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The Hundredth Queen Audiobook

The Hundredth Queen

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Publisher's Summary

In Emily R. King's thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah's ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death - and her growing affection for Deven - Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

©2017 Emily R. King (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Idadown 14/08/2017
    Idadown 14/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The hundredth Queen"

    I really enjoyed this book although it is the first of this genre I have read and cannot wait for the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    titania 299 Manchester, England 08/06/2017
    titania 299 Manchester, England 08/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Wanted to like it..."

    I found this story really boring. Couldn't wait for it to finish. I won't be buying any others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kindle Customer
    Montague, MA United States
    17/06/17
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    "A. Good Story"

    This was a good story, except that the heroine was very weak and indecisive until the end. She actually became. a bit trying with her constant weakness but the author made het strong in the end. For me it just took too long for the heroine to fight

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Alexis :-)
    11/07/17
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    "A mix of religion, politics, and magic"

    In this novel, The Hundredth Queen, we follow a young orphan raised in a temple that resembles a nunnery in our world. She is chosen to take the position of the sacred 100th Queen of the ruler.

    Though I found the book interesting in some parts, there were also parts that annoyed me. For example: #1.all the women who were considered "Beautiful" were described as being small and petite. #2. Kalinda, or lead, had never seen a man until the night she was chosen. NEVER. She literally falls in love with the first man she has ever seen. Really? #3. The wives compete with each other to move up in rank. But what actually comes with the rank? A bigger room? The book doesn't tell us the purpose of them moving up in rank. It seems they are all treated the same no matter what and he already has his favorites. Also when some of the wives die in battle, wouldn't that automatically move everyone up?

    I wish the magic had a bigger part in the book. The gifts that some of the characters had were interested but were more of the backstory to the politics. If you are interested in books about court life or stories based around religion then you'll enjoy this novel.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • CMB
    26/06/17
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    "Yes, I have pre-ordered the second book!"
    Would you listen to The Hundredth Queen again? Why?

    Sure I would listen to this again, but most likely I will wait until Book 2 comes out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characterizations were great - I couldn't really pick one over another. I usually don't read/listen to fantasy type books, so I'm really glad I followed the advice prompt and picked this one up.


    What does Lauren Ezzo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Personally, I preferred reading this one over listening to it, but only by a small margin. Mostly because of the Whispersynch issue as I detailed below.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES, I tried to read/listen all in one sitting. I really did, but that whole "have to work for a living" part of my life got in the way!


    Any additional comments?

    I switched from the Kindle to the Audible version and back, using Whispersynch. WS did not work very well, but that is no fault of the author or narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Compute
    Alabama
    12/06/17
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    "Great read"

    Great quick read. This book has it all. Suspense, intrigue, strong female heroine, evil losing to good, and more. This was my first read by new author Emily King and I can tell you it definitely won't be my last. Since it was her first novel, there is always room for improvement which would be in character development and not being quite as predictable; but it was still very enjoyable and I can't wait for the next book in the series. Only problem is I have to wait until September to get it. Will definitely be purchasing that book. Good job Ms. King. Keep up the good work!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica Crutchfield
    22/06/17
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    "Great Book!"

    Do enjoyed this book and can't wait for The Fire Queen & The Rogue Queen!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly Charbonneau
    22/06/17
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    "Exceptional!"

    A fast paced book that keeps you going from the beginning. I didn't want to stop listening. A refreshing story that is different than most books. It's full of action, deceit, romance and even magic. This is a must read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/06/17
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    "Detailed world, simple characters"

    The story was extremely interesting and very well written! The plot kept me on the edge and I loved the heroine main character. My only point of critique is that there weren't many dynamic or in-depth secondary characters. I felt many of the characters were too cut and dry with little substance other than that they fulfilled their role to the story. Other than that one qualm, overall I'm really glad I read this book and found this author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D.F. Matthews
    Clayton, DE, US
    24/07/17
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    "Beautiful"

    Rich with vivid detail and a fresh voice. Fantasy and the YA genre have been turned on their head in this gorgeous tale. A promising start to what can be a great series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria L. Hughes
    20/07/17
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    "Ends abruptly!"

    Continuing saga . . . it use to be one book, now every new book is just part of the trilogy or as is all too frequent, novella 3.5.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MisterFrosty
    17/07/17
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    "So very long for no reward"

    It seldom works out that when you find yourself wishing the dialogs and monologue would just finish already that the whole story doesn't end up feeling that way too. So much to trudge through for so little story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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