• The Shape of Darkness

  • Heavy Lies the Crown
  • By: D. Fischer
  • Narrated by: Zura Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An instant best-selling tale of empowering women in the face of impossible odds, perfect for Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black fans.

For 10 years, Nefari Ashcroft, princess of the Shadow Kingdom, has hidden. For 10 years, she's endured the memory of everyone she's lost. Half the shadow people are dead, the other half are enslaved, and her once prosperous kingdom is nothing but an elaborate mass grave.

Now, dark magic has allowed the Queen of Salix to wreak havoc on the realm; wraiths hunt from the sky, the harvestmen march across the land, and the bone criers pick apart the flesh of the corpses left behind.

Nefari was prophesied to rise and be the sword of the realm. With her bright starlight magic, she was born to conquer the darkness. And for 10 years, she's trained to do just that....

It should be easy to step into the position her mother left for her, since everyone thought she died the day her kingdom was destroyed. But staying hidden - remaining 'nobody' - is simpler than accepting her dark past, enduring her harrowing fate, and claiming her broken crown.

This series is a detailed world full of legends and myths given flesh, and a princess chosen to save them all.

©2021 D. Fischer (P)2021 D. Fischer

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Great book!!

I enjoyed this book! The narrator was amazing! And I can’t wait to listen to the next one!!

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  • trufriends
  • 06-19-21

better

so after listening to the prequel I was looking forward to this book and I must say wow it was more then I was expecting and I am wanting more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-18-21

Great book

Great book. Loved the story line. Very entertaining. Well narrated. All in all a very good read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-21

Enjoyed

this series will be an all time favorite of mine, and I can’t wait for book three to come out! I loved the different lands and the history that’s behind all the kings and queens. The diversity in characters and the way different species interact is exciting and seamless. I honestly loved this listen!

Now… the narration!! My favorite part and I don’t often say that. Her different voices for the “witches,” men, slaves, pirates and women was phenomenal!! Each character has a unique sound so you knew who was speaking. When prophecies were being told I got goosebumps.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Joga
  • 05-04-21

Grim world with a loving touch on it´s characters.

A world full of dark magic and seemingly futile resistance against the darkness. Or it would be without the heroine it seems. Really like the world and the creatures it keeps. The supporting cast is interesting and full of naughty secrets of their own. The only fault I find with the book is some of the aspects of the heroine´s motivation or lack of it. But it could also be me just not understanding the reasoning. Some of the aspects of the story are new to me and quite enchanting. The “humanity” of the characters, usually up to no good, or at least mostly serving themselves, is refreshing in a way, and is actually the best feature of the story in my opinion. Close second is the magical world and it´s creatures. The books is well written in every way, the world building superb, but it is the way the author writes her characters I love most. The narrator does a good job as well. Interesting read/listen, full of surprises. Recommend.