Candidate : The Black Mage

  • by Rachel E. Carter
  • Narrated by Patrice Gambardella
  • Series: The Black Mage
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the candidacy. Where dreams go to die.
Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of combat, but she is not the Black Mage. Yet. She's had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year she will have a chance at her country's prestigious - and only - tourney for mages. Too bad she is going up against a certain non-heir. The one person she has yet to beat.
Meanwhile Ry has a year to prove herself in her new role as a war mage and the prince's betrothed. Neither is quite what she expected and complications arise on both fronts. War is on the horizon, and with so many enemies the kingdom's fate is more than ever at risk.
The candidacy finally arrives, but it's only the beginning. Nothing can prepare her for what comes next.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

just as good as the other two and a half

this book was a little bit darker than the rest so I anticipate that the next one is going to be even more so. I really enjoyed reading this book I also enjoyed the narration because I've done both read and listen. I believe that this book is probably the best in the series so far but I can't wait to read the next one
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- Melanie Hope

Narration is stilted and detracts from the story

Where does Candidate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good story with a good heroine! There are interesting twists and turns. I want to hear what happens next and I feel it is certainly above average. Just change the narrator.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Candidate?

The heroine's determination to become the top mage.


What didn’t you like about Patrice Gambardella’s performance?

Unfortunately, the narrator sounded like a 5th grader reading. It was stilted and lacked emotion to the narration. She even mispronounced several words, which throws me out of the story.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Discovering her brother was a rebel and dying.


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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2016
  • Publisher: Clean Reads