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Shattered Realms
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Series: Shattered Realms , Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

Set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. This dazzling beginning to a new series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for listeners who are new to her work.

Adrian sul'Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic - and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he's closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King's Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn't know why she's being hunted, she knows that she can't get caught.

Eventually Ash's and Jenna's paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

©2016 Cinda Williams Chima (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • avery
  • 08-04-16

an ironic find

I was going through
my library and thought - hey, the seven reaLms saga was a great series and I wish there was more. then I went to chima's site and found out a sequel came out only the day before.

I don't normally like it when new characters take over; but this was great. the mc is the son of the previous mc's and it would be hard to explain the story without giving much away. so I will say that the style remains true to the previous books air and the narrator - actually I had a hard time believing she wasn't Carol Monda. she did every bit as great a job.

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  • Daniel Bedingfield
  • 06-06-19

accents are offensively bad

if you are going to attempt an English accent my dear, you had better take accent coaching first

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  • chelsea
  • 10-04-16

Great sequel to the seven realms novels

A great sequel. I didn't expect the book to carry its own when sequels come out you think it will never be as good as the original, but I surpassed all expectations and holds it own along with weaving the story we fell in love with in to its own captivating story.

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  • Derek Holcomb
  • 20-11-19

Good story, terrible narration

I don’t know if it’s intentional or not but it’s like the narrator is baby talking in a whisper. Like my mom talks to her dog and infants. After just a few minutes it was unbearable.

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  • Tiana Massey
  • 04-06-19

Romance Rushed But Otherwise Good

This series seems a lot more face paced than the one that preceded it. Which is fine but the romantic sub plot pretty much poofed into existence for (probably) later convince. I was sad the reader was different but after getting used to it she did have a nice voice. Only other hang up is this author now has 3 different versions of poker face. I always wondered why she had two in the last series and now she has another 😂. Otherwise this book had lovely surprises and is well written.

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  • REW
  • 14-11-16

Flamecaster a bit typical

Falmecasrer was an entertaining story but outcomes were expected. Delightful story but no surprises. There has to be another book and I hope this one was a setup for an exciting read in the next book.

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  • Stacy
  • 21-06-16

Great Book, Mediocre Narrator

I like the book a lot, but the narrator wasn't my favorite. Some of the characters sound the same and it was hard to follow if conversation was moving quickly. Overall, the story and the book itself are great!

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  • Jazd23
  • 22-04-16

very disappointed

I am a fan of the 7 realm series by the same author and when I found out this was sort of the sequel I couldn't wait to read it. It was so boring! Ash the main character is a weakling compares to his parents, I really couldn't stand him. Also the fact that Han and Raisa had very little to do with this story was also disappointing. It didn't get interesting till around chapter 34.

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  • Ijw
  • 05-04-18

killing too many main characters.

I can't continue to return to this Saga only to find out that the old people are being killed off only to rewrite the same story so that the new people can be killed off for the next generation

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  • sean
  • 14-04-17

5 star s

I loved this book tons of action ,magic,and romance.
definitely read the first books to understand the story a little more. the narrator did a wonderful job aswell.

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