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Firebrand Audiobook

Firebrand

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Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon.

Karigan has only just returned from a dark future where Sacoridia has been conquered and is ruled by a despotic emperor, and she has not recovered in heart or mind. As if that is not enough, the castle ghosts won't leave her alone. Though Zachary is loath to part from her so soon after her return, he knows she is the best choice to undertake the mission to the north.

Each step on their journey places Karigan and her companions closer to enemy territory and danger, for northward lie the forces of Second Empire, Sacoridia's longtime foe, and Grandmother, the necromantic leader of Second Empire, has not been idle. She uses her magic to summon a wild elemental spirit to wreak havoc upon Zachary and his wife, Queen Estora.

At first the Sacoridians succeed in fending off the creature, but it so covets Estora that it can't stay away. It abducts Zachary, assuming his form and his place at Estora's side - but when it is finally ousted, Zachary is still missing. Estora, alone and heavy with twins, must prepare her realm for the coming conflict from the confines of her bedchamber.

Meanwhile, the danger only deepens for Karigan and her companions as they journey north. When she finds herself caught in the midst of a clash between forces, Karigan must rescue and protect her king before she falls into a trap set by Grandmother - a trap that could give Second Empire the power to control the dead and all the demons of the hells.

Magic, danger, and adventure abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in the sixth book in Kristen Britain's New York Times best-selling Green Rider epic fantasy series.

©2017 Kristen Britain (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Scorch 04-24-17
    Scorch 04-24-17
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    "Ellen Archer is great, but has a rough start"

    in way of performance, having listened to the other books in this series read by Ellen, it was jarring for the first few chapters. Her reading felt unnatural at first, probably due to how long it's been since the last book. She seems to be shouting the first few chapters, and the voices for characters mechanical and lifeless. However!!! That is only the first few chapters, and she quickly finds her way. Her captivating voice once more was able to paint a vivid picture of the king, his riders, and his enemies. Don't be discouraged and stop listening, give it time and it'll be just as grand of a reading as the other Green Rider books.

    ps. Her singing voice is lovely and makes me smile every time.

    As far as the content of the book, it is a much better addition to the series than the last. It felt right at home, and everything felt like it had meaning and a place unlike the last book that basically rendered 90% of itself useless by the last chapter. The story flowed and was significantly better.

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    Stella 10-02-17
    Stella 10-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So much better"

    I didn't particularly enjoy the previous installment or the series but this one was so much better. It was back to the characters that we know and love!

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    Marta Goertzen 09-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Firebrand one of my favorites of this series"

    Loved Firebrand! It had the feel of the first couple of books and reminded me why I fell in love with this series in the first place. I'm glad Ellen Archer is still narrating, keeping a consistent voice throughout the series has been a treat. As always the question is... when is the next book!!!???

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    K. Dennis 09-21-17
    K. Dennis 09-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What happened!?!?!"

    The author lost her way somewhere when Karigan went to the future. I enjoyed the story but it seemed to have almost more magic than this one does now, and the characters have lost all interesting qualities. Sick of her main character always being crapped on and having terrible things over and over happening to her, it is such a depressing read now. Sick of her relationship with the king, or lack thereof. And still pissed she can't just be with Cade and what happens to him, that was a bad move imo. I hope the magic comes back to this series soon and for the love of everything make it less depressing.

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    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 08-21-17
    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 08-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book yet!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book, the character who have been in the background finally get to shine.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It moved along much faster than the other books and it wasn't all about the main character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the queen finally promoted Capt. Mapstone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Anna was made a Green Rider


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    Blacksburgman VA, USA 08-14-17
    Blacksburgman VA, USA 08-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrific "

    I could not stop listening to this book. The continuing character development is outstanding. I enjoy all the plot twist and cliff hangers. This book, like all the other in this series, left me wanting more! My only criticism is the author takes a long time between books. I guess that’s why they are so good!

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    HPM Rancho Cucamonga, CA United States 07-22-17
    HPM Rancho Cucamonga, CA United States 07-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Suspense, Romance, and Fantasy"

    Loved every minute of it. The Narrator was outstanding and kept me entranced to the end. Excited for the next book.

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    Fiona Baron 07-17-17
    Fiona Baron 07-17-17 Member Since 2009
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    "What you mean to end a series on that note!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    How could you possibly end of the series with that book there has to be more if there's not more then stop writing completely.


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    Matthew 07-16-17
    Matthew 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    loved this book the whole series... such well rounded characters... It will suck you in... And leave you on the edge of your seat

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    Anonymous 06-29-17
    06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Sooo Goood!"

    I crave for more books to come soon! But take your time, i feel these books are well thought out and priceless to a lot of readers because of that. Thank you Britian!!

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