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Publisher's Summary

Scandal will shake foundations.

A night of careless passion leaves Battlemage Jex Xander and Adept Enari Alycon in a precarious position. Long-time lovers they might be, but the Imperial ambassador and the daughter of Egalion’s High Mage have rather public roles in the court - whether they wish it or not - and scandal couldn’t come at a worse time.

Treachery will tip balances.

When a hostile kingdom reluctantly agrees to parley, the fate of 2,000 years of peace is on the line. In the midst of negotiations, Enari becomes the target of one of the Greater Maelstrom. She and Jex must race against time to save her life and that of her unborn child. What happens when an earth-shattering secret, a demon bent on destruction, and a kingdom teetering on the brink of war collide is anyone’s guess.

Choices will have consequences.

The decisions of a few will determine the fate of many, and who, or what, will remain standing in the end is still uncertain. Hearts and lives are on the cusp of irrevocable change...and not necessarily for the better.

And secrets? Those will change everything.

©2017 Ronelle Antoinette (P)2018 Ronelle Antoinette

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Love and Politics United

Ok, I have listened to book 1 and 2 in the last two days and I have fallen in love with the series. I am crazy for Jex and his magic, I love Enari and her strangeness – more in book 1 than in the second – and I loved the plot a lot!

Taking into account this is the second book in the story, I agree with what other people say that it can be read without taking into account “Errant Spark”. But, as I was expecting, some aspects of the story, especially when it comes to the political aspect or even understanding Jex and Enari better, as separate individuals, may seem incomplete without reading Book 1.

Our main characters are reunited after time apart and start a new journey together. New challenges face them – family and politics always in the mix – and they have important decisions to take. I liked how well the author balanced character and plot evolution and how the romance and court discussions were wrapped around one another. And speaking about character evolution, both Enari and Jex have come a long long way since “Errant Spark”. The author took care not only about their relationship as a couple, but as well about their individual growth and I loved that. They both make mistakes, none of them is perfect and that makes them more human, more close to our lives.

Narration – it took me some time to get used to the narration, as Ginny Ross has a strong accent and for a non-native English user like me, it can be quite difficult. But her pronunciation and her voice acting were very well executed. I liked her style and I liked her! Nothing to complain here either. I liked the musical intro – I aways like musical intros, they are like an invisible invitation. If the music is aligned with the theme, it can do magic for an audiobook, even if just for a few seconds.

All on all, I loved the series, I loved the characters and I love how the author manipulated all the threads in the plot. It is a series worth reading and a story worth talking about! Congratulations and 5 stars!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ronelle Antoinette. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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continue the trials and the twist, turns,& torture

Back to a couple of interesting characters that give me a chance to see further in to their lives; past and present. Jex and Enari are back and finding themselves in a situation that could cause the long-term lovers status to be called in to questions. The fate of their world and that of their unborn child becomes and adventure in secrets/lies, magic, and more.

You could read this one without having read the first of the series, but why would you. To get the fullest enjoyment out of this tale of dark magic, backstabbing, and love you should very much start where it all began. Jex and Enari did not have it easy in the beginning and certainly do not have it easy this time around.

Narrator Ginny Ross made me feel transported back to a world of fantasy and whimsical magic. She gives me a vivid picture of it and at times more. I was hesitant in the beginning of the audio. There was something different with the voices and a bit of sound quality on the audio, but things eventually smoothed out.

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An Heartstopping Adventure!

We meet a couple of interesting characters that give me a chance to see further in to their lives past and present. Jex and Enari are back and finding themselves in a situation that could cause the long-term lovers status to be called in to questions. The fate of their world and that of their unborn child becomes and adventure in secrets/lies, dark magic, and more. We find out some deceptions and who are responsible. So much deception going, Enari and Jex don’t know who to trust
I listened to this before  I listened to book one.
To get the fullest enjoyment out of this tale of dark magic, backstabbing, and love you should very much start where it all began. Jex and Enari did not have it easy in the beginning and certainly do not have it easy this time around.
Narrator Ginny Ross made me feel transported back to a world of fantasy and magic. She gives me a vivid picture of it and at times more.