#BOOKTOUR (+ #REVIEW of Book 1) | The Third Gambit – E. Ardell @E_Ardell @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Scifi

We are so excited to share the next installment of the Order’s Last Play series, The Third Gambit! Read on for more info and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

The Third Gambit
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Sci-Fi
Publisher: 48Fourteen Publishing

Lines about ‘prophecy’ and ‘destiny’ are best used in epic fantasies about heroes who like to wear capes. Too bad the living gods rolling the dice in this game forgot to include those characters.

After saving their older brother, Evan, and being forced to leave the lives they knew on Earth, Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence train to become the leaders of Rema—a planet they’ve never even heard of. And if that isn’t enough, they also have to rebuild a relationship with the brother they haven’t seen in over a decade as they struggle to control powers they didn’t hone on Earth. All so they can become the prophesied Four of Rema—whose choices will decide the outcome of an intergalactic war.

Separated and sent on quests to find power-magnifying gifts from a goddess, the Lauduethe brothers uncover devastating truths behind the war that lock the existence of everything they love in a deadly game of divine jeopardy. As they watch entire planets and their populations get eradicated, Devon, Lyle, Lawrence, and Evan must choose to either play the roles assigned to them by Order or be erased from existence with everything else.

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Whew. I really enjoyed the first book, The Fourth Piece, but this book, The Third Gambit blew it out of the water. I love love love when the second book in a series is better than the first. It just gives so much hope and possibilities to the rest of the series, so I definitely will be watching out for the release of the third book.

This story picks up right where the first left off, so I think think it is important to read these books in order. Also, I’m really enjoying how these characters have developed since book one. There is a lot of growth, which is wonderful to see.

I tried to take my time reading this because there is a lot to absorb. Action, adventure, there’s just so much in this book to enjoy. I really loved it and can’t wait for more!

Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.



Admitting what you are will end everything you know. Embracing who you are will start a war…

Life is great when you’re good-looking and popular…so long as no one knows you’re a vulatto.

Being half-alien gets you labeled “loser” quicker than being a full vader. So it’s a good thing Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence can easily pass for human—until the night of the party. Nothing kills a good time faster than three brothers sharing a psychic vision of a fourth brother who’s off-world and going to die unless they do something. But when your brother’s emergency happens off-planet, calling 9-1-1 really isn’t an option. In their attempt to save a brother they barely remember, Devon, Lyle and Lawrence expose themselves to mortal danger and inherit a destiny that killed the last four guys cursed with it.

In 2022, there are humans and aliens, heroes and monsters, choices and prophecies—and four brothers with the power to choose what’s left when the gods decide they’re through playing games.

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The Fourth Piece is the first book in the Order’s Last Play series by E. Ardell. It is a smart, entertaining YA Scifi novel.

This novel rotates between multiple points of view, and is also written in first person. This allows the reader to become engrossed in the characters. I really enjoyed this aspect and think it was well done. I was able to tell who’s head I was in without being confused, which is a great thing when it comes to multiple POVs.

The writing is engaging and I was kept invested, even when the action slowed, because of the attention paid to developing the characters. I think the plot line was interesting as well and worked really well as a YA novel.

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. If you’re a YA Scifi fan, this is worth the read.

Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.



Ardell spent her childhood in Houston, Texas, obsessed with anything science fiction, fantastic, paranormal or just plain weird. She loves to write stories that feature young people with extraordinary talents thrown into strange and dangerous situations. She took her obsession to the next level, earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine where she specialized in young adult genre fiction. She’s a big kid at heart and loves her job as a librarian. When she’s not working, she’s reading, writing, running writers critique groups, producing a web-show, and even writing fan fiction as her guilty pleasure. Her first YA science fiction novel, THE FOURTH PIECE (Book One, in the ORDER’S LAST PLAY series), was released by 48fourteen Publishing in July of 2016. THE FOURTH PIECE went on to win the bronze medal for YA Science Fiction in The Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2017, Most Promising Series in the Red City Review Book Awards 2017, and to be a finalist for the 2017 RONE Awards for YA Science Fiction/Paranormal. THE THIRD GAMBIT is the second book in the ORDER’S LAST PLAY series and has an eBook release date of November 2, 2021.

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