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The Complete Sun-Blessed Trilogy

Narrated by: Carol Beth Anderson
Series: Sun-Blessed Trilogy, Book 1-3
Length: 43 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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This box set contains all three books of the Sun-Blessed Trilogy - over 43 hours of fresh, unique YA fantasy. Dive into a world of golden magic and looming evil.

The glow itself seemed to be alive, breathing, spreading under the baby’s skin. One question filled my mind: Who is this child? 

Tavi Malin is born facing the sun, filled with greater magic than any other sun-blessed child. When Tavi turns 14, her magic awakens. Her uncontrollable, destructive power frightens those around her - almost as much as it terrifies Tavi herself.

Tavi and her friends train to use their gifts, unaware of the threat developing in a distant city. Dissidents have banded together, and they’re killing to attain gray magic, an ominous new force that breaks the rules of ordinary magic.

But to seize true power, the Grays must grow their ranks - and Tavi is a prize worth pursuing.

In a fight where confidence is as crucial as strength, even extraordinary gifts aren’t sufficient. If Tavi is to prevail against the Grays, she must find a courage that goes deeper than magic itself.

You’ll love the entrancing characters, relationships, and magic in this all-new fantasy world.

Pick up The Complete Sun-Blessed Trilogy now!

©2018 Carol Beth Anderson (P)2019 Carol Beth Anderson

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  • KC
  • 05-17-19

Adult Fiction & Fantasy Worlds

This is a story done on Audible of Adult Fiction ad Fantasy Worlds with some magical twists. It is a clean book your young adults can enjoy. It is emotion filled and after the first few chapters you won't want to stop listening as it will keep you wanting to know more. I love books with strong characters and she has nailed it. There are many twists and turns with surprises as you go. With her strong characters she weaves in true friendship and yet there are battles against evil. I loved the narration of this audio book which is done by the author herself. She does a great job and it keeps you wanting more. I highly recommend this book.

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wonderful tale of magic and intrigue

loved this story about a group of friends struggling to keep their way of life alive through magic. despite hardships and struggles, these heroes and heroines keep you enthralled with their world. hard to put down once you start!

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A Beautifully Unique Fantasy

My thoughts on the series: "I really enjoyed this series, and love how new and original it is! Strong characters, unique magic system, compelling plot and story, this series has all the things I look for in a fantasy series, and I'm excited to see one that's not afraid to try new things. This series is unlike any I've read before, and I look forward to reading more from this author!"

*I was gifted a copy from the author, this does not affect my review.*

I enjoyed reading this series, and was excited to listen to the audiobook. Even better, the author narrated this one, so there's that connection to the characters that is hard to act out if you aren't intimately familiar with the characters and story. I loved hearing the story in this format, and think it really adds to the emotion and excitement in this trilogy.

While reading the books, I noticed there were a few places where the action slowed, and the same happens here, but since I find it easier to finish audiobooks in a short time, I didn't notice them as often, and really enjoyed listening to the dialog and action scenes this way!

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  • Myztikal
  • On the Edge of Glory
  • 04-14-19

Mesmerizing, Unique, and One of a Kind!

Book 1
4.25 Stars

WOW!!
I’m so glad I waited for the trilogy to start listening to this!

It’s a magnificent masterpiece with unique world building, growing characters and deep cause and effects.
It’s meaningful, deep, and lingers long after you leave the world.
Relationships are forged, fringed, and rekindled.
The romance is sweet and you watch it truly grow from acquaintance, friendship, to more. No insta-love/lust. No love triangles.
The magic, the training, the explanations were enthralling and easy to follow.
It’s sprinkled with messages of self love and growing one’s self esteem and confidence. I’m excited for young girls to find this book and link the subtle values to provide strength and guidance to their chaotic worlds.

My few quirks included confusion about Misty, the older sister we meet in the prologue who disappears until over halfway through.
A few of the chapters time skipped ahead, but then it ‘recaps and tells us we missed’.
The world building was crazy incredibly fabulous, but the ‘mile markers and streets in the horse ridden world seemed ... odd.


But it IS a STELLAR fantasy adventure (the sci fi genre might be misleading) rooted deeply in their magic and religion. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book. Sub plots are nicely tied up; only the overall arc is lingering. Good stopping point - no cliffhanger.


Carol Beth Anderson narrated her book and it’s the icing on the cake! Characters have their own voices and she brilliantly added urgency as needed.

Book 2
4 Stars

A compelling sequel! Intricate character development through adverse heartbreak and impending malevolent series of events.

We meet new characters who are sweet and lively and add exuberance to the cast. They were easy to fall in love with - a little too easily?

Time skips are briefer but it still rewinds to explain ‘what was missed’.

The second book was very slow as Tavi works through her grief. She has an inner battle that is baffling. She wants to be a lone ranger yet she’s clueless. She doesn’t want to be with the team but her wallowing seems to blind her from the big picture. She was more of a pawn than a possible heroine, and it was disappointing. It could be part of her growth, but 450+ pages of stunted growth.

The writing, plot, and characters are intriguing and the final book calls to me.

Narration is still superb and I love it!!

Book 3
3 Stars - Ouch!
As the trilogy comes to a conclusion, I realize I enjoyed the book but wish there was more. Not more like another book, but more like more details and relationship building (or destroying). Book 3 is soo much, yet soo less.

We learn more about the characters- but they really do nothing - and myriads of nothing. Once in a while, they have an inkling of a plan but it fizzles and they’re back to twiddling their thumbs. I got so sick of them waiting for Tavi, who has proven she’s not in a mental state to lead. So why doesn’t the team just move forward? Aaaargh

We are introduced to more characters as the Resistance grows. It’s good to see Tavi struggles and makes her own decisions regarding her trust/mistrust of the Greys in her circle. But I feel like it took up too much page time ... I wanted more of the story, the plot, the plight.

Tavi certainly should have sought help at the Healing House (Why was the Healing House brought up so many times, yet never really played a viable role - only offscreen with a parent?) as she is still grieving over the death from the first chapters in book 2? It (the death) really started to feel like The Death was it’s own character and it became annoying.

I thought the Colonel and the gardener would have a more central role when we followed them at the beginning... but then they disappeared until the climax. Nice tie - in, but it felt too contrived and instead of a HOORAY, it was like waves lapping at my toes.

I didn’t like that the author kept all of her cards to herself and didn’t trust the readers to draw their conclusions, true or false.

I think readers may enjoy this more if they don’t desire a book where they are included in the ride, but go along for the ride. There’s still more telling than showing and backtracking to explain ... and the caverns - what a total loss of description opportunity.

It’s been a long minute since I became engrossed in a trilogy and this was well worth my torment this week as I shuffled in listening during my morning routine, work day, and evening and night rituals!

Ms Anderson is gifted as she delivers this book as the narrator. She provided unique tones and accents for each of the dozens of characters. I never had to guess who was talking.

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Just didn't do it the me on this one

Couldn't get pass the first 4 chapters. Voice is too gravelly for me. Had to return

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  • RoyBad
  • 07-03-19

Just wasn't what we hoped for

This was for a 12 yr old. She couldn't get into the story.
Lots of mature themes and while some of the story line and subplots were enthralling, some characters developed well and the "idea" of the book great, the narrator and author really didn't develop characters or the story as much as they could.

She listened to the first 2 hours and doesn't want to listen anymore.
It's going to be returned.