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Kingsbane

The Empirium Trilogy, Book 2
Written by: Claire Legrand
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins

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Publisher's Summary

In the story, two young women centuries apart - one a troubled, magic-wielding queen, the other a bounty hunter serving a ruthless empire - must fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, only to discover as their stories intersect that they have the power to save their world or doom it.

©2019 Claire Legrand (P)2019 Listening Library

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  • Dianna Simms
  • 09-08-19

Love Love Love

Fiona Hardingham is an awesome Narrator. Different distinct voices for all the different characters. Makes a huge difference when listening and can tell which character is which just by the changes she makes verbally. Wonderfully written and held interest. Love the series. Hate to see it end with 3rd book.

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  • Kendall
  • 26-06-19

Wow

The story will keep you on your feet. With several twist and turns along the way!

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  • Jessica Mitchell
  • 24-06-19

Loved it!

I very well written sequel! I had string feelings about the characters which is a good sign of what I consider a well written book! Rielle is one arrogant and thirsty character. The big twist at the end I did NOT see coming. I need book three!

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  • Tracey Jones
  • 20-06-19

Middle Book of a Trilogy: Great Cliffhanger!

As this trilogy continues, I am drawn to the character development and seemingly insurmountable tasks set forth by the author. I can't begin to guess what will happen next!

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  • bryant
  • 18-06-19

So well written

Claire Legrand fully immerse you into this world of angels, the sun queen and everything in between. Fiona hardingham just adds to it so well with the ways she use her voice

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  • SarahH
  • 17-06-19

So good but NOT YA! (no spoilers)

The Good:
Claire Legrand is a master of information release, telling a multi pov story with distinct voices, and exceptional world building despite tight pov!
Fiona Hardingham gave a perfect read as always.
Simon. I loved him in this! I came to like Eliana much more than in book 1. By the end, I was rooting so hard for her.

The Bad:
Y'all this book is not YA, imo. First, there is tons of steamy sex in it. The characters often use sex as a method of coping with trauma, which seems like an older decision than teen. I'm not saying its poorly written, and its definitly NOT erotica. Just better for an older reader. It bothered me to think of a teen listening to that (just my opinion). And second, the themes are more about accepting responsibility than discovering identity. When I was a teen, this book would've been too much for me. But that is a personal choice.

The Meh.
Corien. Why is he so irresistible to Rielle? I don't get it.
Ludavine. Clingy, needy, whiny, and the most annoying character in the book when she's not being useful. Also her relationship with Rielle and Audrick seemed to change quickly into something...strange. Idk, it wasn't bad, just weird.

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  • Ashley
  • 06-06-19

Oof. The narrator...

I’m about 50% done listening and I almost want to stop. I LOVE this series and the story is amazing. But the narrator makes most of the female characters voice’s sound very breathy. Kind of like they’re always on the verge of tears or..you know.. hahaha. I usually Love Fiona, but she’s not doing it for me in this one. I will continue to listen however because, once again, I love this series.

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  • Rowan
  • 23-06-19

Insanely good

Even better than the first book - I cried through the last 5 chapters. Don't know how I'm going to cope waiting for the third book!