Royal Factions Box Set Books #1-3 - W.J. May

Royal Factions Box Set Books #1-3

By W.J. May

  • Release Date: 2021-08-19
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4
From 296 Ratings


Book 1 - The Price for Peace

How do you keep fighting when you've already been claimed?

When sixteen-year-old Elise is ripped from her home and taken to the royal palace as a permanent 'guest', she thinks her life is over.

Little does she know it has only just begun…

After befriending a group of other captives, including the headstrong Will, Elise finds herself swept away to a world she never knew existed—polished, sculpted, and refined until she can hardly recognize her own reflection. She should be happy to have escaped the poverty of her former life. But she knows a dark truth.

The palace is a dream on the surface, but a nightmare underneath.

With a dwindling population, the royals have imprisoned the teenagers to marry and breed. Only seven days remain of freedom before they will be selected by a courtier and forever claimed.

Danger lurks around every corner. The only chance of escape is death.

But when the day of the claiming finally arrives…the world will never be the same.

Book 2 - The Cost for Surviving

Is it really living when you spend your life in a cage…

The wait is over, the dust has settled, and the captives have finally been claimed. Elise thought the deadly game was finished, but the more time she spends in the palace, the more she begins to fear the real game has only just begun.

In the aftermath of the ceremony, each of the friends try to adjust to their new life. But some are having more trouble than others. Will's perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen herself, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. The man can be sweet, but also psychotic. At times, he seems to truly care—but with a snap of his fingers, she'd be sentenced to death.

Danger is brewing. In the royal court, nothing is as it seems. They are told repeatedly to content themselves with the life for which they've been chosen. But how can you live with monsters without becoming a monster yourself? Is it really a life, or just going through the motions?

The more time they spend in the palace, the longer the days drag on, the more a single word keeps rising in each of their minds…escape.

Book 3 - The Punishment for Deception

How can you move on with the future without surrendering the past?

When an escape attempt goes desperately awry, Elise and Will find themselves at the mercy of the very people who have imprisoned them all this time. Tensions sharpen, punishments are severe, and they soon discover what terrible things are required if they wish to survive.

But such wild spirits were never meant to be tamed.

While appearing to submit, the future princess still dreams of freedom. And as the day of her wedding approaches, those dreams begin to turn into something more.

With so many eyes upon her, can she maintain the illusion? Is the crown prince really such a monster, or is there more to him than meets the eye?

Time is running out. All that's left are choices.

But will she have the strength to decide?

Royal Factions

•The Price for Peace – Book 1
•The Cost for Surviving – Book 2
•The Punishment for Deception – Book 3
•Faking Perfection – Book 4
•The Most Cherished – Book 5
•The Strength to Endure – Book 6


  • Grateful it was free

    By Lainie9999
    It’s really difficult to like the main character of the story. She spends the first 300 pages of this book trembling, and being terrified that she’s at the palace. Apparently she is beautiful based on what everyone is saying, but this is allegedly news to her. I guess this is supposed to make her more likable - that she is oblivious to her looks. Maybe if the writing was better, it would help.
  • Really need to start reading Spoilers!

    By Joiyted
    Spent all weekend, reading this series as often as I could. Only, to realize I have wasted my time! **Spoiler** I love Will, all of them but I was really loving the flow and feelings that came with each chapter, each book for all the Captives. Tears, smiles and laughs - when they could find them! But it was the prince who started to be most root-able in the romantic interest field. Still loving Will, all of them but it was largely the new enjoyment of seeing the changes and growth in the Prince. The Prince and Elise! Now it seems I have no interest in confusing the read, no matter how much I still want to see how everyone’s journey, hopeful triumph comes to pass. I’ll just use my imagination from here.
  • Not Complete

    By hatewhereiwork
    It didn’t explain enough to follow the story line. Not even interested to read the next book. Got this free. Not worth spending money.
  • Bad Ending

    By Playgirl D
    The ending was horrible! Their were things left out. It could have mentioned what the next claiming may have meant for Elise or even what happened to her after stabbing the prince. The ending just didn’t seem well thought out!