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Publisher's Summary

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen's rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda's troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she's in exile. But she isn't alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah's son, who has promised Deven's freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.

But as Kalinda's tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them - as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.

With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?

©2017 Emily R. King (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Fire queen audio issues

I like the story behind this series but had a problem with this recording as it introduced a male voice for the male character but the female reader and male reader did not pronounce half of the names of persons and places the same way.

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Good book, annoying glitches in performance

While this book is an interesting continuation of Emily Kong’s story strayed in The Hundredth Queen, I had a REALLY hard time getting past the huge differences in pronunciation between the female protagonist and the male one. Given that the male is primarily reading the part of Deven, who is in love with Kalinda, I found it incredibly irritating that he pronounced EVERYTHING differently than she did - including her NAME (!!!), the country they come from, and many other major character’s names!! This Audible book should never have passed editorial review with that error. It was so irritating that I yelled the corrected pronunciation at the radio every time he read. I doubt I’ll buy the 3rd Audible book given this sloppy and irritating editing.

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Meh

The story is fine but the fact that the two narrators continually pronounce the names of characters differently is beyond distracting. I'm writing this before I can even finish the book because I'm not sure that I will.

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It was really distracting to hear Scott pronouncing Kalinda’s nickname differently than Lauren. Otherwise it was enjoyable overall.

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Inconsistent narration

The book itself is nice, though I liked it less than the first.
However- the narration was a real problem... Lauren Ezzo is great, but Scott Merriman kind of ruins it.
I mean- at least be consistent with the pronunciation of the names of major characters! First I blamed the producers for not coordinating between him and ms Ezzo, but then I noticed that he changes the pronunciation of some names even in the same chapter of his own narration.
Made me loose concentration every time he said Kali’s name... I really hope they fix it by the next book....

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The story became a little far fetched.

the characters believed everything people they never met told them. it was so unreasonable. this made no since.

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Love this series!

Great story with complex characters. I️ love that this story is not predictable.
My only complaint is that the two narrators did not pronounce names the same way. It was confusing at times. The Narrators’ voices were great but pronounced the lead character’s name differently.
This story has romance and plenty of action. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

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It’s keeps getting better!

I read the first book in 2017. I just so happened to see a review for one of the other books in the series and was so excited to read all of the books consecutively. Can’t wait to start three. I love this series. The storyline and characters are very intriguing. And the suspense is driving me crazy to figure out what happens next!

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Attached to the throne

Kali believes her nightmare is over. Once she hands everything over to Tarek's son she should be able to leave her duties as the Kindred and start her life with Deven. Unfortunately, things become more complicated and she is pushed back into the arena to protect her position as Kindred. When will she be able to remove this obligation? Can she remove it? She cannot release her obligations as Kindred until there is peace for all people.

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  • 11-30-21

Horrible male narrator pronunciation!

I almost didn’t finish listening to this audiobook due to the male narrators pronunciation of many words such as the female protagonists name, places, other people’s names, etc. He would change the pronunciation slightly for each time he said the words, too, and it would never match the female narrators pronunciations. 4/5 stars for the story but I will not be listening to the next book via audible because I cannot stand the pronunciation disparity.

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  • 11-04-19

amazing sequel

couldn't stop listening! thoroughly enjoyable second installment of the series. looking forward to book 3

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  • 08-19-19

Excellent Continuation

This is a great second installment of the story of Kalinder. Really enjoying these books so far and the new characters are a good addition.
The narration by Lauren Enzo is as fantastic as the first book but the addition of Scott Merriman takes some getting used to. He does pronounce some names differently to Lauren, which can get confusing and annoying. He also changes his name pronounciation from time to time. However, once you get past that, he does an ok job of Deven. Don't let it put you off as the book doesn't deserve that.
Onwards to the next installment.

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  • Poppey
  • 11-25-18

Every bit as good as the first book

What a time, when the sisterhood of warriors could rule a kingdom. However, I am a little disappointed that Kalinda seems to be playing Prince Ashwin off again Deven. She professes to love Deven, but cannot seem to separate her friendship with the Prince with her attraction to him. Time will see if she will ever choose.

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  • 06-02-18

Fantastic

I’ve loved this book, it brought more of the adventures which began in book 1 and carried them on! We had a wonderful addition of male characters adding to the story. Off to buy book 3!!!

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  • 03-03-18

Second speeker is freaking anoying


This is a good story, but destroyed by male speeker, introduced in book two. The voice of the male main character pronounces ALL character names completely different from the main narrative (female) voice. This a hibsy's annoying. And causing me to just annoy over the book, instead of following the story.

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