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In the mesmerizing sequel to Red Winter, Emi can no longer hide within the safety of the shrines. The goddess has charged her with a new task, one that will take her deep into the perilous realm of yokai. Shiro is her guide and protector, yet his confusing, captivating allure is a danger of its own. With the fate of the world in her mortal hands, she cannot falter, but is she strong enough to sacrifice everything - including him?

©2017 Annette Marie (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Gnet Alcala
  • 21-07-20

What a cliffhanger!

The ending is so cool! I would have been so mad if I were to wait for the next book. Luckily it’s just a click away. Loving this storyline!

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  • Shena B.
  • 14-05-21

Great all-around listen!!

Firstly, the trilogy is amazing. Full of romance, humor, abd nerve-wrCking moments. You also learn a lot about the Japanese culture. (the kindle version has pictures through out and meanings of Japanese words at the end).

The narrator is the BEST female narrator (Nick Podehl being one of the best male narrators). She bas the best male voices and I can truly believe the characters. She doesn't just read eitger... her inflections and natural ability at narrating makes the story feel real, like you are THERE watching it. It does not seem "fake". She is truly amazing!

Both the great story and amazing narration contribute to this being one of my top audible books and I have quite a huge variety (over 1,000 audible books).
I actually wish this was not a trilogy and more books were coming....I just fell in love with all the characters!!

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  • Laura Ahrens
  • 16-03-21

I love Annette Marie. She can really spin a story

I love Annette Marie, I always go to her books because they can pull me in and I don't even want to go to sleep.
The character development is great and the mystery surround Shiro will keep you guessing.
loved it.

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  • Memeke
  • 15-03-21

Wonderfull Follow-Up

Okay, hear me out. Yes, the beginning is a little slow. But trust me, once you get through the first bit, it's practically non-stop adventure from thereon out.

-Emi is pretty awesome. She has grown so much from her first appearance. She has her miko powers, her kami powers, and just the plain power of understanding different worlds. You kind of forget that she is an 18-year-old with little to no experience from her strict upbringing. And that's just it--I think it's fair to say that Emi is handling all this constant flux and change pretty well considering the amount of time she's had to get used to it. What's it been, like a month or so since her journey first started? One thing is for certain, Emi is strong and intuitive. Very proud of her growth.

-Shiro is also pretty awesome. He's such a cool, complex character that fits so well with Emi. Don't forget that he grows, too.

-Yumei must be protected at all times. Much love to him. That is all.

The lore and rich atmosphere of the Red Winter Trilogy only become more detailed and interlaced with our characters. I know I've read this book before, but I can't help but get excited for the next book!

(PS: Emily Woo Zeller kills it in the narration! I wouldn't have anyone else narrating this book. She's perfect!)

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  • BooksBooksBooks
  • 08-02-21

Fantastic!!!

Wow!! Emily Zoo Weller does the most amazing job on this narration. I felt so immersed in the story and found her voice so soothing. Great continuation of the story and lots of action and heart thumping moments.

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  • Marissa
  • 10-01-21

I’m obsessed!

This book was so intense from start to finish! While listening or reading the first book is necessary in order to understand the story, this book was even better than the first! I could not peel myself away from it! The narrated was so good, the story line was incredible, and the characters were unforgettable!
Emi continues on the path that her Kami set out for her in order to save the world from Isanami. She knows she cannot do it alone and must rely on Umei and Shiro to survive. She is strong and determined and also untried. The three meet trial after trial and never stop fighting. It was so good!!!!!

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  • Jackie Anita
  • 24-09-20

loved it

tons of actions and feels.. I love this series... shiro is my favorite obviously lol.. but I love all the characters .. hands down great book and great reader

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  • Mikky
  • 22-07-20

Amazing!!

This sequel was amazing! I love how the mythology is playing such a big part in the story with all these powerful beings. I also love how dynamic it's grown because it shines a light on how almost human and petty these, for lack of a better word, "gods" can be for world domination.

I like Emi's feisty nature and her quick retorts, but everything seems to come almost miraculously to her. She's also on death's door a lot. Her adventures, or should I say misadventures, move the story along, but it's something that's easy to overdo and I've met my quota for it.

Shiro has his true identity revealed in this novel and it was both exciting and devastating. His story is way more tragic than was visible in the first book. At this point, he almost seems to literally have battling personalities inside his head. I'm shipping Emi and Shiro, so it's bittersweet, to say the least.

I have a few theories as to how this series will end and I'm hoping I'm wrong on everything. I've never wanted a happy ending for a pair of characters like I want a happy ending for Emi and Shiro, preferably together.

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The narration was great, but I still wish Emily Woo Zeller had a larger overall range of male voices so I could tell everyone apart easier.

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  • Jessica
  • 29-04-20

So Good

Ugh so good. Imagine this as a drama or movie series. LORDDDD!!!!! IT WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!!

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  • Haley Sanborn
  • 19-08-19

one of the best stories ive heard in awhile.

Annette Marie really knows how to tell a story. I originally read this book on kindle unlimited and ended up purchaseing all the audio books so,I could listen over and over again. Narrorator does a pretty good job with different character voices and Emi.