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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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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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Solid second entry

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What a great second entry to this series!!! I loved it so much. King decided to write this book in two different point of views, Kalinda and Deven. I was worried at first because I didn't want this to change my perspective of Deven. However, she was very successful in keeping Deven’s voice the same. Focusing mainly on Kalinda, Deven's point of view was a second to what was going on outside of the kingdom. This gave the story and plot more depth.

I really enjoyed seeing Kali expand more with her powers. It was great to see her harness them more and, honestly, seeing more of all of the bhuta powers. Each girl had a different bhuta power so we really were able to grasp how different each one is. One of my favorite parts of the story was how Kalinda saw Tarek and Jaya’s. I felt like these represented her internal struggles she was facing. There was more action and Kali participated in all the trials. I love the history of this world and we were given even more!

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This was such a strong entry into The Hundredth Queen series. It picked up right at the end and didn't waste too much time on a recap of events. King was successful in creating and building the personalities of each character. I enjoyed how different these trials were than the original. I was a little worried that it was going to be too much like the first book. Every aspect was beautifully done. I highly recommend this book if you enjoyed the first!

Audio Review
YES! Lauren Ezzo and Scott Merriman are perfect narrating together. They do such an amazing job with the dual POVs. It took me a little bit to get used to since we only had Lauren in the first book, but it was a welcome change. I definitely recommend this audio.

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  • L.
  • 01-14-19

wonderful!

Loved it! I can't wait until the next one! Looking forward to continuing the series.

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Impressive

I love how they added two points of view to this book. I really feel it was needed. My only constructive criticism is that you didn't really get much of one perspective. That perspective could have also been polished a little more in my opinion too. That's the only real problem I had with this book. Other than that, I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first and look forward to reading the last two books in the series. I fully recommend this book. Please read first book first.

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Great

This is an amazing continuation of the hundredth queen. The only complaint I have is the two readers should agree on a pronunciation. Several names were pronounced much differently by each reader. Other than that, amazing!

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  • Lyssa
  • PALM BAY, FL
  • 10-27-18

Excellent book

Characters are well formed. Action, adventure, love for both men and country. Worth the read.

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Good story

The female narrator is very good. I did not like the male narrator. He could not pronounce the names of the towns or the characters names properly.

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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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  • Mum of four cheshire
  • 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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  • Serena
  • 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.