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Tarnished City

The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 2
By: Vic James
Narrated by: Avita Jay
Series: The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

A thrilling Orwellian vision of Britain with a rebellious Hunger Games heart, Tarnished City is the second title in Vic James' electrifying Dark Gifts Trilogy, following Gilded Cage.

A corrupted city
A dark dream of power

Luke is a prisoner condemned for a murder he didn't commit. Abi is a fugitive desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.

New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything - and everyone - they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country's darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?

©2017 Vic James (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Loving the series I am on edge to rescue everyone and hope for a happy ending

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Spine tingling fantastic!

Absolutely loved The Tarnished City. Can't wait for the final installment of the trilogy! Am going to have to listen to The Guilded Cage and this again.

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Even better than the 1st book!

Awake all night with this! Can't wait till book 3. This series is like the hunger games crossed with the Reckoners (Brandon Sanderson)

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The excitement and intrigue continues

Carrying on immediately from where Gilded Cage left off, Tarnished City takes us on a roller coaster ride through this dystopian alternate Britain.

The pace and characterisation kept me engaged all the way through and leaves me excited to read the final book.

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Awesome

Fantastic story and beautifully narrated you really get into the characters and start living it

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As Captivating as The First Book in the trilogy!

Good development of the story. Love the narrator. slightly jumpy recording at points but didn't want to interrupt the flow of the adventure so kept going with it. looking forward to the last in the trilogy.

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Fabulous series!!

I am really enjoying this trilogy- I get so angry with some of the characters- even though I know it’s fiction- shows how the author brings the story to life. I have the final part downloaded and ready to go!!