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This is an introductory novella to the best-selling Dark Faerie Tale series which gives some backstory to the greatest villainess of the Faerie world.

Untold darkness rules the Unseelie realm of the Land of Faerie. Hidden in this vast area, Aveta, the future queen of the Unseelie Army, perfects her gifts over lifetimes. Learning that magic isn't the only way to manipulate the world around her, this naive girl grows into a woman of strength and cunning, ultimately becoming one of the most feared leaders in Faerie.

©2014 Alexia Purdy (P)2017 Alexia Purdy

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Excellent! Dark Prophecy, faery princess, forbidden love and an Evil Queen

Having read the Withering palace I didn't think I could love it anymore. But Lillian Yves brings it all to a whole new level! I love this entire series but this is one of my favorites. A castle that talks to its princess, a loyal handmaiden that protects the princess from her evil mother the Queen. It is just a wonderful story that pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn't not let go. The ending sets up for the rest of the series, which trust me you will download everyone!

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What an enchanting way to enjoy a new book!

I absolutely loved getting whisked away to a whole other realm while listening to this story as I busily typed at work. This story was full of adventure, turmoil, & angst as well as magic & mystery. I have read many of Purdy's books prior to this, but had not yet read The Withering Place. This was also my first audiobook of her work. Absolutely loved it!!! Now I need another to continue this journey while I finish my work day.

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Faeries make terrible parents...

If you could sum up The Withering Palace in three words, what would they be?

Magical. Dark. Enticing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aveta, she's a young woman who's both compassionate and strong at the same time, though her behaviour does become a lot darker by the end and a lot less 'faery princess'.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the ending of this book when Aveta reclaims her kingdom (I can't give anything away!)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely - and I did!

Any additional comments?

Fantastic narration for this book, I think it really added to the experience, being able to listen to all of the characters' voices being acted out. The evil queen was especially chilling!

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