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"Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We've traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises - but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that's the crux of it - it can't be quelled. It's human nature." 

For her 16th birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire - a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a talented apprentice cartographer and a descendant of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she's drawn of this vast, frozen land. 

But Vaela's dream all too quickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she's only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she'd ever imagined - and with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means. Starving, alone and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home - but first, she must survive. 

©2018 Keira Drake (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • A.B.
  • Utah, USA
  • 03-27-18

Such an adventure!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's got everything you'd want in a good YA book, action, mystery, intrigue, drama, and emotion. Thank you Keira Drake for sharing your gift with the world!

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  • Christy
  • Mount Vernon, OR, United States
  • 04-04-18

Better than expected.

Well the story was fairly predictable it was told in and engaging way. Fast-paced and exciting it was an easy listen. The narrator did an excellent job.

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Beautifully told, beautifully written.

Where does The Continent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fiona Hardingham is a master of her craft. I was spellbound throughout this entire book.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character's progression and the way it made me think about war.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the main character and love interest finally come together.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Epic.