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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel".

Their battles ended in victory....

Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever. 

His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark - and in doing so, risks starting a war. 

But the war has only just begun....

Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for. 

Torn between her growing allegiance to the 37th legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves - or put them all in their graves. 

Listeners may listen to either Dark Shores or Dark Skies first!

Suggested series listening order:

  1. Dark Skies or Dark Shores
  2. Dark Shores or Dark Skies
  3. Gilded Serpent 

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen

©2021 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-21

Danielle does it again!!

Simply amazing stories and love the way that they are coming together! Can’t wait for the next book!

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  • ccfox
  • 03-05-21

Perfect story combination

Danielle has brought the first two books Brilliantly together in this third book in the series. Tension, romance, betrayals, surprises and cliff hangers are through this book and cannot wait to see what happens next.

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  • Crystal Kezerle
  • 02-05-21

I wish

I wish it had ended very differently on every single front! I was looking forward to pieces that didn’t happen but all in all it was good

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  • April Yvette Thompson
  • 17-09-21

complex storytelling and fascinating world building

Great story...one of the best epic fantasies I've read in a long time. Unique historical details that placed us in a different world. Characters who are distinctive and I particularly enjoyed the first two books focusing on two separate pairs; then pulling the stories together in the third book.

Unfortunately, the narration was distracting. The narrators have raw talent, but the speech, diction and pacing were muddy and inconsistent. And some of the character choices were unrealistic and took me out of the stories. Often had to rewind to get what they were saying. I felt like the narrators were young in their careers.

Multiple narrators is also distracting. The focus is the story and a seasoned single narrator lends the story clarity and focus on the unfolding plot points, recurring themes and character arc instead of manufacturing new voices for subsidiary characters.

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  • 15-09-21

Tedious series

Sooooo much of the plot relies on too many slightly reveild secrets. Its annoying! Had a hard time getting this far in the series. I found my self just wanting the story to get on with it. Seems like a lazy way to keep people interested in the plot. Overall it's a fun concept though.

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  • rosesofroyalty
  • 05-08-21

Another fantastic read from Danielle Jensen

I loved this book. It kept me on my toes the whole time. I thought DLJ did a great job intertwining the stories of the four main characters.
The issue I have with this audible production is from one of the narrators. I feel that on Killians chapters read by Devante, it was very difficult to hear the different characters. They all just became muddled. He does not really have the voice of a 20ish year old man, but definitely older. His voice was soothing but lack of inflection made me “zone out” during his chapters.
Overall fantastic book!

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  • DeHawk
  • 01-05-21

A bit anticlimactic

I enjoyed every bit and could hardly pause listening until I got to the end. The ending was kind of abrupt and I felt let down. I hope the follow on book is exciting to the end.

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  • Penelope Winterbottom
  • 30-08-21

A must read

What can I say … romance, action,adventure, danger at every turn, complex relationships a story that grips you from the very start. I could not put this down.. Love this series and can’t wait for next book .. another excellent world building epic adventure from Danielle l jenson !!

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  • Cassie Fox
  • 29-04-21

The ending W T F - Cliffhanger

Okay this book is long. Like two days of non stop day listening whilst trying to power through my normal e wry day activities. But, just like Cresent City by Sarah J Maas (if you haven’t read it, you must do so immediately) I relished all 29 or so hours. It was like a gift that kept giving.
The first two books are much slower than this. Okay the first book I felt was the slowest but book 2 was much more enthralling and well this book has both of those elements combined and then on steroids.
Soooo much happens but it doesn’t feel like an information overload. But still, lots happen that come together at the end and has made me want to go back to re listen to the first quarter of the book to pay proper attention to some conversations that I now know give much more background and information around certain people and things that were not obvious at the time.
I just love Killian and Lydia so so much. Marcus and Tariana too and much more so than the first book.

If you loved dark shores and dark skies than you are really going to love this book. The only negative I have is that it ends in a massive cliffhanger and there’s no information as to how long we need to wait for book 4.
That is such a pet peeve of mine. I usually only embark on book series when I know the series is complete and I can devour them as eagerly as one would a Netflix binge. But again, this can only speak to how much I enjoyed the series and wanting more.
10/10 all round. Shoutout to the narrators. Again they have done a fantastic job.
Can’t wait for the next book. I’ll have it on preorder as soon as it is possible to do so.