The Gates of Sleep : Elemental Masters

  • by Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by Kayla Fell
  • Series: Elemental Masters
  • 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of her acclaimed fairy-tale-inspired novel, The Serpent's Shadow, best-selling author Mercedes Lackey re-imagines Sleeping Beauty-as a dark and enchanting Edwardian fantasy. Marina is the cherished daughter of the wealthy Roeswood family, practioners of Elemental Magic. But evil portents have warned her parents that Marina will be killed before her 18th birthday-by the hand of her own aunt.

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Fantastic and compelling!

What did you love best about The Gates of Sleep?

The narrator was amazing, really made all the characters come to life. The voice for Madame was perfect! Exactly how I imagined it would be when I read the book. And Marina is a great character, very realistic with her love of the fine clothing and dreams of "society".


What did you like best about this story?

I love a good Fairy Tale parody! Sleeping Beauty didn't let me down.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! As it was, I drove slower than usual since I only let myself listen to it in the car .


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- Kaylon

Enjoyable, light yet with character

As with this entire series, this book plays with a folktale. Part of the fun is to see how the author unfolds the predictable parts in a unique or clever way. Easy to listen to, good for a younger audience if you share your books with family and want to steer away from hot romance and vivid violence.
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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios