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The secrets behind the Kingmaker Curse are starting to unravel. Leslie’s initial excitement about formulating a plan to break the curse plunges into devastation when she realizes the personal cost. Each candidate has had to sacrifice what he wants most in the world, and one of them will pay with his life. 

Nothing can prepare her to learn one of the candidates is not who he claims to be. There’s a fourth player in the trials, whose presence has been felt but not seen, until now. The mastermind’s sole purpose in life is to save the Community - and her. 

The curse begins its final phase of trying to possess her mind. Aided by the mastermind, Leslie fights for her life and those of the Community. No matter what, she’s only a Kingmaker for one more week.

©2015 Lizzy Ford (P)2022 Lizzy Ford

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still crying but satisfied

I'm happy with the ending, but sad over the sacrifices necessary for it to happen. I cried most of the way through the story, because I knew someone would be sacrificed and I bonded with each man. This was a great emotional series. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrators did a great job bringing the characters and story to life.

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The best ending!

An enjoyable ending for the whole series. Full of joy, adventure and some sorrow for balance. A very entertaining story.
As always the narrators did a splendid job of making the story live.

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

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Fantastic Five Star Finale!

So well worth waiting for, this brilliantly written conclusion to the Trial series was magical and magnificent! Not without a bit of sadness, the characters I have come to know and love, along with some surprising and wonderful additions, surround Leslie to try and defeat the ancient curse that has plagued the Kingmakers for over a thousand years. The dialogue is witty, sassy, realistic and engaging. The scene setting is clear and the consistency spot on, leaving this listener with no unanswered questions! The character development is off the charts. These characters seem so real! I love how they have grown and changed over the course of the series, especially Leslie. I really love the person she has become. No spoilers, but there were tears, laughter, more tears and such a feeling of satisfaction at the end of this story! A word about the narration. Unbelievable! Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson deliver an unbelievable performance! It is spellbinding! All the feels does not begin to describe or do justice. The voicing choices, the emotion, the cadence, this is voice acting performance at it’s absolute best. Sit back, close your eyes, and just experience the magic of five star writing and narration that is Trial by Heart. You won’t regret it! I know I don’t. I loved it!

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  • 04-14-22

Story well written and great narration

Story well written and great narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received free from the author.

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  • 04-05-22

Perfect end to this great series

What a fantastic end to this series by Lizzy Ford. In order to fully understand the journey, you need to read the first 3 books and in order.

I listened to all of them on audible and can’t recommend that version enough due to the narrators both doing a wonderful job bringing these characters to life.

As with all the previous books, we pick up where the last left of. Leslie has completed the 3 trials! She has spent time with the wolves, Fae and vampires. Now she must decide who will lead, who will be her mate and who will die. It’s time to break the kingmaker curse and I’m telling you absolutely nothing! It’s not as simple as those 3 options and if you want to know, you need to check this out. You won’t be disappointed. Great end with lots more twists and turns that keep you guessing to the very final moments.

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  • Rossana V
  • 03-21-22

been waiting for this one!!

I bought the ebook and after a few chapters i decided to wait for the audiobook as the narrators chosen for the series are absolutely brilliant, and i felt it needed to be experienced in audio!!! and boy what a voice ben got! Lillian was so expressive that made me cry (I don't want to spoil it) and VL Grayson was soooooo made to read this book. he was perfect in every role he was performing. great story, very different and I loved every minute of it.