Regular price: $29.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

From The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jeff Wheeler.

Before she befriended a frightened young boy in the palace of Kingfountain, Ankarette Tryneowy grew up during the shattering civil war that raged between members of the Argentine family. This is the story of how the only daughter of a lawyer and a midwife became the famed Queen's Poisoner.

Recruited by King Eredur's ambitious uncle, Ankarette is thrown into a world of double dealing, deception, and tangled loyalties. With the help of her mentor and friend, Sir Thomas, she must learn to trust her instincts and remember that others will not always be loyal, even when they are of the same blood. But involving herself in the machinations of the realm draws the eye of an enemy more dangerous than kings or dukes. How will she navigate the politics of the realm and the desires of her heart to become the woman she needs to become?

©2018 Jeff Wheeler (P)2018 Podium Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    264
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    249
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    234
  • 4 Stars
    39
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

More please!

I can't get enough of Jeff Wheeler's wholesome fantasy. His characters are rich, kingdoms come alive and best of all the stories keep me grounded in the principals I hold dear.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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

Kate Rudd is never a disappointment

A joy to listen to. I had started reading The king fountain series and once I had listened to her I have had to hear them all.

Awaiting more!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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

Great Prequel!

I loved visiting the world of Kingfountain and getting to see the characters that are referenced in the series. Ankarette Treneowy is a force to be reckoned with and I can see why she was feared in The Queen's Poisoner. I'd recommend this book to be read either before or after completing the Kingfountain series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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

Exceptional

I was beyond surprised by the quality of this story. I happened upon it by accident and was enthralled almost immediately. It was consumed within 24hrs. I will be completing the rest of the serious forthwith!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

It’s was great to hear more of the poisoner’s story.

Great narration and a fun addition to the series. Jeff wheeler writes such imaginative Stories

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

The Kingfountain Series is amazing.

Kate Rudd does an awesome job as narrator and brings each character to life. Jeff Wheeler is a author who knows his craft.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • T Drake
  • South Dakota -United States
  • 09-29-18

Not suitable for driving. To many names.

When you can't see the names in print, it's hard to keep numerous names straight when driving. Really boring, all I heard in the first 8 chapters was who controls who. Didn't finish as I was affraid it was going to put me a sleep while driving.

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

Loved the backstory

This really helped answer a lot of questions and gave me a lot of “ah-ha!” Moments. Currently going back through the series again

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

never disappointing

Jeff Wheeler is never a disappointment and Kate Rudd is my favorite narrator. I never grow tired of hearing these stories! truly something I can listen to over and over!

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

Fabulous back story for Ankerette!!

If you adore the Kingfountain series, you must read this! The story gives you all of the background, intrigue, and political hoopla that leads to the first novel of the series. Seeing how everyone is connected and prior conjoined is so fascinating. I loved learning more about Ankerette!! Kate Rudd did a fabulous job as always and slipped into and out of familiar and new character voices seamlessly. Her narration is a joy to experience in this novel as with every other.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • NIGGLEPIGGLE
  • 03-09-18

The prisoners enemy

Great storyline well narrated enjoyed it very much.most memorable part was escaping with the queen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs. H. L. Rider
  • 01-30-18

Wheeler & Rudd triumph again

Just finished this book in 2 days and am a wreck - again. This fantasy world and it's stories remind me so much of the amazing Muirwood novels and Rudd's talented vocal and performance skills take this book from good to amazing. I love the very human, very identifiable charactars and before long knew them so well I knew how they would react. As well as the situations they were in but served in rich descriptive tones performed in a way to make them new.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • joan
  • 01-23-18

The poisoners e nemy

Excellent series totally hooked, and want to hear more from this wonderful story
Can't wait

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • George Dall
  • 04-25-18

Another great book by one of my favourite authors

A memorable addition to the series, filling in the back story of some of your favourite characters