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Publisher's Summary

Following the downfall of a tyrant in the Wall Street Journal bestselling Kingfountain trilogy, years have passed in prosperity for the kingdom of Ceredigion. Now, as the time comes to celebrate the new king's nuptials, the specter of a new enemy emerges to destroy all that has been painstakingly built in those years.

Tryneowy Kiskaddon has grown up learning military and diplomatic strategy from her father, one of the king's closest advisors. She feels her destiny lies in defending the kingdom as a knight, not as a Wizr as her parents have decided, though no lady of the realm has taken up the sword in a century. As she seeks to understand her own Fountain-blessed powers, she studies in the tradition of her mother while training in secret and closely following the realm's politics, alarmed by her mother's vision of an impending clash and a devastating future.

But the pieces on fate's game board are in motion, and on the eve of battle, a threatening force irrevocably changes the future of the kingdom and her own. Does Trynne have what it takes to maneuver Ceredigion's key players into position and outsmart the kingdom's enemies - even those still concealed in shadow?

©2017 Jeff Wheeler (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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The next generation; Arthurian influences

While still in the same series, this book starts another trilogy following Owen's daughter into the next generation of intrigue and machination!

It's possible to see the influence of the King Arthur legend in the story, and that makes it all the more enjoyable.

The writer has very visibly improved his craft, comparing to the first book in the series or to the Muirwood series - which is also excellent.

Kate Rudd keeps on being awesome!

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Great Continuation

This series continues on the path of intrigue. All the characters you want to learn more about with many new characters coming into their own right. In this novel the world we have come to know opens up into a much bigger one, though very little is known yet. It still has some violence, death but overall I didn't consider even as dark as some of the prior books.

A great narrator, a great story, and a fairly big cliff hanger ending.

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Best story of the series by far

Almost seems like this was written by a different author. Very little unnecessary dialog or filler text to get page count.

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Absolutely LOVE this series!

This series is FANTASTIC, with lots of surprises and turns. Good read even though it wrenches your heart at times. I love this reader's performance and different voices she uses.

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Good but...

My only complaints are are that things so mysterious and rare in the books before suddenly become common place and it seems like everyone one is using this wizzer magic like it was nothing, It feels like cutting corners to move the story along- but by doing so it has lost a little something that made these stories so interesting. He has also become a little inconsistent in order to move the story as well in the same area. As deep and interesting of a world he had created it would have been better to put a little more though into it. Good continuation of the story worth the read and the time- I will buy all other books and will read them more then once, but die hard fans will see the hole
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Excellent performance

If I could give the performance 10 stars, I would. Kate Rudd is a master going from child’s voice, to young girl’s to wizened old men flawlessly! And the tale of Kingfountain has not yet grown old!

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The Hollow Crown...

I love, love, love, this series. The intrigue, machinations, subtlety, and fairy tale qualities render this "read" one of sheer listening pleasure. I am hopeful that soon, the next in this series will appear.

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The Hollow Crown by Jeff Wheeler

OK I admit I am an addict of the intrigue of The Hollow Crown written by Jeff Wheeler.

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Another Great Book!

Loved it and finished it way too fast. Can't get the next one soon enough!

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not quite as good as the first of the books

This book follows the children of the hero's and heroines from the other books. Particularly the daughter of Owen. She wants to be a warrior in a country that doesn't believe women can do a man's job. There wasn't quite as much warfare in this book as in the first ones.

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  • 01-29-18

The hollow. Crown

Excellent. Another complete night of enjoying story telling. Can't wait for next book. And many more to come?

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  • 01-22-18

Great follow up to 3 previous tales

Will get book5 to listen to and hope it is as entraining. Keep up the good work