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Tear Down the Throne

By: Jennifer Estep
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
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Best-selling author Jennifer Estep continues her Gargoyle Queen epic fantasy series where magic reigns, alliances are tested, and a dangerous attraction could tear down a throne....

Crown princess. Clever spy. Powerful mind magier. Gemma Ripley of Andvari is all those things—and determined to stop an enemy from using magical tearstone weapons to conquer her kingdom.

Gemma’s quest for answers leads her to a trade Summit between the various kingdoms. Among the other royals in attendance is Queen Maeven Morricone of Morta and her son, Prince Leonidas—Gemma’s charming and dangerous nemesis.

Gemma knows that Maeven always has a long game in motion, and sure enough, the cunning queen invokes an arcane tradition that threatens the fragile truce between Andvari and the other kingdoms. Despite her best intentions, Gemma once again finds herself thrown together with Leo and battling her growing feelings for the enemy prince.

When a series of deadly attacks shatters the Summit’s peaceful negotiations, Gemma realizes that someone wants to tear the royals down from their thrones—and that this enemy just might succeed.

©2022 Jennifer Estep (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Cheezier then a block of Velveeta!

The 1st book of this series had some promise, however the sequel fell short. 80% of the book was Gemma rejecting Leo and saying how horrible he was and at the same time gushing over him.
Besides the 2 steamy sex scenes and the occasional “F” bomb, it’s VERY juvenile in nature.

It was also incredibly predictable.

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Can’t Wair

I can’t wait for the next book in this series! Gemma is an amazing hero!

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Very good

Action and adventure abound in this game of royals and a question of who you can trust. A very good listen. Looking forward to the next book! The narrator did a great job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene.

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A truly magnificent sequel

In the second book of The Gargoyle Queen series, Tear Down the Throne, Jennifer Estep has created a truly magnificent sequel. The first book, Capture the Crown, left readers wanting more, and the author delivered. Packed with danger, treachery, and lust, Tear Down the Throne has everything. And it’s not for young readers. In fact, it’s the kind of hot romance that borders on erotic.

Gemma Ripley is the crown princess of Andvari, and her magic is strong but unpredictable. When she saved the life of Prince Leonidas Morricone, she had no idea it would bind their lives together with common goals and a dangerous attraction. In Capture the Crown, Gemma is kidnapped and tortured, but escapes with the help of her gargoyle. She returns home broken in body and in spirit, and missing Leo’s presence. His magic is the same as Gemma’s, and they share a long history of saving each other’s lives. If he wasn’t a Morricone, Gemma might not fight her feelings for the prince.

Leo’s mother orchestrated a royal massacre sixteen years ago, killing Gemma’s uncle in a devastating spectacle young Gemma had been forced to witness. His brother, the Crown Prince, was the one to torture Gemma and leave her hands and back scarred. Leo himself has betrayed Gemma too many times for her to ever trust him. Despite all that, their fates seem intertwined, and their chemistry is undeniable. Worse yet, Leo’s mother seems determined to tie the two star-crossed royals together in some plot Gemma cannot uncover. For that reason alone, Gemma fights her desire and swears she will never marry a Morricone.

Tear Down the Throne is action-packed, filled with twists and turns, and absolutely swoon-worthy. I enjoyed it even more than the first book of the series, and purchased the audiobook the day the book debuted and listened to it right away.

Narrated by the talented Lauren Fortgang, I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • LMorgan
  • 05-17-22

Loved it!

Fabulous story in this series. Jennifer Estep has done it again and Lauren Fortgang performance superb, as always!
Thanks for the entertainment

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  • LW
  • 11-12-22

Love, Royal and Fantasy

I love this series of books so much. They are perfect for getting lost in a world of magic with enough description and detail to feel like you are within that world.