The Pledge

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 431 ratings

The Pledge Publisher's Summary

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place - looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution.

Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she's been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she's never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom.

©2011 Kimberly Derting (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Pledge

    • By: Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place - looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she's been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3-1/2

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • The Essence

    • A Pledge Novel
    • By: Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 3

    • The Offering

    • A Pledge Novel
    • By: Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks. When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • read it!!

    • By Buckingham on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $17.95