The Secret King: Lethao

  • by Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by Greg Tremblay
  • 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kendro, King of the Aonise, can do nothing to prevent their sun from collapsing, consuming their home planet, Letháo, in a single fiery blast. Running out of time and options, he evacuates the entire population, setting off into the unknown galaxy in four crowded ships. Under constant danger from their ancient enemy, the Zefron, treasonous dissent seeps into his inner circle. Threatened inside and out, Kendro struggles with whom to trust, until a mysterious vision finally brings hope to the distraught king. A new home awaits the Aonise - if Kendro can only unite them long enough to survive the journey.


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Richly Drawn New Universe

Dawn Chapman has conceived of a detailed, intricate society with characters that are intense and compelling. Kendro must save his people from a dying sun, an enemy bent on destroying them for apparently no reason at all, and from enemies within his own royal house. In the middle of it all, he has to find the energy and alliances to save his son and hold his number one together as well.

Aonise who seem on the king's side to begin with turn out to be enemies and others who appear sinister turn out to be friends. In the middle of it all are complex family relationships with familial struggles to work out. This is a story science fiction story fans will be able to sink their teeth into. I, for one, will be on the lookout for the next book in the series to see if Kendro can overcome all the obstacles placed before him and find the courage to face his greatest enemy and save his family and people.

Greg Tremblay does an excellent job bringing this universe to life. Each character has a distinct voice that he accomplishes through surprisingly subtle variations. I enjoyed the story much more because of his ability to consistently pronounce all of the exotic words used to create the people and language used to create the Aonise culture and society.

I received this book for free from Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.
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- Reg "Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!"

Science Fiction Starter

When we think of Science Fiction and space travel, usually we think Star Trek, Heinlein and the like. Humans trying to escape Earth because of impending doom, aliens invading Earth, etc. This story is a bit different.

A new Science Fiction fantasy series, the humans on this interplanetary voyage are not from Earth, though they are human albeit with a few enhancements
Kendro and his people have been forced from of their home because their sun collapses taking their planet with it, thus forcing them to search for a new planet to inhabit. That being a daunting task in itself, their small fleet of ships are also being chased by another enemy, the Zefron. This first book in the series tells the story of the first leg of the journey.

Through a vision, Kendro sees the planet Earth and that becomes their destination. But to make it, they must survive multiple attacks from the Zefron, and the fact that it will take almost two years to reach it. They just don't have enough fuel to make it.

Greg Trembley does a fine job with the narration of the many different voices in this book. (there are multiple characters), and as is the case many times in Science Fiction, strange pronunciations.

If possible, also download the ebook so that you can see of the different words,especially if you are a visual thinker or learner.

Highly recommend, all the more if you are one of those that is always searching for the next best Science Fiction to escape into!

*This audiobook was gifted to me by the author for an honest review.
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- LJM VO "Besides being an RN, I am an avid audiobook listener as well as a narrator and producer for Audible. I love Audiobooks!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
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