The Queen's Poisoner : The Kingfountain Series

  • by Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • Series: The Kingfountain Series
  • 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

King Severn Argentine's fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. Attempting to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles...and loses. Now the duke must atone by handing over his young son, Owen, as the king's hostage. And should his loyalty falter again, the boy will pay with his life.
Seeking allies and eluding Severn's spies, Owen learns to survive in the court of Kingfountain. But when new evidence of his father's betrayal threatens to seal his fate, Owen must win the vengeful king's favor by proving his worth - through extraordinary means. And only one person can aid his desperate cause: a mysterious woman, dwelling in secrecy, who truly wields power over life, death, and destiny.

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Great audio book.

This story was very interesting and different from the run of the mill books set in the medieval world. The focus of the fantasy is the eight year old son of a defiant duke who is taken as a hostage into the King's household. The boy is very special and has an undiscovered power that he must come to acknowledge, understand, and master. The intrigues of the court are realistically portrayed as well as medieval justice. This was a very enjoyable book.
As for the Kate Rudd she was superb. There are so many different voices, including men women and children, and she switches from one to another seamlessly. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series />I would very highly recommend this book/audiobook.
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- Classic Lit Fan

Enchanting story

I really enjoyed this story. The narration was spot on and she did a wonderful job of brining each character alive. I finished this in just two days, unable to put it down. Having the main character being just a little 8 year old boy, kept me in worried suspense for him. I couldn't stop wondering what was going to happen to him. The story was very fast paced and I think anyone that likes fantasy will enjoy this. Well worth the credit and I look forward to the next book in this series.
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- Eric

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio