A Blood of Kings: The Shattered Reigns, Book 2 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Ryn has fallen. Ester could be dying. Bonner is too far away to help.
No matter how Declan Idrys looks at his situation, he comes to the same conclusion every time: He is about to die at the hands of the first dark elf seen in 700 years. Fate, fortunately, is not so cruel, though, and after barely surviving this initial encounter with the er’endehn of Eserysh, Declan and his friends find themselves in a tentative truce with the war-loving elves. They share a common enemy, after all, and their mutual hate for the Endless Queen and her growing legions is enough for the two groups to set aside their mistrust for one another, if only for now.
Sehranya, however, is not one to rest easy while her enemies join forces, and Declan and his companions soon find themselves assaulted by new horrors as they set out to make at last for the legendary city of Ysenden in truth.
But the queen has made a mistake. Within Declan the slumbering might of his line is at last stirring, prodded into life by the guiding hands of Bonner yr’Essel. Fire. Power. Strength. Sehranya will rue the day she did not throw everything she had into slaying the one of King’s blood....
Let award-winning voice artist Nick Podehl capture your imagination as you dive into the much-anticipated next installment of The Shattered Reigns, a best-selling fantasy series written by two authors at the top of their game.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 26 minutes|
|Author||Bryce O'Connor, Luke Chmilenko|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||July 13, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #5,091 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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To make matters worse still, the villains have so much miraculous magic they can literally be in the same room with the good guys and no one knows. Then, the unbeatable fortress of the good guys suddenly falls to the betrayal of one person and... no, that's enough.
At this point I don't care. I don't care if the stupid people win. I don't care if the bad guys win. I don't even care if this review goes mysteriously missing. The author has successfully created the perfect world of nihilism and sadism. Let it all die.
Most annoying of all is really egregious word choice and usage. Reek, or wreck? The character Ryn is called Raz once. As instead of his. Quite used where quiet is meant. What is incorrect about the phrase "a satchels"? By used where it should have been but. On and on it goes, every other page. Dual or duel? Years instead of ears -I know what you mean, but can you write it?
I could " allounce" a few typos, but this is ridiculous. Get a proofreader or three. Better yet, hire an editor. God forbid if any of my high school English teachers were turned loose on this!
I have seen the detractors and can honestly say they must not have read the whole story. The betrayals are visceral and the malevolence inherent in the villains is compelling. The heroes are not omnipotent and their struggles mimic real life expansion of knowledge.
Loved it and you will too if you love a good tale.
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Regarding the proof-reading, or lack thereof, it seems as though it was either skipped in favour of trusting autocorrect, or done so poorly as to not deserve the name. I gave up reporting the errors after the first 10 or so errors, in the first few pages. Spelling mistakes, wrong words, wrong tenses, continuity errors, and quite a few issues that the authors would have a hard time catching, but which competent proof-reading services will clear up without issue.
Not only well written, but fantastic plot and character development. New characters introduced well, moving things forward.
I read this quickly ( a good length story but I couldn'tput it down!) & was sad to reach the end, but the TWO cliffhangers in the last few pages just make me hungry for the next book.
The only downside is that the Kindle edition has a few editorial errors, such as "make due" instead of "make do", but these are infrequent & certainly do not spoil the book.
Well worth buying to keep - I re-read the first in the series before this one, & enjoyed it just as much second time around.
There's a real cliff hanger ending that has me wanting the next book to come out soon as possible.