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The Queen of Ieflaria

Tales of Inthya, Book 1
Narrated by: Brenda Scott Wlazlo
Series: Tales of Inthya Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

Princess Esofi of Rhodia and Crown Prince Albion of Ieflaria have been betrothed since they were children but have never met. At age 17, Esofi’s journey to Ieflaria is not for the wedding she always expected but instead to offer condolences on the death of her would-be husband. 

But Ieflaria is desperately in need of help from Rhodia for their dragon problem, so Esofi is offered a new betrothal to Prince Albion’s younger sister, the new Crown Princess Adale. But Adale has no plans of taking the throne, leaving Esofi with more to battle than fire-breathing beasts.

©2018 Effie Calvin (P)2019 NineStar Press, LLC

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  • Laura Straub
  • 03-04-19

Loved it!

Enjoyed every minute of it. The few things the irked me aren't big enough to bother detailing out. However, I would have liked a scene where where the leads declared their love for each other instead of skipping over that part directly from potential misunderstanding to "yay we are happy now" - that did seem like a missed opportunity. There is a very fun plot twist/development right at the end that I did not see coming - can't wait to hear more about that in the next book.

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  • Matthew
  • 11-11-19

Great queer Fantasy read

A beautiful fantasy story, and a cute queer romance. Was surprised when it wasn’t controversial in this fantastical land but all the other obstacles made up for the fortunately absent homophobia.

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  • Indigo Adelmann
  • 01-11-19

No Pillow Princesses here!

An excellent story! I cried, and the characters feel like they develop in a real way. Their relationships, except for a couple of moments, feel like they develop in a real way.

There were a couple of issues with audio editing and recording, but otherwise is read excellently

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  • Nancy T.
  • 09-06-19

I really wanted to like it

I love this genre and had high hopes even after reading the reviews. The narrator wasn't great either.

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  • J
  • 08-05-19

Great

I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. There’s a minor edit error, an audio overlap near the end but it’s just a few words. Narrator was good too.

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  • Avid Reader...
  • 29-03-19

so much fun

this was a really fun ride. I hope there's more in this series to come. great details and awesome narrator

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  • Brennan Stidham
  • 10-03-19

Absolute triumph

I have been waiting for Queen of Ieflaria to come out on Audible with so much anticipation, and I was not let down!

Calvin is a spectacular writer and Wlazlo’s narration expertly brings the world to life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, drama, and fantasy!

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  • Casey Aten
  • 05-04-20

Cute little story

Short, not flushed out, acceptable narration, semi abrupt ending, ok wlw relationship, lgtbq accepting culture.

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  • always_ams
  • 01-03-20

undecided

audio got a little glitchy but for the most wasn’t bad. I liked the idea of the story, but had a hard time getting invested in the story. Going to listen to the next one and see how that goes.

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  • Lauren L Evans
  • 22-01-20

Good story overall.

Not a bad story. Definitely feels for a younger audience in language/tone and voice of characters. Also it could be the narration - Brenda does a fine job but for even the exciting parts her tone remains even and stead, somewhat airy which ramps down the tension by a lot. Again, not a bad story overall and I did enjoy it. Also looks like it will be a 4 part series so if you end up liking this, there is definitely more of the world waiting (second book doesn't have these characters in it but the third does.)