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Publisher's Summary

At 18, Moreina di Bianco is a young healer who believes in medicine, not magic, even while possessing a second sight she can't fully explain. So when the Faranzine Talisman chooses Reina to reawaken an ancient magic and end a war, she must reconcile her beliefs, unlock the talisman's secrets, and harness the magic within.

Reluctant to accept help, Reina agrees to allow two determined escorts to accompany her on her journey for truth, but each comes with a mysterious past of his own. Her estranged childhood friend, Quinn D'Arturio, left their village years ago and only recently returned, harboring dark secrets behind a solemn exterior. And despite his status as a perfect stranger, a dashing captain by the name of Niles Ingram is quick to fight by Reina's side at whatever the cost. That someone she's only just met would give his life for hers is a sobering realization of the ever-present danger Reina has jumped into.

There's just one problem with Reina's two companions. They, too, are featured in the talisman's prophecy - as potential suitors. But what woman wants a suitor, let alone two, when she's tasked with defeating a usurping general, ending a war, finding the true king, and rightfully seating him on the throne?

©2018 Lorraine Storms (P)2019 Lorraine Storms

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Magic, prophecies, heroine, romance, action

A young healer that believes in science is hesitant to believe in her magical abilities in order to fulfil an old prophecy. She goes on an epic journey of discovery to end a war and find the heir to the throne.
 
This was an interesting and unique read. I enjoyed the heroine’s character as well as her development throughout the book as she learns her capabilities. The book is full of action, adventure, comedy and romance. There were some slow moments, but they didn’t last long and I was eager to hear the story unfold.
 
The performance by Joan was good. I enjoyed her energy and she evoked the relevant emotions within me while listening.
 
Overall, it was a good book. It was not my favourite but worth the listen nonetheless.
 
Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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Engaging YA fantasy takes you on an adventure

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator brought the adventure to life with each scene as we traveled with Reina on an epic journey. L.Ryan Storms is a talented author and I look forward to more books in this series. I appreciated the lack of info dump at the beginning. The dialogue was witty and worldbuilding just enough to draw me in. I am a sucker for secondary characters and heroes and this story did not let me down in that regard. Highly recommend.

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Great Female Narrator, Good Listen

Overall, I enjoyed this book. The pacing and story held my interest, especially in the beginning. However, the story did shift from the type of narrative as I was expecting about halfway through. There was magic, decent world building, and healing-themed elements. I was impressed with Joan Coombs' narration -- my favorite female narrator so far! She had great pacing, calming voice, and had enough diversity for the characters. I would definitely listen to books narrated by her again!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great story; potential trigger for sexual violence victims.

This story was enjoyable, the characters are well defined for a book of this length. The main character seems a bit daft in terms of how blind she seems to be to things around her. However, the story has you throughly invested by the halfway mark. The romantic tension makes you want to roll your eyes at the main character. I enjoyed the many turns this tale took and would recommend it with stern parental guidance for those under 18 (specifically for the potential trigger scene). Sent

Narrator has good rhythm, but not the best character differentiation.

Parent review- There is some minor language but no f-bombs.
Sex: there are some insinuations of rape, a scene depicting imminent rape (potential trigger)
Violence: decent amount of bloodshed, although nothing super gory.

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Great Fantasy Escape

If you are a lover of deep expansive fantasy realms you will love A Thousand Yeas to Wait. The characters are complex and relatable. The world is deep and interesting. The performance is also very engaging.

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Great world and story

This was an unexpectedly great read! I enjoyed the cast of characters, especially Moreina di Bianco, and watching her come into her own. The pacing of the story was excellent and the magically elements and prophecies were exciting and kept me very engaged. Magic, love, relationships, adventure and action will keep you listening and excited to find out what happens next! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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very good story

I loved this book! at first I had a hard time continuing with the story just because it did start off a little slow in the first 3 hours but once the action started it didn't stop and I couldn't stop listening! The narrator did a phenomenal job and I enjoyed listening to her interpret the story. Very strong female character Reyna was awesome and she had a lot of guts don't want to spoil for anyone but this book is a must read 💗
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Delightful fantasy comes in smaller doses!

Disclaimer:I received a free review copy from the author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn’t have to spend 3 volumes building the “world” and the story moved quickly. Believable young adult heroes without overdosing on romance as well as a happily ever after. I would recommend this to anyone from my preteen grandkids to my elderly friends. I would love to see a sequel!

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A great story to escape in!

I thought A THOUSAND YEARS TO WAIT was such a cool read. I was immediately interested in the story and main character, there was a lot of action, it was super creative, and the lead embraced STRENGTH. The romance was also a nice addition to the story, and I loved how surprised I was by a few things.

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Great story!

I really enjoyed A Thousand Years to Wait. The characters were well drawn out and I loved the unique magic system. If you’re looking for a fun read, this is a great choice!

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Enjoyable YA adventure

An enjoyable YA adventure with a strong female lead. Reina was taught from a young age to be a healer by her Mum, that is all she has known. At the age of 18 she has become the village healer through determination, knowledge and skill beyond her age. The villages after some original reluctance trust and rely on Reina. Due to her mother’s death Reina has become very self-reliant, stubborn and likes her simple life as a village healer. Her world is turned upside down when she gets entangled in an adventure to recover a talisman and fulfil a thousand year old prophecy. She doesn’t have much faith in magic as a woman of science and practicalities but soon realises her amazing healing abilities might lie in her being magical attuned and special.

There was plenty of adventure and a hint of romance with a bit of a love triangle. The love interest wasn’t too annoying (I’m a bit too old to be reading most YA books). There was a bit of slump in tone and pace in the middle of the book but luckily it didn’t last too long and soon picked up before I started to lose my focus. Overall a good, easy listen.

The narrator Joan Coombs was well spoken and provided great addition to the source material.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]