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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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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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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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Consistency

My main issue with this audiobook was the narration. Lauren Ezzo did a great job, no issues there. Scott Merriman should have taken the time to study how Lauren pronounced the names in the story. They were using two difference pronunciations for multiple names and places in the story.

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Male narrator ok by the end

I too found the male narrator annoying, at first. Then I realized that to my ears the primary difference was accent on a or i in Kali. Female narrator placed accent on the a in the first book. The new male narrator places his accent on the i, which is same as for the full name Kalinda as pronounced by both narrators. After realizing this I no longer found him so annoying.

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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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Another HIT...on to book number three.

Wonderful narration. Robust characters immersed within a beautifully written work, filled with intrigue and thrills amidst a great adventure... Enjoy

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Split Narration is Confusing

the split narrative had potential, but was completely ruined by the fact that the new narration for Devin seemed unable to pronounce the names of every other character in the book. Do these narrators even listen to each other?

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love this book <br />

good book lo ed the story i felt lime i went on a trip. details were great the read was awesome.

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The male narrator is...

not great. His voice is fine, but he pronounces nearly all of the names, places, and unique words differently than the female narrator. The lack of consistency was very jarring, and I eventually just stopped listening to the male narrator entirely and just read the book for those chapters. Otherwise, the story was really intriguing and enjoyable, and the female narrator is as good as she was in the first book.

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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.