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The Emerald Sea

The Glittering Court Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Series: Glittering Court, Book 3
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

The final installment in Richelle Mead's sweeping, enthralling Glittering Court series answers the trilogy's biggest question: What is the secret that drives Tamsin to win at all costs?

Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court's diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. Training alongside other girls in the Glittering Court, Tamsin immerses herself completely in lessons about etiquette, history, and music - everything a high-society wife would need to know. Once she's married, she'll be able to afford a better life for her family, so the sacrifice is worth it if she can be the best.

When her friendship with Mira and Adelaide, her roommates at the Glittering Court, threatens her status as the top-ranked prospect, she does the only thing she knows will keep her on track: She cuts them out of her life. But when her voyage across the sea goes off course, Tamsin must use her unrelenting grit and determination to survive the harsh winter far north of her intended destination in hopes of making it back to the Glittering Court in time to secure a proposal - and a comfortable future for her family.

Experiencing new cultures and beliefs for the first time, Tamsin realizes that her careful studies haven't prepared her for everything, and with new alliances formed with roguish tradesman Jago Robinson and good-natured minister Gideon Stewart, Tamsin's heart begins to be pulled in different directions. But she can't let her brewing attraction get in the way of her ultimate goal: protecting the secret she holds closest to her heart, the one that would unravel everything she's worked for if it's uncovered.

©2018 Richelle Mead (P)2018 Listening Library

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Tamsin is the best

I honestly couldn't sympathise to Adelaide or like her that much to be honest. But Tamsin is so lovable! And I love Jego!

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Amazing end to the series

I loved this - it’s the third book in he glittering court series, I was so excited to hear Tamsin’s story and it was just as good as I’d hoped! We really get to know her character well and follow all the things that happened to her (and her journey is so eventful!). I would recommend this if you like historical / ya fiction and romance, and there’s also lots of interesting twists in it too. The romance was great. Narrated so well. Just amazing 💜

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  • michelle
  • 04-07-18

loved it. can't wait for a group follow up!

could not put it down, would like to hear if olia gets married and if the all remain friends. tamsin's story was so entertaining.

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  • SwimTrim
  • 04-07-18

from start to finish the best book ever!

Great characters. incredible storyline. You can't help but fall in love with the lead heroine and her love interest Jaco Robinson. my favorite book of the Glittering Court Series. Rachelle Mead is a talented amazing author. highly recommend it!

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  • Teddy Bear Witch
  • 14-04-19

Enthralling

I was weary of this book, but decided to listen to it mainly because I’m such a fan of Elizabeth Knowelden’s narration. I was *blown away*.
This is the kind of book that uses every detail laid down—whether in slow parts or fast parts of the narrative— to good use.

The character development and the sheer awe that the main character inspires through her strength makes this a story that truly impacted me and made me think about my own life decisions. Gorgeous narration and engrossing story. You can’t go wrong here.

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  • misswhinney
  • 03-07-18

Excellent reader, excellent story

This is my favorite book of the series. I didn’t think it could top Midnight Jewel, which I loved, but it surpassed it! I adored Tamsin’s story. I will re-read it many times in the future, I am sure! The reader is excellent and I loved hearing all of the voices brought to life in such an imaginative way! 5 stars for sure.

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  • Kimberly Buckley
  • 29-08-19

Great story

great story, great narration. I would definitely recommend this book & this series for that matter. You won't regret it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-07-19

I love the technique used for this series

I didn't want this to end.
The characters were well constructed and the story riveting.

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  • C. Y.
  • 12-07-19

Best of the Series

When you first meet Tamsin in the first book you can’t help but not like her too much. She comes across as selfish, competitive, and very aggressive. It’s not until you read her story that you are told the reason why she acts the way she does and tries so hard to be the best.

I have to say this is my favorite book out of the three. You really end up liking her and hoping that things work out. It’s hard to root for the guy you want her to end up with because they’re both nice, but one goes over and beyond expectation. You end up falling in love with him yourself.

I really enjoyed the narrator too. She kept me engaged the whole time. This is a really great series.

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  • Ang
  • 07-07-19

loved it

Great book in the trilogy. Made me love Tamsen even more. Now I just wish there were more books to follow.

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  • Michael T.
  • 31-05-19

Great romantic adventure!

Love the whole series! Great story line with many unexpected plot twists. Historical drama in a fictional country depicts the challenges and victories of the heroine as she develops in character and independence.

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  • Kim
  • 02-05-19

Excellent

I couldn't 'put' it down : ) This was the last of the Glittering Court series.