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Eidolon is the sequel to Radiance and book two in the Wraith Kings series.

In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis unleashes a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to save his throne. Three kingdoms on the verge of war must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king will raise an army of the dead to challenge an army of the damned. A tale of alliance and sacrifice.

©2015, 2016 Denise Shaw (P)2016 Denise Shaw

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DOES LOVE ALWAYS TRIUMPH?

It's out of character for me to choose a sweet love story since they tend to be cookie-cutter so I generally stay away. I prefer dark, gritty, suspense, action, fun and sex. I chose this series because of the human+alien+ugly factor. It drew me in from the beginning and turned out to be so much more.

This book picks up exactly where Radiance left off.

In the Shadow Queens greed for power she dabbles in black magic. In doing so she unleashes a horror over the kingdom.

Meanwhile Brishen and Ildiko have fallen deeply in love, and adore each other. When word travels to them about the horror of his parents kingdom...Brishen has to take the King's throne. Because Ildiko is human they are told she can not be Queen. The King is supposed to produce heirs and humans and Kai cannot conceive. This obviously causes angst between Brishen and Ildiko.

In addition to Brishen and Ildiko's troubles the horror unleashed on Brishen's parents kingdom also threatens neighboring kingdoms. The Kings form an alliance to deal with the horror.

I'm about to say something about a series I've never said before: I fell in love with Brishen and Ildiko. You can feel their love for each other. I'm looking forward to the continuation of their story.

Between Grace Draven's writing and Gabrielle Baker's performance you will also fall in love with Brishen and Ildiko.

Absolutely worth a credit/$$.

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Love It ~ Awesome Sequel!

I'll admit, I've stalked Audible everyday for over a month after learning the sequel to Radiance was coming to audio. The day Eidolon hit Audible, I downloaded it, and the story was every bit as good as book one! If you have not listened to Radiance, I highly recommend starting there!

I loved Brishen and Ildiko from book one, and while book one was "their" falling in love story, book two picks up nicely on their relationship, but has more of a fantasy feel. An evil force has come to destroy everything in it's path, and Brishen will have to make hard decisions, unite kings, raise an army, and rob his people if he is to have any hopes of banishing these evil forces. While Brishen prepares for the ultimate battle, Ildiko faces hard decisions as well; does she stay with the man she loves or let him go so he can find a suitable queen to take her place among his people. Their relationship will face many trials, but neither of them are willing to let go. The banter between Brisen and Ildiko was sweet and funny.

Gabrielle Baker's performance was fantastic! She narrates the story with such grace. However, it would be awesome, and add more depth to the romance, if future stories were narrated from a m/f dual narrating team. But regardless if it's one or two narrators, as long as Gabrielle Baker is one of the narrators, I'm on board for the rest of the series audio.

I loved Eidolon! It's full adventure, action, love, and loss. Grace Draven did an amazing job with the world building, and character development. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Well worth the credit and time!

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Great, but the first part of the series was better

I greatly enjoyed revisiting these characters. Eidolan made for an entertaining story. It is more dramatic and suspenseful than its predecessor. While still a good story, the shift away from romance made its less enjoyable than the first for me.

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Better than expected!

Many mixed reviews. In short, if you liked the first one you'll like this one. Great sequel. The only reason I didn't do 5 starts is I missed having flash back moments in this book (as done in 1st) and I would have liked more info on what became of certain characters (no there's no crazy cliff hangers and yes there's enough left open for new novel).

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An epic, moving, and thrilling tale

I adored the book when I read it, but listening to Grace Draven's incandescent words uttered by marvelous narrator Gabrielle Baker lifted it to an entirely new level. The tail is epic, fierce and fraught with danger, yet the true heart and soul of Eidolon is the deep vein of abiding love between Kai prince Brishen and his beloved human princess, Ildiko. A novel that remains with the listener long after the last syllable is spoken.

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OMG I LOVED IT!!!!!

Where does Eidolon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to hundreds of books and this book tops them all so much so that this is my first time writing a review I was that impressed.

What did you like best about this story?

The building on this love story was gradual but not so slow that you lose interest in the story line. The friendship that turned into love made it feel so real

What does Gabrielle Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Raw emotion pure and simple.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved the humor between the two lovers so at time I found myself laughing.

Any additional comments?

Please tell me there will be a third book that focus on the lost King ( the monk) and a love story between Serovek and Anhuset.

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beautiful!

this book was utterly wounderful! I am forever a Grace draven fan. this book combined with the first in the series are ones I often listen to. even those who don't generally care for fantasy books will fall in love with these characters and their world.

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solid writing that is narrated to perfection.

solid writing that is narrated to perfection. One of my favorite authors narrated by one of my favorite narrators.

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Wonderful world building, and an excellent narrato

Book 2 in the wraith king saga was worth the wait. Grace write faster please.



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Fantastic!

Read the book and was hoping the audiobook would be just as good. It did not disappoint! Narrator did such a wonderful job!

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  • Miss belle
  • 03-21-21

Fabulous

Darker than book one but still are glorious. We return to Saggara and to Brishen and Ildako but now they must fight to save the kingdom. There is also a parallel story of travellers with a huge surprise.

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  • Penelope Winterbottom
  • 12-18-19

Disappointed

This story had soo much potential but lacked detail and there was holes in the story, first book much better .. I was hoping for an epic story but felt frustrated and lost interest.. I couldn’t get into the story partly due to the narrator .. quite wooden at times and lacked emotion at pivotal parts .. the book needed someone like Elizabeth Evans/Lauren Fortgang or heather Wilde’s then maybe it would be something more .. I don’t like leaving negative feedback as so much work goes into novels but i felt frustrated. Sorry

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  • Annie A
  • 08-08-19

Amazing....

What a super second book just didn’t want it to end. Absolutely love GD’s writing 👏

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  • Dawn
  • 08-24-18

Loved it

I don’t usually write reviews but Ioved these stories. The story line was brilliant as was the narrator. I wish there could be another book in the series as there seem to be other stories to be told

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-21

A thoroughly entertaining listen

Sweet, gripping and fun series. The narrator did a marvellous job. Some reviews have struggled with the narrator's slight lisp, but I stopped hearing it after the first chapter as the story drew me. Was a binge session of both books.

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  • Jessica
  • 01-13-21

Such beautiful writing

A great ending to a fabulous duet. I’m going to miss Ildiko and Brishen. The narrator, Gabrielle Baker, did such a fabulous job and I feel that her performance truly did honour the story!