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Twelve Houses
Books in series5
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(4.3 based on 1479 ratings)
  • 1

    Mystic and Rider: The Twelve Houses, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Sharon Shinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (238)

    The fire mystic Senneth crosses the country of Gillengaria on a mission for the king, trying to discover if noble marlords from the Twelve Houses are planning an uprising. She is accompanied by the soldiers Justin and Tayse, two King's Riders who are unswervingly loyal to the crown. Also on the journey are the shape-changers Kirra and Donnal, and a young mystic named Cammon who can practically read minds.

    Ted says: "Light fantasy, heavy romance"
    Light fantasy, heavy romance

    I recommend this series, though you should not enter into the series looking for an in-depth fantasy read. The book is much more about romance than f..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2009 by Ted ()
  • 2

    The Thirteenth House: The Twelve Houses, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Sharon Shinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    Noble-born shape-shifter Kirra Danalustrous has accepted her father's invitation to style herself as her sister - the heir of Danalustrous - and attend all the social events being held by the Twelve Houses. She is accompanied by Donnal, a peasant and shape-shifter who has served her most of her life. She is delighted to learn that Senneth, Tayse, Justin and Cammon will also be making the social circuit as they escort Princess Amalie to the summer balls.

    Amazon Customer says: "Little slow at first but..."
    Little slow at first but...

    It starts out a little slow at first and is a bit clunkie because it has sooooo many characters but in the end I really enjoyed it. So much so that wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2009 by Amazon Customer (Tolleson, AZ, United States)
  • 3

    Dark Moon Defender: The Twelve Houses, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (129)

    The Rider Justin is sent to the small town of Neft, so he can spy on the nearby Lumanen Convent where the Daughters of the Pale Mother reside. He quickly learns that Coralinda Gisseltess, the leader of the Daughters, is indeed persecuting mystics and the people who shelter them. Even more quickly, he falls in love with Ellynor, one of the convent novices. But the courtship is perilous in the extreme.

    shirley says: "Disappointing change in narrator."
    Disappointing change in narrator.

    Cammon now has a cockney accent and Donnal has 'a bit o' the Irish brogue in him'.

    It's unfortunate when narrators are changed mid-series..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2009 by shirley (CORDOVA, TN, United States)
  • 4

    Reader and Raelynx: The Twelve Houses, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (113)

    King Baryn has decided that if he marries his daughter Amalie to a high-ranking noble, the rebellious marlords might be pacified and he might be able to avert a war. So he invites all the young serramar to the royal city to court his daughter. To protect Amalie from any unsavory suitors, the mystic Cammon is installed to monitor all of Amalie's courtships, because Cammon is a reader who can tell if someone harbors violence or malevolence in his heart.

    Mysticalsister says: "Great Listen"
    Great Listen

    I loved this series so much I hated to see it end. It took sometime to get used to the new narrator, Joe Barrett -- and I have to admit, I never did w..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2009 by Mysticalsister (San Francisco, CA, United States)
  • 5

    Fortune and Fate: The Twelve Houses, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison, Sharon Shinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Sharon Shinn returns with a new novel set in the Twelve Houses world, where a troubled Warrior Rider named Wen faces her greatest challenge in the last place she ever expected: behind the walls of a great family estate known as Fortune, where Wen has been hired to guard the young heiress. Once there, she will find that fate has other plans for her.

    Judy says: "Oh what fun..."
    Oh what fun...

    I am an avid fan of Sharon Shinn, reading everything she writes. I am thrilled to see that some of her work has finally been produced for audio. I o..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 15 2008 by Judy (Fairfield, IA, USA)