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Legend

The Queenmaker Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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A maid who will become legend....

Sixteen-year-old Alena longs for a world where peasants, servants, and nobles are all equal. Truly, that will never be possible, until the day when she removes a sword from a stone and might have the chance to become queen...if she can rally those same peasants, servants, and nobles behind her.

Legend is a King Arthur retelling with Arthur as Alena, a maid who can possibly become so much more than she ever dreamed possible. Perfect for fans of The Mists of Avalon, The Selection, and Red Queen.

©2018 Nicole Zoltack (P)2019 Nicole Zoltack

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A retelling of a favourite legend

If you like fair tales then this story is for you. It will grab you till the end. It’s a retelling of a favourite, King Arthur but instead of a King it’s the retailing of the legand but from Alena point of view . Alena is missable as a maid , she’s mistreated by the lords , and squires until she finds the strength to she finds her worth .
Sarah Colton performance was very strong, she did the tones great. Her voice is smooth and strong

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Brilliant

I love retellings and this was great. This retelling of The Sword in the Stone which I read when I was a child. There were twists on it though. We have a girl removing the sword from the stone, Alena. She could be Queen by removing the sword, but there are challenges in her way. It flowed so well and the character and the world-building was just how I would have imagined it to be in that day.
I need to know more though as I was captivated. Bring on the second in the series!

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Good world building

The author did a great job building a pretty amazing world around the character that really fits. Unfortunately, it seems there is always something negative going on or in her mood. Cool concept/plot idea. Really liked the blurb and was excited for the book but it fell through on a whole. The narrator did a good job giving life to the main character.
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  • 11-02-20

Combination of Robin Hood and Sword in the Stone

Alena is not satisfied with her life and refuses to give herself wholly to being just a maid. When she accidentally pulls a magic sword from a stone, her whole life changes and she discovers that there is a lot more to her story than she ever knew.
While she doesn't agree with the way things are and continues to fight back for her own rights, she also seems to scorn anyone else who has aspirations for a better life. There are quite a lot of contradictions in the book and I found the olden days language seemed a bit forced.
I really like the idea for the story with the combination of Robin Hood and Sword in the Stone. I hope there will be more about Alena's friend Liam in future books.
In terms of the narration, I felt like the accents were all over the place.

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Arthurian Legend Twist

I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Legend was an enjoyable listen and a novel take on the King Arthur legend. I thought the narrator did an amazing job with this story and all the characters, the British accent was great and was in keeping with the setting of the story and the origin of the legend. Overall the story was mysterious and intriguing with some action and twists along the way, a solid start to The Queenmaker Series.

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To the Queen

This was a fairy tale based similar to the tale of King Arthur. Instead of the poor boy getting the sword from the stone, it was the maid and she became queen. In this story we have the Queen Maker that replaced Excalibur and Merlin had been replaced by a female magic worker. This was a good twisted to the legend of King Arthur and I enjoyed the narrator Sarah L. Colton.

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Fairytale twist.

This revamped age old fairytale has lots going on. Good strong characters with great personalities. Fantastic performance from Sarah.

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  • Shauna
  • 23-01-20

Loved every minute!

I loved this one so much!! I am a sucker for anything King Arthur related and this was so well done! I think fans of Kiersten White's Conqueror's Saga would really love this book. The narration was great and I loved the characters. I received a free copy for review.

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  • Amanda
  • 26-03-20

Great retelling

I love King Arthur stories, and this one does not disappoint. It is a unique retelling, and I loved it. Looking forward to more in the series.

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  • Mark Mackey
  • 08-03-20

Legend The Queenmaker Series, Book 1 review

This was really interesting and captivating enough to continue on with the rest of the series.

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  • Raya Whitehouse
  • 02-03-20

Good new take on an old take

Interesting take on an old tale ( King Arthur ). If you liked the original this is from a female heroine instead of a male main character.

The author did a good job writing this tale in a new light while keeping main points intact.

Narrator does a great job on Alena herself and the reading of the book, The other characters weren't as distinctive as they could have been but she still did a pretty good job on them.

I enjoyed listening to this book, I have kidney stones so I have been laid up and not able to move much so been delayed getting some reviews out on books I listened to.

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving am honest review.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 26-02-20

A legend of a story

If you like fair tales then this story is for you. It will grab you till the end. It’s a retelling of a favourite, King Arthur but instead of a King it’s the retailing of the legand but from Alena point of view . Alena is missable as a maid , she’s mistreated by the lords , and squires until she finds the strength to she finds her worth .
Sarah Colton performance was very strong, she did the tones great. Her voice is smooth and strong

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  • freckles22
  • 26-02-20

Love This Story!!!

I love this story and I love the world building. The narrators voice is beautiful, soothing and so fitting for the character. Give this book a listen! You will not be disappointed!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-20

Wonderful Retelling of The Sword in the Stone

I know that I would have loved this version of the classic King Arthur story as a young girl! It is an inspiration story of a women from meager means rising up to become something greater than she even dreamed possible! If you are a fan of King Arthur and are a women, this is a great book for you! The character developments well thought out and each character has multiple sides. I like how not all are all good or all evil. So, if you want to get swept away to another world with a story about a young woman coming into her own power, this is a must read!

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  • Dawn M
  • 19-02-20

AMAZING

That was good!ebook!!! It's a Great different take on the sword in the stone and I loved it!!🥰🤩🤯 well written and the characters where unique! I'm excited for book 2 I also got this in audio!!!🥰🤩🥰 love the narrator was a great choice to bring this story to life!

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 13-02-20

From a Maid to a Queen

What if the legendary Arthur of Briton had been a girl?
This medieval sword and sorcery adventure follows the life of a young foundling, raised (more or less) by a nobleman who finds her on his doorstep.She spends her life working as a maid in the castle, until one day, when a series of circumstances forces her to become much more.
Legend is a much grittier and less chivalrous treatment of medieval England than your run of the mill fairy tale, but the characters are interesting, and for the most part likable and the plot is engaging and fun to read even if it borrows heavily from the Arthurian sword in the stone legends.
Sarah Colton is an excellent narrator which makes Legend a pleasure to listen to.

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  • shedevilreads
  • 12-02-20

Retelling of King Arthur

Legend by Nicole Zoltack is a retelling of King Arthur that I listened to on audio narrated by Sarah L. Colton.

This is the first book of Nicole’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this retelling of King Arthur. I can’t wait for the next book in the series Luminary to be released on audible.

Sarah did an amazing job on the narration. I absolutely love her voice and thought it was perfect for Alena.

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