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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 HarperCollins Publishers

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Excellent Sequel

Excellent follow up that furthers the story without getting lost in the details. Lots of questions answered. Great narration

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An epic tale

definitely a great story to listen to and I hope I get more in this series... I want to see the final clash and how it all ends...

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No cliffhanger.

So, this book started off a bit slow and i was really worried I would hate it. However as the story progressed, it got really good. I loved Eveleigh’s journey and the way she evolved throughout the story. There were lots of action, drama, love, hate, sarcasm and all the things that make for a great story. Sorry folk, no cliffhangers. Shout out to Lauren Fortgang who did a phenomenal job infusing life into the many characters. She is a a kick-ass narrator.

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So fun!!

Just like the first book, this one yanks you in and doesnt let you go!

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  • 07-08-19

Excellent Book Two!!!!

I love it when a pre-order delivers!!!

I listened to the first book in this series and happily pre-ordered the second book. I did not want the story to end. This book was almost as good as the first!!

The erstwhile queen and her brood are officially in the Seven Spier castle/kingdom and things just keep happening, heavy is the crown and all that. This story was so friggin good!!!!!

The narration was exceptional! It's easy to set aside good narration when you have a good story but don't make the mistake with this listen. As good as this book is (and it is most excellent!) the narration and the narrator is on point. There was drama and tension and humor and royals and royalty and they all got the supreme treatment. Every feeling and every emotion from every character and every scene was delivered to perfection!!

Book three is not yet available but I will be first in line when it's ready!

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I want more

I love this book. I do suggest he other book before listening to this one. The first is as good as the second. I can’t wait for the next one.

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Fun, exciting book

Loved it, great continuation of the story line. Can't wait until the next book in this series comes out.

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