The Queen of Ieflaria

Tales of Inthya, Book 1
Narrated by: Brenda Scott Wlazlo
Series: Tales of Inthya Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Princess Esofi of Rhodia and Crown Prince Albion of Ieflaria have been betrothed since they were children but have never met. At age 17, Esofi’s journey to Ieflaria is not for the wedding she always expected but instead to offer condolences on the death of her would-be husband. 

But Ieflaria is desperately in need of help from Rhodia for their dragon problem, so Esofi is offered a new betrothal to Prince Albion’s younger sister, the new Crown Princess Adale. But Adale has no plans of taking the throne, leaving Esofi with more to battle than fire-breathing beasts.

©2018 Effie Calvin (P)2019 NineStar Press, LLC

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Loved it!

Enjoyed every minute of it. The few things the irked me aren't big enough to bother detailing out. However, I would have liked a scene where where the leads declared their love for each other instead of skipping over that part directly from potential misunderstanding to "yay we are happy now" - that did seem like a missed opportunity. There is a very fun plot twist/development right at the end that I did not see coming - can't wait to hear more about that in the next book.

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Great queer Fantasy read

A beautiful fantasy story, and a cute queer romance. Was surprised when it wasn’t controversial in this fantastical land but all the other obstacles made up for the fortunately absent homophobia.

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No Pillow Princesses here!

An excellent story! I cried, and the characters feel like they develop in a real way. Their relationships, except for a couple of moments, feel like they develop in a real way.

There were a couple of issues with audio editing and recording, but otherwise is read excellently

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I really wanted to like it

I love this genre and had high hopes even after reading the reviews. The narrator wasn't great either.

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  • J
  • 05-08-19

Great

I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. There’s a minor edit error, an audio overlap near the end but it’s just a few words. Narrator was good too.

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so much fun

this was a really fun ride. I hope there's more in this series to come. great details and awesome narrator

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Absolute triumph

I have been waiting for Queen of Ieflaria to come out on Audible with so much anticipation, and I was not let down!

Calvin is a spectacular writer and Wlazlo’s narration expertly brings the world to life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, drama, and fantasy!

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Not bad!

I listened to this all in one day 😅 It was pretty good. I am eager to get into the rest of the series.

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Great narration, Pretty good story

I really liked all the details the author poured into this book and I could tell that they really put a lot of thought into the world that they were trying to build.

The narration was definitely spot on with the narrator demonstrating a range of distinct voices for many different characters including men, women, and beast (and deities?).

My only point of contention with this book is that I felt absolutely no chemistry or spark or relationship with the MCs. In particular: Adale was a very weak character, in the sense that she practically has no presence in the book. I just couldn't feel at which point they were getting close. Even toward the end, I felt like their relationship was incredibly rushed and I couldn't really feel, at any point in the story, where the "I love you" was warranted.

Overall: I believe this book was good, I enjoyed my time in the world of Inthya and I took the adventure in stride. I wouldn't really classify this book as a romance novel, and if it is, it is very light. It centers more about the world, the religion and the politics more than the relationship of the MCs. I feel like this book is a good read for a day, however, I probably won't return to this particular one in the series any time soon.

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Fantastic read!

This is a really good book! I love the storyline, although it felt a tad rushed at the end. Other than that, though, it was a fantastic historical fantasy novel! It’s clear that a lot of thought and research went into this book. I’m excited to read the rest of the series!

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  • 03-11-19

Nice little twists

Definitely looking forward to Book 2 to see where the twist at the end takes the storyline.