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Publisher Description

A world divided.

A queendom without an heir. 

An ancient enemy awakens. 

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. 

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. 

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Liyah Summers
hr min
February 26
Audible Studios

Customer Reviews

kr7 ,

Great book but audio mixed up

I really enjoyed this book. The beginning felt a bit daunting at first as you tried to catch on to all the personalities and lore, but in the end it all ties together beautifully.

I listened to this on audiobook and the narrator did a great job. Again, took a bit getting used to the speed of her reading at first but after a while it all fell into place.

I had one problem with the Audible audio of this book, however. At some point during Part 1, a portion of Part 2 ended up spliced into the middle of Part 1. I really didn't realize it - it just seemed like the author was doing some kind of wild future-casting and then returning to the past. I didn't realize it was a mistake until the same misplaced portion was read once again during Part 2 word-for-word in the order of where it should have been featured. So, that did create some confusion for me for a bit, but it didn't ruin the book entirely, although it did give away a couple plot points. I hope Audible fixes the mistake in future releases.

Great fantasy story overall. The characters were deep and I felt attachments to them all. I do wish she'd spent some more time on the dragons and their lore. Maybe in another book. I look forward to more books from the author.

NoxLuminos ,

Not short, but still sweet.

This book had vivid worldbuilding, unique and self-sustaining characters that still intertwine with one another beautifully, and a nicely wrapped up ending that was both satisfying and lore-appropriate. Definitely a commitment to read due to the sheer length, but I appreciate a single all-encompassing tale that doesn’t leave you wanting.

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