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Protect the Prince

A Crown of Shards Novel, Book 2
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Series: Crown of Shards Series, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jennifer Estep.

Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.

First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room.

Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.

Dark forces are also at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes no one is safe. Worse, her immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes Evie wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a winter queen.

Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger - so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s...well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.

Only one thing is certain - protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen....

©2019 Jennifer Estep (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Unnecessary F bombs through the whole thing

Love d Jennifer Esteps writing, couldn’t get enough of her. 2 books into the series in Chapter 25 I had to turn it off and return the book due to unnecessary graphic sexual content. I had brushes of sexual content in two of her other series but I was enjoying this series except for theF bombs throughout. if I wanted porn I would by it. No longer a fan and will no longer buy her books. super angry because I was deep into enjoying the story line and then the main characters break away from her engagement party to his brother to engage in graphic oral sex. Not sure what happens after and now I really don’t care. These characters, this story line, and this author are dead to me.

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woe is me

too many characters continually bemoaning the fact that true love does not conquer all.
aside from that irritation, the story and action are fine

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Great storyline and narrator!

Jennifer Estep is as awesome as ever. The storyline had enough mystery and action to keep you engaged and kept you rooting for love to win. Lauren Fortgang never disappoints with her narrating either. I was sad the book was over.

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Excellent plot

Author novels is very detailed and each character is unique in their own way. I can’t wait to hear the next book.

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great

good story, interesting, with great wording, liked it. Also great performance, great voice, thank you

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  • Kelly M
  • Corvallis, OR, United States
  • 08-02-19

How hard can it be to protect a prince?

REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kelly
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 3/4
Protect the Prince picks up shortly after the end of Kill the Queen with Queen Everleigh Blair becoming the Queen Bellona. Becoming Queen has not been fun so far but it is what Evie had expected. The next step in Evie’s journey is to make amends with the Andvari people. Once in Andvari Evie must face off with a whole new set of problems from the Andvari Royals, a King that asks too much, an assassin who doesn’t know when to give up, and a trader who wants to take everything.

Protect the Prince is the second book in Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series and this second book was just as good as the first. There were times while listening that I was not sure my heart would survive the journey. I truly love this series and can not wait for the third and final chapter in The Crown of Shards series.

Once again I let the talented Lauren Fortgang read this book to me. Lauren did a wonderful job of bringing these characters to life for me. I look forward to listening to the next book in this series too.

Disclaimer:
I purchased this book from Audible.com and it is an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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love love love

I live this series. I am so ready for the 3rd book. I kept thinking about these books while I wasn't listening to them. What is going to happen next? Can I guess what will happen? Very very well written

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No spoilers

I've come to live this author. Estep put out a very very good story with characters you'll love. Evie is starting to come in to her potential and is turning out to be a strong bad a** character. Can't wait for the next adventure. Fortgang is so good spend the money/credit it is so well worth it to listen to rather than read she is a true story teller. Fantastic voice. Highly recommend.

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Good Story

The narrator did a great job. I didn't like this book as much as book 1 as some parts of the story moved a bit slow for me. I did enjoy the ending as it made me very happy. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

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So happy where this is heading!

I won't lie, Evie kinda drove me crazy in the first book and not in a good way. Her self-deprecating ways were almost enough that I put the book down and stopped reading it, but I so wanted to see where the story was going. I glad that I did because she FINALLY got her sh!t together and her head in the game. In this book, it's all about sussing out and protecting the Ripley family even at the cost of Evie and Sully's blossoming relationship. The growth and strength of these characters continues throughout as the mystery and magic swirls. It's a series of intrigue, lies, heartbreak but also if hope, loyalty, and love. Can't wait for the next.

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  • Rebel
  • 07-21-19

Fantastic

Jennifer Estep is truely talented when is comes to storytelling. Smart, layered and compelling. Loved the second book and cannot wait for third. Don't you dare make us wait too long. I want more!

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  • J Davoday
  • 08-06-19

Amazing storyline

loved this second book in the series .Evie is one of my favourite heroines .This is well written, with lots happening. All the characters are unique. Love the narrator, she is one of my favourites. Looking forward to next one.