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Book one in The King's Riders fantasy romance series!

For generations, the Ryhans, ruling family of the Province of Greenwald, have been keepers of a sword rumored to possess enough magic to defeat kings. Lord Varthan, a former archduke and betrayer of the king, covets the sword and invades Greenwald.

Lady Ceralda Ryhan, daughter of the murdered duke, gains the sword and flees, trusting only her white wolf, Trikser - magically bonded to her. Cera needs nothing more to aid in her fight.

Jorrin Aldern, half elfin and half human, left his home in the mountains of Aramour to find his human father who disappeared 20 turns before, but finds Cera with Varthan and his shades on her tail instead.

His dual heritage and empathic magic will tempt Cera in ways she never thought she'd desire. But can he convince her trust and love can pave the path to redemption or will the epic battle end in tragedy and evil conquer them all?

©2013 Christine A. Szarek/Paper Dragon Publishing (P)2016 Christine A. Szarek/Paper Dragon Publishing

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Ladies, Lords, and Romance


This is an entertaining story, and normally I don't enjoy the medieval type setting, but I liked it here. I listened to the audiobook of Sword's Call, and I enjoyed the narrator. She has an accent that works with this type of story. I'd recommend listening! Ceralda is in hiding because there's an enemy that has killed her family and is in search of her and a magical sword she has. She helps out a half elf, half human, Jorrin, and the two join forces to help each other. There's also an attraction between the two, but they have trouble getting past some things. The romance is sweet, and definitely gets sexy! The scenes aren't super detailed, but they do have some spice. There is some adventure that I loved, but I would've loved more of it. There are a lot of POV's and I think it would've been nice to have less. That time could've been spent on the journey that Ceralda is on, and that would've added more adventure. I liked Ceralda, but man oh man! she makes horrible decisions. She says she has a "plan" during one of her more stupid decisions, but really she didn't have a plan. She also jumps to conclusion too quickly, so that shows her immaturity and naivety during those times. I still loved the connection between Jorrin and her though. Jorrin has his moments too, but they are young, so they are bound to make some mistakes. The story is interesting and there's a lot going on, but the author did a great job of pulling it all together. I look forward to the next book! This one is a complete story, and it looks like the next one features new main characters, but still has characters from this book, so I'm excited to see where the characters go!

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Enjoyed the first in this series

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. I was wondering if I would like this book, judging from the cover. I thought it might be cartoonish. But, it wasn 't. It had a lot of thrill and suspense to keep the reader/listeners attention. The narrator did a great job with the personalities of the characters. Looking forward to the next books.

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Entertaining, well narrated Paranormal

Where does Sword's Call rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a great-quick listen. This audio takes you on a paranormal adventure with a young human girl, her white wolf, and a half elf-half human. The author did a fabulous job developing the characters and the narrator, with her beautiful accent, conveyed the emotions well. Not only did I find her convincing as the main character but her performance of the male character did not deter me from the story. She pulled off the strength, fear, authority, and determination with the nuances of her tone while still staying true to the characters age and circumstances. I was engrossed from beginning to end. It’s a book about bravery, friendship, betrayal, trust, love, but mostly of believing in yourself. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more from this narrator and listening to the next audio in this series. I would recommend this audio to anyone who enjoys a fluid, fascinating paranormal Audio that will sweep you away to a far off land.

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Romantic high fantasy

I enjoyed this book. The characters are all interesting, some are quite entertaining, and they each bring something different to the story. The story itself is engaging, full of magic, tension, and romance. I found myself wanting to listen to it every chance I got, wondering how it would all come to a head and who would walk away from the battle.

I wasn't a big fan of the narration. It felt overly enunciated, drawn out, and a little aggressive to my ears. I ended up playing it at a faster speed, which helped a bit.

I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a tale with romance, magic, battles, and interesting characters.

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