And I Darken
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  • 1
    And I Darken | Kiersten White

    And I Darken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kiersten White
    • Narrated By Fiona Hardingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (261)

    No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

    Unique, beautiful, and eye opening

    This is not a European fairytale. It is a glimpse into the Ottoman Empire and the lives of two abandoned royal children traded for political stability..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 08 2016 by joanne ()
  • 2
    Now I Rise | Kiersten White

    Now I Rise

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kiersten White
    • Narrated By Fiona Hardingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she's always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn't getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart.

    once again I am in awe of the story

    I love this story... the last book the was a lot of growth between the characters, however in this story there is really more of a stagnation in Mehme..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2017 by Ashley Barks ()