From Spirit and Binding

Elements of Five, Book 3
Narrated by: Bailey Carr, Holter Graham
Series: Elements of Five, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

NYT best-selling author Carrie Ann Ryan continues Lyric’s prophecy in this breathtaking sequel to From Flame and Ash.

In her quest to unlock four of her five elements, Lyric has watched those she loves fade into ash and ruin. Bearing the weight of much loss and heartache, she and her team try to regroup and journey back to the only home Lyric has left - the Obscurité Court.

With the future uncertain, and the one person who could help her control her new powers missing, Lyric has never felt more lost. But as the pieces begin to come together in an epic unveiling she wasn’t prepared for, she’ll have to remember why she was called upon to become the Spirit Priestess in the first place.

The King of Lumière wants revenge for his lost brother, but he also wants so much more. With a missing king, a lost prince, and a few unexpected allies, Lyric will have to battle more than one enemy, and face countless unanswered questions with regards to a prophecy previously lost to the Maisons

  • Book 1: From Breath and Ruin
  • Book 2: From Flame and Ash
  • Book 3: From Spirit and Binding
  • Book 4: From Shadow and Silence
©2020 Carrie Ann Ryan (P)2020 Carrie Ann Ryan

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From Spirit and Binding

Great characters and lots of action with several twists and turns in the story

The narrators are good and really brought the story to life

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Absolutely amazing!

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The Elements of Five series by Carrie Ann Ryan is different than anything I have previously read from this author and I loved it. I do not normally read fantasy fiction, and yet I got lost in these stories. Narrated by Bailey Carr and Holter Graham, From Spirit and Binding by Carrie Ann Ryan, the third book in the series, was captivating from start to finish. I loved the characters and their story so far very much. We start where we left off in the previous book and dive right in. Lyric is on her journey and we start to see how it all fits together but know there is still so much more to come. As characters begin to work together, we see twist and surprises at every turn. This was an amazing audiobook and the narrators truly brought the story to life for me. I am excited to see what comes next in the series.

Happy listening!

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Amazing paranormal YA series!! Loved it!

Yes!! We finally get more answers as Lyric continues on the path set out in the prophecy, but they come at a high cost. This book, like the others, has some very emotional moments, in between the fighting and wielding, though Lyric is not granted the luxury of breaking down as the Maisons depend on her to fulfill her destiny and save their world. It’s not easy being the savior, but in this book Lyric comes into her own more. She still has doubts sometimes, but she acts with more purpose and has grown more mature and confident. I loved seeing more of Easton and getting his pov too now. He’s a complex character, carrying a lot of burdens but still manages to be playful and loving in his way.
There are a lot of little plot twists and surprises, intrigues and plenty of mysterious foretelling and hidden danger. The pacing never flags and the detail that went into the world-building for this series is amazing. The book ends in a cliffhanger, because of course it does, and I’m on tenterhooks now, waiting for the fourth installment in this exciting and enthralling series. Definitely a very entertaining and gripping read. Recommend.

Narration: I already loved Bailey Carr’s interpretation of Lyric and that still holds. She really seems to get Lyric, and her voice reflects Lyric’s gentleness and determination both. She also does an amazing job with all the different voices for the extensive cast of characters, and her voice is just incredibly pleasant to listen to. The addition of a male narrator for the chapters from Easton’s pov makes this audiobook even greater. I very much enjoyed Holter Graham’s narration, and I think his take on Easton and his interpretation of the other characters was spot on. His voice goes well with that of Bailey Carr, and he brings an extra oomph to the action scenes, making them even more intense and gripping.

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Oh Lyric!

There is awesome world building and every time Lyric gets closer to becoming the Spirit Priestess the more the story tangles. With his mate lost somewhere she has to fight along with her allies. She has a very difficult task and I can’t wait for it to finally happen and everything unravels. It’s gonna be great. Love the narration too.

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The twists and adventure keeps coming

This is the third book in the series and it is not a stand alone. We rejoin Lyric on her journey to become the spirit priestess. I loved the twists and turns for the characters in this book. Things become more intense as she comes into her powers and continues on this journey with her friends and allies. I don’t know what to say without giving something away and I don’t want to spoil a moment for anyone. Epic fights for the realm and hopefully they will be able to save it.

The writing is fantastic and the story is coming towards its finale. I don’t want this adventure to end but I cannot wait to see how it does. Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

These two narrators do a fabulous job. Adding a second narrator for this book for the other point of view was great.

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Who will win?

I've never really been into fantasy, and YA, but I'm really enjoying this series. The characters seem to be maturing and working together as a team instead of against each other. The realms are divided, yet the royal families from both have switched sides and are fighting for what they believe in. There are traitors on both sides that must be weeded out in order for good to prevail. Add in the mystery of the Gray and you don't want to put down the story.

The question remains: What will happen to the crystals and the realm? Will they unite and heal or will they divide and die? Only the last installment of this series knows. And it can't come soon enough.

This is only the second book I have listened to by Bailey Carr and Holter Graham. The first being the first book in this series. I feel they embodied the characters and threw themselves into the story. The raspy voice of the Gray and his minions. The wise and tired voice of the seer. Both are perfect for these roles.

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Great story!!

This installment of this series was a much awaited for addition. Now things are coming together in this action packed installment for Lyric but I was left with wanting more when I finished. With the new knowledge, Lyric must protect those who are close to her as well as the realm. I enjoyed the return of the characters from the previous books as this tale continues and I look forward to the next installment so that I can see where this story will go next. Overall. I would recommend that these books be read in order but I recommend them to others as well.

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I was captivated

A truly captivating story. Spirit and Binding is a book the whole world needs. So much emotion and heart is felt when listening. The narration is fantastic.

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Yes!! The next piece of the story!!

We have the next part of the series that gives us so many of the needed answers from the questions we had from the previous story! However now we are dying to know what is going to happen in the next book!! This one was epic and amazing as her books are and leaves us wanting more from her! I love all the characters in the book Lyric, Easton, Rhodes, Wyn and too many others to name, we’ve gotten to know them over the past three books and each holds a piece of your heart! Absolutely cannot wait for the next one of the series! These books need to be read/listened to in order or you’ll be lost and missing critical details.

The narrators did a good job of giving the story life before our eyes.

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great continuation of the series

Holter Graham was a great addition to Bailey Carr in this series. They do a wonderful job bringing this story to life as you listen.