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The Speaker

Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Series: Sea of Ink and Gold, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Summary

The sequel to the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling fantasy The Reader, "highly recommended for fans of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart and female-powered adventures". (School Library Journal)

Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are back on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move. Haunted by painful memories, Archer struggles to overcome the trauma of his past with the impressors, whose cruelty plagues him whenever he closes his eyes. But when Sefia and Archer happen upon a crew of impressors in the wilderness, Archer finally finds a way to combat his nightmares: by hunting impressors and freeing the boys they hold captive.

With Sefia's help, Archer travels across the kingdom of Deliene rescuing boys while she continues to investigate the mysterious Book and the secrets it contains. But the more battles they fight, the more fights Archer craves, until his thirst for violence threatens to transform him from the gentle boy Sefia knows to a grim warrior with a cruel destiny. As Sefia begins to unravel the threads that connect Archer's fate to her parents' betrayal of the Guard so long ago, she and Archer must figure out a way to subvert the Guard's plans before they are ensnared in a war that will pit kingdom against kingdom, leaving their future and the safety of the entire world hanging in the balance.

©2017 Traci Chee (P)2017 Listening Library

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  • 02-12-17

Excellent

I loved the twists and turns of the storyline and the clue to the next book

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  • Justicepirate
  • 24-09-19

Liked it less than the first book

I felt most of this book was somewhat slow but I understand why. I have read several biography/autobiography books about child soldiers and this fictional story reflects some of those very well. I honestly did not enjoy the first half of this book but I loved the end! It was so good and I look forward to finishing this series soon.

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  • Ashley
  • 22-03-19

Love it!

Traci Chee is awe-inspiringly poetic with her imagery. I loved it as much as the first, and I’m looking forward to the next.
Kim Mai Guest is great as well. There were several parts where the narration made me smile because she did a great job truly performing the words.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-18

november hurry up

really engaging , so many twists and turns, I cant wait till November, it's agonizing to be patient