Book Tour & Spotlight: The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston

Welcome to my stop for the book tour of The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston! Coming out this June, this book promises to thrill by introducing a world where “a deck of cards in the right hands can be more powerful than armies” – as teased by the author himself. 🃏 Aside from hardcover and ebook, it’s also going to be released on audiobook, which should delight audiences of all kinds. Check out more information below 👇

(I actually pre-ordered this on Audible so please do watch out for a proper review next month! 😉)


A twisty tale of magicians, con artists and card games, where secrets are traded and gambled like coin, for fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Mask of Mirrors.

Never stake more than you can afford to lose.

When failed magician turned cardsharp Valen Quinol is given the chance to play in the Forbearance Game—the invitation-only tournament where players gamble with secrets—he can’t resist. Or refuse, for that matter, according to the petty gangster sponsoring his seat at the table. Valen beats the man he was sent to play, and wins the most valuable secret ever staked in the history of the tournament.

Now Valen and his motley crew are being hunted by thieves, gangsters, spies and wizards, all with their own reasons for wanting what’s in that envelope. It’s a game of nations where Valen doesn’t know all the rules or who all the players are, and can’t see all the moves. But he does know if the secret falls into the wrong hands, it could plunge the whole world into war…

GENRE: Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE: 7 June 2022 (US) / 9 June 2022 (UK)
LENGTH: 140 Pages

Amazon | Audible | Goodreads


About the Author

Alex Livingston grew up in various quiet New England towns before moving to Buffalo, NY to study English at Canisius College. He writes SFF prose and interactive fiction. Alex is married and lives in an old house with his brilliant wife and a pile of aged videogame systems.

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Published by Marie Sinadjan

Marie Sinadjan is an author, singer-songwriter and musical theatre actress from Cebu, Philippines. She’s always loved theatre and music, as well as trading stories, worldbuilding, and collaborative writing. She has co-written a novel, an urban fantasy based on Norse mythology, and even composed original songs for the series, and her short stories have been published in literary journals, magazines and anthologies. She mainly writes fantasy of the mythology, fairytales and folklore variety, serving them up in a wide range of flavors - like her favorite drink, coffee. She currently lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, where she’s starting to be active in the local theatre and music scene. She’s also working on a dystopian Ibong Adarna retelling as a nod to her roots, and a young adult fantasy inspired by bees.

2 thoughts on “Book Tour & Spotlight: The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston

  1. I didn’t expect to hear this had humor in it, but the front cover endorsements both say so. That’s refreshing. Wishing Alex all the best with his release. Thanks for sharing, Marie.

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