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The Poisoner's Enemy

A Kingfountain Prequel, Book 0.25
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Summary

From The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jeff Wheeler.

Before she befriended a frightened young boy in the palace of Kingfountain, Ankarette Tryneowy grew up during the shattering civil war that raged between members of the Argentine family. This is the story of how the only daughter of a lawyer and a midwife became the famed Queen's Poisoner.

Recruited by King Eredur's ambitious uncle, Ankarette is thrown into a world of double dealing, deception, and tangled loyalties. With the help of her mentor and friend, Sir Thomas, she must learn to trust her instincts and remember that others will not always be loyal, even when they are of the same blood. But involving herself in the machinations of the realm draws the eye of an enemy more dangerous than kings or dukes. How will she navigate the politics of the realm and the desires of her heart to become the woman she needs to become?

©2018 Jeff Wheeler (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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The prisoners enemy

Great storyline well narrated enjoyed it very much.most memorable part was escaping with the queen

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Wheeler & Rudd triumph again

Just finished this book in 2 days and am a wreck - again. This fantasy world and it's stories remind me so much of the amazing Muirwood novels and Rudd's talented vocal and performance skills take this book from good to amazing. I love the very human, very identifiable charactars and before long knew them so well I knew how they would react. As well as the situations they were in but served in rich descriptive tones performed in a way to make them new.

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The poisoners e nemy

Excellent series totally hooked, and want to hear more from this wonderful story
Can't wait

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Another great book by one of my favourite authors

A memorable addition to the series, filling in the back story of some of your favourite characters

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  • Sheila Lofgreen
  • 04-02-18

More please!

I can't get enough of Jeff Wheeler's wholesome fantasy. His characters are rich, kingdoms come alive and best of all the stories keep me grounded in the principals I hold dear.

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  • Leslie I Taylor
  • 10-01-18

Kate Rudd is never a disappointment

A joy to listen to. I had started reading The king fountain series and once I had listened to her I have had to hear them all.

Awaiting more!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-18

Great Prequel!

I loved visiting the world of Kingfountain and getting to see the characters that are referenced in the series. Ankarette Treneowy is a force to be reckoned with and I can see why she was feared in The Queen's Poisoner. I'd recommend this book to be read either before or after completing the Kingfountain series.

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  • Klara Young
  • 24-01-18

Exceptional

I was beyond surprised by the quality of this story. I happened upon it by accident and was enthralled almost immediately. It was consumed within 24hrs. I will be completing the rest of the serious forthwith!

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  • Lexaroohardy
  • 17-01-18

It’s was great to hear more of the poisoner’s story.

Great narration and a fun addition to the series. Jeff wheeler writes such imaginative Stories

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  • Thomas B. Hayes
  • 16-01-18

The Kingfountain Series is amazing.

Kate Rudd does an awesome job as narrator and brings each character to life. Jeff Wheeler is a author who knows his craft.

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  • Westley Giles
  • 25-02-19

A beautifully crafted character!

The beauty of this story is twofold. First, the protagonist is more fleshed out here than in her first appearances in the original Kingfountain series, yet her influential role is felt throughout her appearances. She has never felt stagnant or marginalized.

Secondly, Ankerette’s story is far more fascinating now that you see all of the interlocking facets of the world and her ties to it. If you’ve read the first 3 books of the series, you know the story on a peripheral level, but this fills in the gaps from the perspective of the actual character who was involved with it. This is the best way that I’ve seen such a thing done in quite some time. This is similar to the Terry Goodkind story The First Confessor, where the protagonist filled in many blanks to a particular part of the story arcs that were established in the main line series. However, I think this was done a good bit better and felt more planned out. As if the story was always written before it was released.

This is a story that is one off, but a very well done one off. The performance of Kate Rudd is awesome, as always! She gives me that feeling of impeccable competence that I feel with Derek Perkins and Tim Gerard Reynolds. Where I never feel that they could allow themselves to read a bad book! I appreciate a great work ethic, and Kate Rudd is in a quite illustrious group!

In closing, it’s well worth a listen/read, so get to it!

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  • Barb
  • 27-03-19

Wonderful

This was brilliantly written and the performance was impeccable. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking intrigue, romance, and mystery.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-02-19

Love this book and the series

Loved it! I really hope there is more for the poisoner. Now I will need to re-read the series. Wonderful writing and characters.

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  • Erin M Cosgrove
  • 23-02-19

Amazing story!

My heart aches for the Poisoner and I'm disappointed in Thomas and the King for betraying her loyalty