Lana forms a secret order of women knights to fulfill her father's final request: find the queen who was thought to be dead and return her to the throne. Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven 17-year-old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king and queen both dead, strife and division have taken hold. Ruthlessly attacked by an order called Talons, Lana's father is fatally stabbed. Before he dies, he imparts upon Lana a directive to save the statue of Saint Peter and tells her that the queen yet lives. Now it is up to Lana to unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and bring an end to all of the war by finding the queen. A medieval tale of hope and mystery, The Last Order takes upper teenage angst and spins it on its head. You'll be gripping this audiobook as hard as it will be gripping you.
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Knowledge is never too much - Vanessa Bettencourt
The character voices added charm and personality, but the whispered narration of the entire book didn't work for me, mainly during the action scenes. The whispering works great for the drama scenes though.
The story is a bit predictable in some parts, but it has a lot of action that makes it flow better. Lana is the kind of girl that doesn’t wait for help or for a boy to solve her problems. Sometimes we need to be a little patient with her personality. I didn’t connect much with her, because my favorite character is the liar. He’s funny and very charming.
Billie Fulford-Brown has a great voice. Great depth and good characterisation. When she is giving voice to a character she's pretty much perfect. But for the rest of it....she has something approaching a loud whisper going on. Honestly it wasn't easy to listen to.
It's a debut and a promising start for the author. It's not perfect, there are one or two clunky moments but overall I enjoyed the book and will probably get the next in the series when it's available.
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