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Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape...and even less of being together.
Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.
Meanwhile the foundations of Lia's deeply held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: There's Rafe, who lied to her but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people...and her own destiny.
Read by Emily Rankin, with Ryan Gesell, Kirby Heyborne, Kim Mai Guest, and Ann Marie Lee.
©2015 Listening Library (P)2015 Mary E. Pearson
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By Sweet T on 07-29-15

Great story, can't wait for book 3!

Ive loved this series! It has a great storyline, with a love triangle but different from the usual love triangle scenarios that are easy to predict. It's very well written by the author. I thought the 2nd book kept my interest just as much as the first book, although it did tend to run a little long in some areas, but still held my attention that I didn't want to put it down.
For the most part the performances by the narrators were good, although I was not crazy about the voice of Cayden. Thought he was a little bit robotic and creepy sounding.... Great series though and can't wait for book 3

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By Rebecca Jackson on 07-08-15

New favorite book and narration

Wonderful. The story itself and the narration. Even better than the first in the series.

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By Rachel on 03-29-16

Gripping and beautiful

Wonderfully narrated! An amazing second book to the series. It will have you falling in love with Kaden while understanding and appreciating Lia and Rafe even more.

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By caroline on 10-05-15

Juicy !

Love the ending ! Roll on next year ! Can't wait for the next instalment ! Great narrating ! Well done all involved ?

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By Anonymous User on 10-02-17

Absolutely loved this book!

Loved everything about this book, the story line, the character development, the turmoil, the unexpected plot twists, the world setting and the romantic plots. Thoroughly entertained and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is my new favourite series that I will re-read again and again!

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By Anonymous User on 07-11-17

Love these books so much!

Really good sequel to the first book, I'm so in love with the characters and the story!

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