. Though I won’t try to compare this book to the masters, it has a depth of history and a magic system that is really strong. I was very impressed and happily surprised.

The characters in this book are well written, and have a lot of history, which (besides making for great, deep characters) is required due to all the sub-plotting and conspiratorial stuff that is happening in the back ground. The conflict in the book between char
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having been a fan of Cas Peace's first trilogy, I was more than eager for this novel. I wasn't disappointed. The book does start at an easy pace. I certainly didn't mind meeting up with old friends, having been so familiar with them and their prior adventures. Don't let the early chapters deceive you if you're new to the series and crave lots of action and mystery. Peace, as always, delivers on both scores. I'm not one to make heavy speculations or mightily try to unravel the truths sealed in a ...more
Donna Weaver
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another stellar offering in this series. I love the characters, and my heart goes out to them. Boy, what can I say? Sometimes authors are just mean to their characters!
Gordon Long
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

“The Challenge” is the first volume in the “Circle of Conspiracy” trilogy and the fourth book in Cas Peace’s sweeping “Artesans of Albia” cycle. Positioned in the middle of this epic, it does a good job of holding its unique place in the notable hierarchy, although it is not a stand-alone novel.

This book is on a smaller scale than earlier novels of the series. No sweeping battle scenes and dramatic duels here; much of the conflict takes place in whispered rumour, innuendo and political machinati
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sullyan's and her friends' battles are just beginning in Cas Peace's The Challenge. I fell in love with the world Peace created in the first trilogy Artesans of Albia. From the magic systems to the different realms, I enjoyed understanding more about the world created. The book started out strong for me, but then again, Taran is one of my favorite characters and the reason I fell in love with the very first Artesans of Albia book. He's honorable, caring, and has so much room to grow. Yet as I re ...more
Lynette Bicknell
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant book by Cas Peace. A fast paced, intricate plot where loyalties are tested and allegiances are undermined. Cas’s expert story telling draws you into this wonderful world she has created and immerses you into the lives of the characters, and then you are along for the ride. This is a must read, and I am so glad there are still 5 more books still to come!
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