By Dark Deeds

Blade and Rose, Book 2
Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Series: Blade and Rose, Book 2
Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Her hands shackled. An assassin hunting the man she loves. Will she save him in time?

Elementalist Rielle needs to get to the man she loves before the assassin pursuing him finds her mark. There's only one problem: she's chained aboard a slave ship bound for a foreign land. 

And her new life is harsh, with her movements watched, food scarce, and safety even scarcer. Immortals ravage Emaurria, and a distant relation sparks the fires of rebellion against the new king while shrewd royals angle for an advantageous marriage. Powerful foreign nobles whisper promises in Rielle's ear - and lies with fatal consequences - but with more than her life at stake, whom can she trust? And while Jon faces personal demons, wars, widespread hunger, unrest, and politics, the assassin lurks in his periphery, a knife in the dark. 

With her death looming at every turn and an unforgiving barren desert between her and Jon, can Rielle save him before it's too late, or will the brutal sands claim her life...and everything she loves?

If you like the romance of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the dark intrigue of the Black Jewels series, the epic adventure of Game of Thrones, and a heroine who never gives up, you’ll love this romantic epic fantasy series. 

Pick up By Dark Deeds and dive into a medieval world sensual and dark, full of magic and greed, love and blades, where factions vie for influence and there are no easy choices....

(Note: This is an adult fantasy novel, and as such, there are adult situations depicted, including adult language, violence, romance, depression, alcohol and/or drug use, etc. This is the second book in a projected six-book series, so although this book's story is complete, it is not a stand-alone novel.)

©2018 Miranda Honfleur (P)2019 Miranda Honfleur

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Unexpectedly good

Wonderful story with twist and turns that keeps you read to know what's going to happen next. I love the main characters, and some of the new characters in this book.

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Epic Sequel

The most epic sequel I've even read / listened to! The saga continues for Rielle and Jon and this book has more emotional twists and turns, ups and downs than I can count. My heart broke for Rielle and Honfleur does an amazing job bringing these worlds, these characters to life. I literally felt that I was in the story with these characters. I love the story line(s), the characters who are so complex and real...I am totally and completely hooked and captivated and you will be too!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Edge of my seat!

Miranda Honfleur is easily becoming my Favorite author!
This story gripped me from book 0.5 Winter Wren to book 2 Dark Deeds! I am so glad Audible has this series. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen she surprised me. I laughed out loud and I cried more then once. I was completely invested in the story and cannot wait to hear more!

Amanda Leigh Cobb is my Favorite narrator. You feel the emotions the characters are going through simply by the emotion she has in her voice. It is amazing to me and I don’t know how she does it! This was a home run hit for me, one of the best authors and Narrators ever on one project! I cannot wait for the other books to be available through audible. I will be waiting to buy it as soon as it released.

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My new favorite series.

I seriously can’t understand why this series isn’t in mainstream bookstores and libraries. I feel it is just as good if not better than many of the books I’ve read there.
Oh! The feels! For most of the book, I wanted to either shake someone or hug them. The things that Rielle had to go through and the destruction of Jon over her disappearance made me want to scream and cry and hope no one was watching me listen to this book. Not to mention Brennan’s about face.
Amanda Leigh Cobb has narrated another masterful performance. This was one of those books that made me want to hurry up and find out what happens, while purposefully delaying, just so I can stay in the world Miranda Honfleur created just a little bit longer.
All of the characters are soooo flawed. Good and bad. Every. Single. One of them. I was so close to yelling at Jon. Yelling at Rielle. Yelling at the both of them. Together. Lots of yelling. Olivia was my savior. She was the only one who had a brain in her head and even her, poor girl, couldn’t catch a break.
Leigh, on the other hand, came out smelling like roses compared to the shitstorm he unleashed on the world.
I loved that the book was so long. A lot of people complained about the elves being boring but I loved that there were good “fantasy” creatures that came back as well as the bad. If we can have knights and princesses, why not dragons and giants? Or mermaids and elves? It reminds us that not only one little piece of the world was affected, but the whole thing.
I can’t wait for the next installment. Thank you, Miranda Honfleur, for the audiobook arc in exchange for my unbiased review.

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this series

This series has been phenomenal. I just cant get enough. From start to finish it has been keeping me intrigued and wanting more. I suggest making sure you have all of them before starting though because of the cliffhangers but the books are so worth it. The men are sexy and both wanting one woman. Makes the book fun to see who gets her in the end!! Book three here I come!!!

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Book three please!

This book series seriously has it all! The characters are spectacular, both the main ones and the smaller supporting characters. Each have such unique traits that make them so realistic and incredibly easy to connect and relate to. The pacing of these books is perfect, and the story just flows along leaving the listener completely engaged. Amanda is a fantastic narrator, and I truly love her voice and ability to allow the listener to be whisked away and immersed in the story. She does an incredible job at allowing each character to have their own voice. I would absolutely recommend!

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SO GOOD

These books are literally so good! I haven't liked a book this much since a court of thornes and roses series. read these now!

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Excellent Story!

Great story! Very well written. Her character development and world building are excellent and diverse. I am so looking forward to the rest of this series! I received the audiobook and am leaving a voluntary review based on that format. The narrator was excellent and I will definitely be looking for more of her work in the future.

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An oh so great read/listen!

By Dark Deeds: Blade and Rose, Book 2, my third read from author Miranda Honfleur. Tolkienesque fantasy with a larger dash of romance than its predecessor. Not a HEA romance but some real romance with its challenges. 700+ pages of fantasy. Well-written, outstanding characters developed in great detail. No spoilers from me, this is a must-read for fantasy lovers! was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I was impressed and enjoyed the vocal variety & inflections of narrator Amanda Leigh Cobb. I look forward to reading more in this series & from this author and I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Court of Shadows! (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Fantastic adventures!

This book takes you on a roller coaster of emotions for sure! Just when you think it’s going to be a wonderful moment, there’s a kink and everything gets upended! Fantastic second book in the series! I can’t wait for the next!
Amanda Leigh Cobb is absolute perfection with her narration! Crisp clear voice and you are never confused about which character is speaking! She changes characters flawlessly! A favorite voice for me!