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Royal Bastards
Royal Bastards | Andrew Shvarts
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana's uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead-with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart-if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . .
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Kar2b
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I‘ve had this ARC for a while and finally read it. I loved it! Tilla is such a strong female lead, and her band of bastards - Jax, Miles, and Zell, along with their accidental companion, Lyriana, were very well rounded and likeable. I found myself turning the pages with anticipation in this fast-paced adventure. Now I‘m looking forward to reading the next two books in this series.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Today's read!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I enjoyed this, it made me laugh at the snark, wince at the teenage angst and hold my breath when fictional characters lives were on the line. By no means a perfect read (as many Goodreads reviews attest - this is a book that seems to veer between one and five stars reviews), I liked the concept and since I purchased it in 2017 (😅🙄) the rest of the trilogy has been published - I can (theoretically) keep right on reading.

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e.c.vitoria
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Lady_Tigana_20 ❤️ this picture! 3y
e.c.vitoria 💜 Thank You!! @Lady_Tigana_20 3y
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e.c.vitoria
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InBooksILive
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I loved this book! It has action, heartbreak, love, loss, death, bloody battles, an adventure that makes the whole cast grow and mature so much.
This one deserves much more recognition than it gets! 5 out of 5 stars!

Full review; www.inbooksiliveblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/review-royal-bastards-by-andrew-shvarts/

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InBooksILive
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This arrived in the mail today! It's always just sounded so good so I finally grabbed a copy. #bookmail

ShelleyBooksie Looking forward to your review 4y
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e.c.vitoria
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IheartYA
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1. Summer will be working and hanging out at the pool.
2. Royal Bastards
3. None really. There's a movie coming out for a book I couldn't get into, Darkest Minds maybe? Figured if I watch it I may be able to get into the book.
4. 😊😍🙂😝☹
5. @TheDaysGoBy @Ddzmini @imabusybee @LibrarianRyan @kamoorephoto @callielafleur @erinreads @CatLass007 @JenlovesJT47 👋😻💋
#friyayintro

JenlovesJT47 😄💚🤗 4y
callielafleur 😎💜😎 4y
Ddzmini 🤣😋🧐 4y
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CatLass007 😻😹🐈 4y
imabusybee Thanks for the tag 😍 when I figure out how to seperate my photos I will post 😝 4y
kamoorephoto When I figure out how to give a non-lame answer for how I will spend my summer, I will answer.... 4y
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e.c.vitoria
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IheartYA
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I liked this more than I thought I would. The story was fast paced. I didn't know what to expect next. The main character's voice got on my nerves a lot and did not jive with the genre. "LIKE, YA KNOW?" It also annoys me when the antagonist spills his secret/plan all too easily toward the end. Overall, this is a pick.

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IheartYA
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So far so good. The voice of the main character gets on my nerves but I'm enjoying the story.

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Bookfan1414
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Book binge book 3... What a book! I mean my background music was definitely not suited to the storyline but that‘s okay because the story made me not listen to my music. So many emotions running through me.

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Tanzy13
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Tilla, the bastard daughter of Lord Elric Kent, wants to earn her father‘s love and be legitimized as his true heir. But when she and a group of fellow bastards sneak out after a feast, they witness their parents, commit a horrific act of treason. Framed for a murder and sent on the run, the bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a war that will tear their kingdom apart, if they can survive the journey...

rubyslippersreads I think it's kind of funny that this is published by Disney. What would Walt say about that title? 😄 5y
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ChasingOm
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Picked the tagged book off my shelf after watching @SassenachTheBookWizard review it on her YouTube channel. Cuddled up with my new blanket, my coffee, and this lil‘ man. 😊

cathysaid Precious 💕 5y
SassenachTheBookWizard Omg puppy!!!!!!!! I hope you love it! 5y
heikemarie Sounds like a very happy place to be! 5y
ChasingOm @SassenachTheBookWizard It was great! I can‘t wait for the next one. 👍🏼 5y
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Missusb
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Missusb
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Have you ever ordered a book when you first hear of it, but as time passes and the book finally comes out, you now find you're a bit meh? That's how I feel today. Happy for people to talk this book (back) up... #tbr #yafantasy #oohmap

MarriedtoMrT Yup! 5y
398.2 This sounds good! 5y
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Big-Book-Little-Book
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This book was so much more than I anticipated; it had more energy, more action, more gruesome ends and more pulse raising horrors- from the shudder inducing cave dwellers to the horrific aftermath of war. A gripping, fast paced read. Fair warning- parts of the book make uncomfortable reading, particularly those with a gentle disposition and a completely understandable aversion to our eight legged friends!

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kate_reads
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I‘ve had this on my list for so long and I finally took the plunge today. Super easy, fun read. I‘m ready for Book 2. Now back to watching Alabama dominate 😬

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e.c.vitoria
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☕Happy National Coffee Day 😁.

#bookchevron #bookandvine #bookorigami

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Preciouz29
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I picked this up from the library thinking it would be a quick, throw away read. It was a quick read; I devoured this book! It was so much more than I was expecting and I can't wait for the next in the series!

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TheLittlestBook
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Mehso-so

I felt that if the book had been a bit longer it could have had a little more depth to it, but otherwise it was a great read.

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coastalreader
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It was my bath time read. Very easy to digest, with easy stop and start points, until the last 3/4 of the book. Couldn't put it down even for a snack break.

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TheOneWomanLibrary
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. . . I did a bad thing. I bought another book and it's still July . . . So here's book number 8 of my July haul. 😅😂😌

@barnesandnoble why do you tempt me so? (Please note; I'm not actually asking you to stop. 😂)

#barnesandnoble #hypedbook #newbook #julyhaul #hardcover #royalbastards #andrewshvarts #ya #yafantasy #booksonthebed #ididathing #booksmakemehappy #ineedmorebooks #ineedmorebookshelves #quickphoto #icanttakephotostosavemylife

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realitysabore
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I really enjoyed this book! Although there a couple of little things that bugged me. I'm also fairly sure i'm overly salty about a character death 😂

My full review is on my blog but this is a great debut with loads of originality to it! I'm looking forward to book two!

#Bookstagram #bookphotography #yabooks #bibliophile #RoyalBastards #AndrewShvarts #fantasybooks #vscobooks

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PageDreamer
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Mehso-so

I finished reading this one two weeks ago. I liked the characters (especially Zell) and the whole plot! I loved how Tilla and her friends each have their own inner battles, it makes them so relatable. There is so many great things about this book. The only thing I didn't like was that it felt like it was over pretty quickly. I feel like on their journey, more things should've happened. The big final fight scene was almost anti-climatic.

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IrrelevantReader
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🙃

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realitysabore
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Currently Reading 📖

I love how I say that and I'm almost done with it 😂 I think I'll forever be salty about one event in this book, I'm not going to lie 😭

#bookphotography #ya #yalovin #Bookstagram #bookgram #igreads #royalbastards #bibliophile #currentlyreading

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Readasaurus_rex
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I'm doing a giveaway on my Instagram. Two books, a book sleeve, and a bookmark. Check it out @Readasaurus_rex for more details!

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Legxleg
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I didn't think modern dialogue in fantasy books bothered me that much but yikes, this paragraph is hard to read

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TbrandBeyond
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I might have went overboard at the sale at Chapters/Indigo today 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Haven't hauled this many in a long time. Can't wait yo read these though 😍 Have you read any of these. Thoughts?
#bookhaul

Melissa_J Wow! That's a mighty impressive book haul 📚📚📚 5y
Kristy_K I loved Made You Up and The Walled City was good too! 5y
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TbrandBeyond @Melissa_J haha thanks lol my wallet hates me today lol 5y
TbrandBeyond @Kristy_K oh good!! Can't wait to try them ♥️ 5y
Kalalalatja Asking for it is really great! 👍 5y
rachelsbrittain I really liked 5y
Soubhiville 😲 wow! Enjoy! 5y
StaceyKondla Fantastic book haul!! ❤❤ 5y
[DELETED] 206653737 Dumplin was good. Have a few of the others on my TBR but that's the only one I've read. 5y
TbrandBeyond @Kalalalatja oh good, it was a blind buy for me so I was hoping it would be decent! 5y
TbrandBeyond @EmilyChristine me too! It made my top ten last year and to make it better when I got it home - I saw it was signed 😍😍 5y
TbrandBeyond @Soubhiville Thank you 😊 5y
TbrandBeyond @bookish22 oh awesome 💕 5y
EmilyChristine @NovelDescent Signed?!? Omg! Awesome find! 5y
TbrandBeyond @EmilyChristine yes, never had that happen to me at Chapters and I guess it was the only one signed so luck was on my side for once 😂 5y
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IrrelevantReader
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Excited to start this new adventure today

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e.c.vitoria
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Added a new book to my stack of need-to-reads 🙈. I don't do TBRs cause I'm a big-time mood reader but this is definitely one I need to read soon.

#coverlove #bookandflowers #books #bookandnature #toberead #bookandvine

georgianicolaoublog I read depending on my mood too! This book looks so good :) 5y
e.c.vitoria In a lot of ways I prefer it but it can be a pain in the butt too. Right, I can't wait for this one! @georgianicolaoublog 5y
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Kylielovesbooks
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Here is my July TBR!
☀️Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
☀️Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
☀️First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
☀️Everland by Wendy Spinale
☀️The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

398.2 I enjoyed Metaltown. I met the author for her book signing for the glass arrow. She's very likable. I ended up buying her other series Article 5 because of how passionate she was. 5y
Kylielovesbooks @398.2 yay! I'm really excited to read that one! 5y
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decorating.reader
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@Whimsify has such fun boxes!! Go check them out: whimsifybox.com , more July boxes will be available on the 3rd and you can use BOOKIE10 to save 10% 😆
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Have any of you read Royal Bastards?

398.2 It's on my TBR list. Sounds good 5y
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Booklovertale
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Did anyone of you already read 'Royal Bastards'? I'm so excited for it but didn't have time to start it yet.

#andrewshvarts #reading #booklover #booknerd

398.2 Haven't read it yet but it's on my list. It sounds good. What do you think of it? 5y
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Mytimeoutshelf
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I loved Royal Bastards!! In the beginning I thought maybe this book was meant for younger readers but as I continued that was definitely not the case! This book had me laughing throughout and then there were moments I was close to tears! This book has it all...friendship, family, betrayal, love, adventure and magic! Can't wait to read the next book!!

#yalit

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Mytimeoutshelf
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It's storming outside and that's my favorite kind of reading weather!! Finishing up with dinner then curling up with this book!!! 😍😍😍

#royalbastards #andrewshvarts #currentlyreading #yalit

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demmi_writist
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Looks like Instagram is mad at me for making a Litsy account because the app crashes every time I try to open it since this morning! 😭 I really hope I can fix it soon but in the mean time I can explore Litsy a bit more! 😊

Royal Bastards is another book in my way too long summer tbr! Huge thanks to Kailey at Enchanted Book Box for sending it in May's box! 😘

#books #booklover #bookworm #bookaholic
#bookaddict #booknerd #reading #booklove

livelaughread This is one of the books I definitely want to read this summer 😊 5y
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Ur_Book_Buddy
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Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty that is the book map for Royal Bastards? 😍 The blood splatter is a nice touch too. 😉

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mcummings206
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Friendship, love, running-for-their-lives, danger lurking around every corner and of course betrayal. I loved how Tilla figured out what she wanted in the end and that she chose to save innocents, not play the political game. Strong character by the end, oh and a little bit of romance. :)

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NotthePathtoNarnia
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This book was such an amazing adventure! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was fast paced, the characters are amazing, and the world building is beautifully done. I need to know more about Lightspire and what happens to my precious babies.

I am so excited to see what happens in the next installment. My spoiler free review is up on the blog! Link in bio. Have you read Royal Bastards? What did you think of it?

Mugglelibrarycandles I read the excerpt of this today and now I need it! 5y
NotthePathtoNarnia Let me know what you think of it once you do read it. I love it!!! @Mugglelibrarycandles 5y
Mugglelibrarycandles @NotthePathtoNarnia I will!!! First I have to get my hands on a copy 😂 5y
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MrBook Great review and pic, right @BookBabe ? Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. I think you're going to like it here 😉🙌🏻. It's the most positive, tight-knit, passionate community of bibliophiles 😎👌🏻! Prepare yourself: this will take over your life 😂👏🏻. 5y
Spinatale I like your review! Can't wait to read this one 😊 5y
oasisgirlmd Ok I have to check this out now!! 5y
Jamesfahyauthor Yay! Lovely to see you over here too insta-buddy 😁💕 5y
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cbookaddiction
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bookishhowler Ugh I need to book so badly!! 😱🌚 5y
Eviebookish I just got this in the mail last week! Also, love your pin 👌 5y
cbookaddiction @bookishhowler I've heard great things about it! 5y
cbookaddiction @Eviebookish I've been hearing such amazing things about it! 5y
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theundergroundbookdom
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Rating: 4.25/5 stars! Really enjoyed this book, one of my favourite books this year. It had a Game of Thrones feel to it, which I loved because I'm a GoT fan!😍

LuniReads I just finished this book last night and I definitely enjoyed it!😁 great photo!😍 5y
theundergroundbookdom @LuniReads yay!! I'm so glad you liked the book!💕😍 and thank you!😘 5y
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bookgirl14
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"We Zitochi have a saying: 'The wise man eats with his back to the wall. The fool eats a blade through the back of his skull.'"
#royalbastards #summerreads #youngadult

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howlinglibraries
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5/5 ⭐️

Full review at http://howlinglibraries.com

This book was amazing! I'd give it 10 stars if I could. It was funny, action-packed, adventurous, thrilling, tear jerking, and just perfect. I can't wait for the next installment!

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bookgirl14
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Picked this book up the other day and can't wait to dive into the story! #summerreads #royalbastards

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CoffeeK8
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Fabulous adventure book! I loved the world the author created and the characters were more complex than I would have originally expected!

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Wildmoonchild
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a big thanks to FandomNet for sending me a copy of THE ROYAL BASTARDS! So excited to catch it! 😆