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Lady Smoke

Ash Princess Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)
Regular price: $38.50
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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the instant New York Times best-seller that was "made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir" (Bustle), Lady Smoke is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess - a pet to toy with and humiliate for 10 long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn't realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.

Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage - Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.

To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.

Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.

Praise for the Ash Princess series:

"A darkly enchanting page-turner you won't be able to put down." (Bustle)

"A smart, feminist twist on a traditional tale of a fallen heroine, with plenty of court intrigue, love, and lies to sweeten the deal. Good luck putting this one down." (Virginia Boecker, author of The Witch Hunter series)

"This searing page-turner is a compelling examination of the complexities of both evil and resistance." (Sarah Porter, author of Vassa in the Night)

©2019 Laura Sebastian (P)2019 Listening Library

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Amazing sequel!

The book was enthralling throughout. The ending made me crave the next book. I'm astounded again by this wonderful author. I am transfixed by the narrators voice. Will listen to, again and again.

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more enjoyable than book 1

I enjoyed this way more than the torture in Ash Princess. Theo wasn't my favorite main character but her companions and their tales really took over this story in a perfect way.

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I can't wait

really good. great continuation of an interesting concept and story. I just wish I could continue without having to wait for the next one. great!

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brilliant book

absolutely love this book I can't wait for the next one!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful, brilliant badass book

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can't wait for the next book

Over way too soon. Hopefully the next book isn't too far off. I'm obsessed with this series.

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  • Eric
  • Everett, WA, United States
  • 02-15-19

Not as good as the first

I don't believe the second book in the series will keep the listener's interest. I feel the only real reason to get this part of the story is just to have the second book for your collection.

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it's every YA fantasy clique in one.

I wasn't a fan of it because it just checked all the typical Ya fiction boxes and didn't have anything new.

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