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Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen's own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense.

But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia and the Heralds for aid in protecting the realm and insuring the future of the Queen's heir, a child already in danger of becoming bespelled by the Queen's own foes.

©1987 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2018 Tantor

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absolutely brillant

WhileI've read this book more than a few times this audible purchase changed my perspective on a few points most notably the slight accent given to Talia. Truly the right reader can make a book even better.

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Fantastic, Best performance

If you could sum up Arrows of the Queen in three words, what would they be?

Talia's story was always fantastic, but Christa's reading brings the story alive in such a way, I am enjoying her story all over again. I also have the Carole Edie Smith reading and this is much better.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are so many, but one that stands out is when Talia meets a crying Elspeth in the garden, Christa treatment of the Crying child is more acted then just read, with stuttering and sniffles. it just brought that seen to life in my mind.

Any additional comments?

I hope that Christa also reads the two other volumes in this Trilogy, Arrow's Flight and Arrow's Fall.

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  • G. M.
  • Redding., CA, United States
  • 03-30-18

JOY

I have been waiting and hoping for this series. So far it's excellent. I am old and have enjoyed many of these as have my children and my children's children. This series is for all ages and a deliciously exciting adventure.

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Fantastic narrator brings extra joy to an old fave

This narrator's inflections and use of accent really brought all the characters to life. I'm so glad I bought this audiobook!

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Great Read!

I have loved this book for over 20 years, thrilled to have an audio version now!

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Great book, great narration

Such a fun ride and lovely characters. I really liked the narration, she was making me crack up laughing in the middle of the street with her enthusiasm and understanding of the content which is not always true of all narrators. Can’t wait till the next one.

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Returning to an old favorite

Would you listen to Arrows of the Queen again? Why?

Yes. It stands the test of time. I read a paperbook, own the kindle version and now the audible version. It is really delightful.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Arrows of the Queen?

I liked how such a shy, abused child becomes a confident young women in the fantastical world of valdemar.

What about Christa Lewis’s performance did you like?

I loved her voices of the characters. Not every narrator can do both male and female voices well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved when she met her companion,Rolan.

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Amazing!

Loved this book for years. It started me off being a fan of this author.

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  • Sarah
  • Auburn Hills, MI, United States
  • 04-08-18

MY FAVORITE BOOK!!!

I was so excited to see this, I've been reading it for 30 years and Christa does an amazing job performing it.

I need Audible to release the other two now!!!

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  • Eric
  • Everett, WA, United States
  • 09-13-18

Quiet strength

I really enjoyed this book it has a quiet yet powerful quality to its storyline. The main character is slightly reminiscent to the main character in Trudi Canavan's book "The Novice". I find that the character grows in strength and confidence and so does the storyline. So I believe that the reader won't go wrong with the purchase of this book.

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