Court of Shadows

Blade and Rose Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Series: Blade and Rose, Book 3
Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
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Answers to who killed her family. A trial to death. Is the truth worth the risk?

Master Mage Rielle is counting the months to her wedding when an unexpected invitation arrives from Magehold - to compete for magister. The magister’s mantle has been her dream for over a decade, but rumors accuse Magehold of shadowy deeds, among them killing families to collect promising young novices.

Piracy has been rampant along the Emaurrian coast, and Jon has his hands full with the immortals attacking, his forces spread too thin to handle it all. When Magehold announces that the winner of the Magister Trials will be granted one boon, Rielle is determined to ask for an end to the piracy that threatens so many others and harmed her own family and to investigate whether Magehold was responsible. But when she arrives, she learns that the trials have only one rule: survive.

Magehold could easily stamp out the piracy claiming countless lives, and if she wins the trials, Rielle could see it done. But with the other mages competing to kill, strangers hunting her in the shadows, and mysterious factions working behind the scenes, trying to win the test could mean the end of her life.

Will the trials give her the answers she seeks and the aid Emaurria sorely needs, or will they be her end?

Enter Blade and Rose 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.

©2018 Miranda Honfleur (P)2020 Miranda Honfleur

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Incredible series

Gosh, this series is fantastic! The writing is truly delightful, and is so creative and unique. The narration is effortless, and I am so impressed with Amanda Leigh Cobb's ability to transcend between characters and situations. Each character seems to come to life on the page. The setting is incredible, the word building is on point, and the attention to detail is beautifully done. This book truly has it all, including a battle for redemption, a gripping tale of self discovery, and ongoing ups and downs I think this series is so underrated, and I highly recommend, but start from the beginning!

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Boys have cooties.

Sometimes, I just want Rielle to stab Brennan. In the butt. With an ice spike. I don’t care that magic doesn’t work on him, he just needs something stronger than a kick. This whole book was Rielle in danger and Brennan trying to “domesticate” her. I understand where he’s coming from, he’s found someone amazing, and he’s terrified that he’ll lose her. Putting her in a pretty little cage is not the way to accomplish that though.
My only complaint is that I would have liked to have seen more building about the mage trials than all the back and forth with Rielle and Brennan. I know love makes you do stupid things but their relationship is toxic. Brennan is trying, but he is fundamentally broken. He is insecure and jealous and after the way he has treated her, he should be. He is on the road to redemption, but it’s a long road. And uphill. With a bag of bricks on his back.
I loved the way that it ended. There is some hope left. The addition of the new characters in this book were great and I love the immortal creatures. Leigh meeting with the covens lent a powerful reminder that the world keeps turning even though our main characters are tied up in politics.
This was definitely a book where I kept wanting to read it but didn’t want it to end. At random points in real life, I would just think of certain words from the story and be instantly transported back. Can’t wait to start on the next installment of my new favorite series.

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Amazing

After finishing this book I cannot wait for the next book to be out on audible! This was a great book and Amanda Leigh Cobb was a fantastic narrator!
As always this book held me until the very end!

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Great story

I love this series and this book is no exception. Wonderful characters, wonderful story world, and I can’t wait for the next in this series!

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Great addition to the series. It is beautifully written and continues the story of Rielle and her friends wonderfully.

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book 3

This book was so good...I cant wait till number four comes out to learn more...dont wanna do any spoilers but there are twists and turns and more cliffhangers but this books is as good as the first two. this author and narrator is amazing and I'm so glad I found them. Cant wait to continue the adventure when book 4 comes out.

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  • Penelope Winterbottom
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Love it

This series just keeps getting better with each book... if you love Sarah j mass then you will love this series .. with unexpected twists and turns.. complicated romances.. fighting .. magic .. elves.. werewolves.. can’t wait for next book