A king bent on conquest.
A murderous warrior tribe.
And the slave-girl who dares to stand between them!
When Shioni, slave to the Princess of Sheba, travels to the legendary Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, she encounters adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Little does she imagine the powerful forces lurking in this jagged volcanic wilderness; forces that could tear the Kingdom of Sheba apart.
Kalcha, the Wasabi leader, has prepared a deadly trap, an evil sorcery rooted within the castle the King has chosen for his fortress. Kalcha is massing her warriors and her giant hyenas, intent on annihilating the Sheban forces.
As the Wasabi attack, it is left to Shioni to show the way with courage and the conviction of her heart. Can she overcome the wrath of a lion, outwit the treacherous Captain Dabir, and defuse General Getu's inexplicable hatred? With the help of her friends Mama Nomuula, Princess Annakiya, and the fiuri Azurelle, Shioni must uncover the hidden secrets of the Enchanted Castle before Kalcha destroys all she holds dear.
I absolutely adored this audiobook. Everything about it was perfect for me. The setting with excellent world- building and the likeable, well- rounded characters. I wish I could give this one more than five stars. I also would've loved this when I was younger. It was exciting with Shioni being able to communicate with the animals and her adventures were fun. And the Princess Anna was a great supporting sidekick for her. Marc Secchia is a fabulous author and I hope he continues this story. I'm a fan.
Nik Magill's performance was brilliant. I think it was flawless and he had the accents down perfectly. I loved the fact that he didn't have to fluctuate his voice to distract from the story. His natural voice was great and I always knew the characters. I really enjoyed the character of Mama Nomuula. A perfect match with author/reader.
“This audiobook was provided to me on request by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”
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I loved listening to this. Nik Magill did a wonderful job especially with his different voices. I loved and envied Shioni getting to talk with animals (I mean who doesn't wish at some point in their life to talk to animals). I loved the adventure and everything else about this story. There were some surprises that I wasn't expecting, but that's what makes this a great story.
Where does The Enchanted Castle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Top ten percent. A very well written and well thought out story. Too short though.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Shioni of course. This whole story centers around the life of the Slave girl Shioni. Even though she had been sold into slavery, she doe not let her life affect her heart or her generous heart.
Which character – as performed by Nik Magill – was your favorite?
I think the best was still Shioni. He did well with others but still the performance came back to the main character.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No...This is a story that should be savored and not rushed through.
Any additional comments?
I really enjoyed listening to this story and NO, I do not think it should only be for young teenagers. I received this Audio Book for free from AudioBook Boom in exchange for an unbiased review.