The Jewel and Her Lapidary

  • by Fran Wilde
  • Narrated by Mahvesh Murad
  • 1 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished.
Jewel Lin and her Lapidary, Sima, may be the last to enjoy that peace.
The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she's never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.

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What the Critics Say

"The Jewel and Her Lapidary is a splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite as Wilde's prose. You will be utterly entranced." (Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winner and author of The Grace of Kings)

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Serious technical issues with the audio

The story itself seems good, but it's hard to tell with the issues with the recording. The first part was fine, but then i noticed that a sentence repeated itself. I thought maybe it was supposed to be a weird kind of emphasis, but it started happening more and more the further through the story i got. And then at the climax of the book the protagonists had just been put in a dire predicament. But then suddenly the predicament was resolved and we were at the denouement! It seemed really bizarre, and when i did a search on Google Books i discovered there at _least_ one entire chapter was skipped, right at the height of the story!

So the story was good, the performance would probably be good if all the repeated sentences were skipped, but the overall experience was ruined by the audio skipping past the resolution of the climax. Very disappointing!
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- Geoff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio