adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $28.34

Buy for $28.34

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Lost Queen, hailed as “Outlander meets Camelot” (Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark) and “The Mists of Avalon for a new generation” (Linnea Hartsuyker, author of The Golden Wolf), a “rich, immersive” (Kirkus Reviews) new novel in which a forgotten queen of sixth century Scotland claims her throne as war looms and her family is scattered to the winds.

AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesn’t yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos. 

As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history abandons its survivors to the wilds of Scotland, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while 9-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her to follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts. In the aftermath of the battle, old political alliances unravel, opening the way for the ambitious adherents of the new religion: Christianity. 

Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the warring factions together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as “Myrddin”. 

“Intrigue, rivalry, and magic among the mists of old Britain - The Forgotten Kingdom is an enchantment of a read!" (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author)

©2020 Signe Pike (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

More from the same

What listeners say about The Forgotten Kingdom

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    369
  • 4 Stars
    51
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    354
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    330
  • 4 Stars
    47
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Signe leaves us hanging. Again!

I waited so long for this book to come out! I’m a little disappointed. The Lost Queen cracked my heart into a million pieces several times. I won’t give any spoilers but I would have liked if she had gone more into where ‘The Lost Queen’ had left off. It felt like whoever edited this booked chopped half of it.

The character development was nowhere near that of TLQ, which is why I was so invested with the characters, story and left craving book two. I don’t think TFK will work as a stand-alone for that reason. Granted, it’s probably not meant to.

There’s a lot of missed opportunities for the political intrigues that drew me in in the first book. I didn’t care for this book as much as the first. I hope the 3rd book in the trilogy will deliver what the first book did. Also, it would have been nice to have the authors notes at the end of this one as well. I hope Signe returns to the character development she used in TLQ, and the political and religious intrigues that were included in book one, which are integral to that time in history.

If you’re looking for a romance novel(s),this series isn’t for you.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait for the final book.

Best book ever!! This series made me laugh ,cheer, cry ,and everything in between. I can't wait for the 3 rd installment.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome book!

Loved the first two books of this trilogy! The author draws you in immediately and you can’t wait to see what happens next. Eagerly anticipating the final novel.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Really liking this author and series!

A worthy sequel in the series. Historical fiction/fantasy has always been a favorite subject and it is obvious Signe Pike has done her homework.

Characters are well constructed and performances well executed. Narrator for Lyle was a little distracting at times but isn't the worst I've listened to so it didn't detract too much from the overall experience.

Still giving 5 stars. Eager for more!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Greatly anticipating the 3rd book of this Trilogy.

It really captures your imagination. If you like Game of Thrones and tales of ancient life during the dawn of Chisidom in the British Isles, you'll like this. If you enjoy historical drama with fiction you'll like this series. The naration is excellent.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this audio book!

I’d listened to the first book in Signe Pike’s series and loved it.
This second novel did not disappoint.
Very nice addition of 2 more voice actors and it truly captures the shifting perspectives in a wonderful way.
Can’t wait for her third book to be released. I will definitely purchase the audio version!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Waiting for the 3rd Installement

These two novels clicked with me. If you like the Matthew Shardlake series or Sam Burnell's novels, this just might be up your alley. I've seen other comments about it being a romance novel. No, it's about a woman's life in a time that was completely foreign to us modern humans. The Old Religion versus the spread of Christianity. If you watched The Mists of Avalon" and were interested in that era, give this a try. I'm looking forward to the next installment very much.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

story

My only problem with this story is the narrator for Lailoken. He make it hard to love Lailoken part of the story. Everything else is great.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not as good as book #1 but still a good yarn

I loved the first book in this series, so I was excited for the release of the second. I was a little disappointed in that this production now has three narrators (I prefer one). All the same, it was a good story and I look forward to #3. Toni Frutin is an amazing narrator. I didn’t find Furlong and Waring to be quite as convincing, but this would not deter me from listening to their work again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Exciting and Heart Warming

Please make sure you read the Lost Queen before starting this book. If you don’t, you will not understand as Signe Pike did not recap or explain past events. There is PLENTY of content to keep you riveted in this second book and it follows up the first excellently and is extremely captivating!!! I can’t wait for the next one! I don’t even think I could pronounce any of the proper names, but the narrators speak them as if they were just ordinary words. Highly recommend!