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Summary

Serena has a bright future etched in stone. Tristan has a dark past that haunts him. Together, they have a love that can never be.

Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher's current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she's ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can't keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all? When you've hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love?

Vernal is the first novel in The Royal Protector Academy series. A dangerously exciting and darkly romantic tale that will take your breath away. It can be heard as a standalone trilogy, or after the best-selling Revelation Series. Intended for mature listeners 18+ due to language, mild violence, and sexual situations.

©2016 Randi Cooley Wilson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Amy K
  • 06-03-17

Great read!

What did you love best about Vernal?

Vernal is an easy, enjoyable read. Though it has an otherworldly premise, the story doesn’t focus much on that and instead focuses on the ‘forbidden love’ budding relationship between Tristan and Serena. The author had me seriously rooting for the two of them, despite a huge plot twist that I did NOT see coming (nice work!). I also really enjoyed many of the secondary characters in this book.

Any additional comments?

My only complaint is that while Vernal is listed as book #1 in a series, it doesn’t do a great job introducing its world and characters. Apparently, there’s another series (Revelation) that’s helpful to read first, so maybe that’s why initially I was somewhat confused in this book. Despite that - great book and I look forward to reading book #2 to see what becomes of Tristan and Serena.

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  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • 23-11-16

Serena and Tristan's story is amazing!

These narrators were completely right for this story. It never gets easier to hear certain parts that break my heart . I can't wait for more of Tristan and Serena's story. Vernal was an amazing read!

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  • Susi
  • 04-06-17

Um...what?

Ok. First 5 minutes and I'm already annoyed. She sounds like one of those Nickelodeon actors who over enunciate everything. It has a juvenile title and synopsis yet it dives right into what sounds like an X rated book?
Two stars instead of one because it was cheap and I have heard worse so...

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  • MegEclectic
  • 06-03-17

Vernal

I loved the story but the voice acting was a little off for me. Now this is a new to me author, as well as the voice actors, but I think it could have sounded a little bit better to fit the story. I may skip this series in audio but definitely picking it up in book.

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  • Kim
  • 24-04-18

This book wasn’t great to begin with, but the narrator killed it.

Awful narrator. Had to switch to an ebook version about 50% through because I just couldn’t take it anymore. The story wasn’t particularly good either - the heroine comes off like a spoiled sorority girl that the male lead, inexplicably, instantly falls in love with. I wasn’t convinced of that, and certainly not that she’s royalty who will soon be responsible for leading an entire race. Meh.

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  • Sarah
  • 20-03-18

You know...I tried!

What did you like best about Vernal? What did you like least?

The male narrator, jezz just no good. And the Irish accents, lordy it was painful to listen to.

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  • Stacie Batur
  • 05-12-17

Narration ruins the story:(

I’ve listened to the Revelation series three times which I️ LOVED. However this book just left me feeling disappointed. The story felt rushed and the narration ruined the book for me.

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  • Mrs. Tasha G
  • 05-08-17

Phenomenal!

can't wait to read thr next book!! Amazing story line and great follpw up from the previous stories

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  • MRR
  • 02-04-17

LOVED! Need book 2 NOW!

Tristen and Serena's story has me wanting to know more about them, more about the world that Randi Cooley Wilson has created.

There is a series before this one that more than likely has all of the world building in it. I read the first book of that series a while ago. I hate to say that I didn't care for the first book and therefore, never moved forward with the series.

Well Vernal has definitely ended that. I will be rereading book 1 and finishing the series while I wait for book 2 in this series.

I am thrilled to find another PNR that isn't written for my 14 year old daughter.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-03-17

Randi Cooley Wilson does it again!

I Laughed so hard at this book people probably thought I was crazy! This book had exceptional highs and lows and the characters were full of life. I didn't think I would like this series after the first one, because I didn't think I would be able to love the characters as much as the original series, but here I am in suspense to read more and loving every second of this book. It was well thought out and had me laughing and crying. I can't wait or the next book!