The Shattered Court The Shattered Court
Book 1 - The Four Arts

The Shattered Court

    • 4.3 • 104 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • $4.99

Publisher Description

Enjoy this intense and steamy romantic historical fantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott.


For a royal witch, magic always means marriage…whether she likes it or not


Lady Sophia Kendall has always known three things. That she's thirty-second in line to the throne of Anglion. That when she turns twenty-one, she'll find out if she's a royal witch. And that, if she is a witch, she'll be married off immediately to whichever lord the king chooses. Now she's about to turn twenty-one and fulfill all the expectations that the Anglion court has for her.


But when the palace is attacked just before her birthday, Sophie is spirited away from the city by Lieutenant Cameron Mackenzie, a royal guard determined to keep her safe. Being alone with a man she hardly knows is dangerous, especially so close to her birthday. And when Sophia discovers she does indeed have magic—strong magic—she and Cameron accidentally forge a bond that breaks every tradition Anglion holds dear. When they return to the palace, the aftermath of the attack has stirred up the worst kind of court politics and their unexpected union and Sophie's magic brings her to the deadly attention of those seeking to control the court and those who seeking to destroy it…and her. To survive, Sophia will have to see beyond the lies she's been taught and embrace the power nobody wants her to have…    


The Shattered Court is the first book in the Four Arts trilogy, a complete historical fantasy romance series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott. Perfect if you love fantasies with royal turmoil, witches, gaslamp vibes, marriages of convenience, protective heroes, sexy times and political intrigues. Enjoy!


Author's note: For tropes and CW, please check the author's website.



What people are saying about M.J. Scott

The Shattered Court - nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the 2016 RITA® Awards.

“Scott (the Half-Light City series) opens her Four Arts fantasy series with the portrait of a young woman who’s thrust into the center of dangerous political machinations… Romance fans will enjoy the growing relationship between Cameron and Sophie, but the story’s real strength lies in the web of intrigue Scott creates around her characters.” 

—Publishers Weekly

“Fans of high fantasy and court politics will enjoy The Shattered Court. Sophie is such a great heroine...”

—RT Book Reviews


The Forbidden Heir


"This story was packed with action, political intrigue, scheming, and high stakes." Alyssa - Goodreads reviewer


"This is a marvellous book. The world building is unique and complex. The characters are well developed and likable and there is intrigue for days. If you've read the first book in the series it only gets better in this one." Lissa - Goodreads reviewer


"'Forbidden Heir” is a great rarity: a sequel that I liked better than the original book." Margaret - Amazon reviewer


The Unbound Queen


“This was an incredible 3rd and final book in The Four Arts Series which did a wonderful job of tying up the loose ends and seeing great characters finish a wonderful adventure.” Amazon reviewer


“Cameron is delectable, Sophie is the right mix of practical, insanely talented and wary of the power broking that is going on around her. It was brilliant to watch her come into her power.” Amazon reviewer

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
March 28
Emscott enterprises
Melanie Scott

Customer Reviews

SavR0s3 ,

Really 3.5 stars

Really slow start and when it does pick up you’re halfway through.

chrissybiscuit ,

Not for me

I couldn’t even get through the first 100 pages.
Too much-long side note-sentences that should have just been sentences. The characters are boring.
Was this book translated to English? The writing is strange.

gigiveneski ,


I read this book in one day I could not stop reading it. I love it so much.

More Books Like This

The Exile's Curse The Exile's Curse
The Raven and the Rose The Raven and the Rose
The Traitor's Game The Traitor's Game
Fire of the Frost Fire of the Frost
Spirit Binder Spirit Binder
City of Wishes 3: The Moonlight Masquerade City of Wishes 3: The Moonlight Masquerade

More Books by M.J. Scott

Wicked Games Wicked Games
The Exile's Curse The Exile's Curse
The Wolf Within The Wolf Within
Wicked Words Wicked Words
The Unbound Queen The Unbound Queen
Wicked Dreams Wicked Dreams

Customers Also Bought

Hawk Witch Hawk Witch
I Am the Wild I Am the Wild
Elizabeth of Rosepath Elizabeth of Rosepath
Fates Divided Fates Divided
Forsaken Kingdom Forsaken Kingdom
Breaker Breaker

Other Books in This Series

The Forbidden Heir The Forbidden Heir
The Unbound Queen The Unbound Queen
Courting The Witch Courting The Witch