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The Queen of Traitors

The Fallen World, Book 2
Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
Series: The Fallen World (Thalassa), Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

They say I am a queen. They say I married a monster. That I did so willingly. They say he cannot die, that he does not age. That, together, we rule a ravaged world. They say I used to be one of them, but now I am a traitor. They say many things, all which I cannot remember, but....

I fear what they say is true.

Then there is what they don't say, what I see in their eyes - the king terrifies them. He cannot be stopped. And, most worrisome of all....

He is coming for me.

©2016 Laura Thalassa (P)2017 Laura Thalassa

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Interesting Story

I enjoyed listening to this one, but am curious about the end. I'm hoping the heroine finally gets to a point where she's not always forced to compromise who she is, but I did enjoy seeing her story. I really like the historic inspiration as well as the more historic feel in this series.

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  • Shawn Daugherty
  • 18-01-18

Bah

I’m so disappointed in this book series and it pains me because I was SO into the bargainer series. I invested in buying both books before I even started listening- so followed through with it despite the frustration of a narrator whose speech is almost devoid of emotion and a story that was strangely lackluster despite such a dramatic background. I was incredibly disturbed by the main focus being on a weird Stockholm syndrome type love affair where the main character loses her virginity in a nonconsensual way. She literally told him no and he went ahead with it anyway because he had the power. And then to have his relationship romanticized? There was no redeeming aspect to this story. Bummed I used two credits for these books.

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  • Humble listener
  • 30-10-17

Series ALERT

Must read and or Listen...This series is amazing from start to finish. I love the readers and how they give a good description on the characters, looks and influential power of each individual. Will read and listen again and again.

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  • Linda G McKinney
  • 24-12-18

Needs a better narrator

If these books weren’t so good, I would have given up on them. I literally cringed to the narrator’s breathy, emotionless, monotone. More than once I came close to stopping on this second in the series. The first was irritating. The second was disturbing. If I can get through the third, it will be a miracle of teethgritting determination. I rarely make negative comments especially about the narrator, but this was truly annoying. As I said, I like the story but, had I known that listening was going to be a test of strength, I probably would not have chosen this series.

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  • Lindsey
  • 24-11-17

Unique new Series

This is worth the time to listen. It’s not the best I have read but it is a unique story that involves a love hate romance . The plot is based around a fictional WWIII and the main character continues in her quest to negotiate and maintain peace for the western world. All while wrestling with her feelings towards the Eastern king. Personally, I think the series would have been better served by including more detail. Some aspects of the War are hard to believe. Despite the drawbacks there is still a great story of personal scarify and unexpected love.

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  • Christine Harkins
  • 01-10-19

Sigh...

Book 2 and I'm still partially annoyed. Why the heck does the heroine have to be the one to keep giving and breaking, when the King gives nothing. It's frustrating! She may be young, but she's a strong personality and then all the sudden, she's portrayed as a weak-willed, ninny.

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  • Chrystal
  • 06-09-19

NOT happy with the end!

I'm a lot tired of their love/hate relationship but what really ticked me off (spoilers) was the epilogue! So sorry but you know when he put her in the "sleeper" for a freakin 100 years you know he won't be abstinent and wait for her!!! My stomach hurts as I'm pretty sure the author is going to take this to say, maybe, he'll have kids with someone while she's asleep?? Ok, so I'm speculating now but I don't think I'm going to be that far off. Not sure if I even want to read the 3rd book. And.....I'm a little (alot) upset with her falling in love with a narcissist. He might have some moments but I was married to a narcissist and it was hell on earth! Don't even know how the author is going to make the king into a good guy with morals but I'm sure she'll make it happen in the "book world". It's just so hard to relate to these characters when you know how narcissist, controlling, obsessive people are in the real world.

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  • darshanie
  • 14-09-18

OMG!!!

I never imagined that their lust would turn to love..I can see that they are kindred spirits but his need to protect and save her will inevitably earn him her wrath. Beautiful book with awesome cliffhanger.

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  • ~Mindy Lou~
  • 13-07-18

Fantastic!!!

I should just copy and paste my review for the first book because I stand by everything I said about why I'm loving this series so much.

The more I listen to the audiobooks, the more I love it. There is just something about the way Serenity hates Montez while slowly falling in love with him that is very compelling. No matter how much she pushes him away, Montez's obsession grows for her. He actually loves her hate and anger. He seems to thrive on it. He doesn't want to tame her, but he wants to own her body and soul. I find that I'm loving their very dysfunctional love.

The only thing I did not like about book two is the way it ended. I'm actually very angry about it and I had to start book 3 immediately so it can be fixed.

I highly recommend the audiobooks. Laurel Schroeder is one of my favorite narraters. She is doing a fantastic job with this series.

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  • Heather
  • 13-04-18

Great story

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While I like continuity of narrators in series, I really wish they had switched for this one. It's hard to explain, but it's like the end of all of her sentences sound unfinished or that she's trailing off on all of them. Sometimes they even sound like a question to me. I powered through it because I love this series so much, but that really really bothered me.

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  • Kay
  • 14-01-18

OMG! This book! The king, he . . . Oh. My. Gawd!!!

Ok so first: definitely 5 stars. Book 1 was Great. This book was Excellent!

Second: as twisted as Serenity's situation is, I love the dynamic between her and the king (Montez).

Third: How you know you're a bad ass . . . A plot to kill you and your spouse has been constructed by someone in your inner circle. They know your contingency plans and take out all your guards . . . And not only do you survive, you get revenge in the process = #AbsoluteBadAss

Fourth: The epilogue . . . Sooooooooooooo many years! The king, he . . . Ugh! Oh. My. Gawd!!!!!

Fifth: 1 week. 5 days to get through the next couple of books in my rotation, and 2 days to finish book 3. Give me 1 week.