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  • The Maid's War

  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

Sent on an impossible mission by Kingfountain's ruler into the heart of the enemy's capital as two mighty kingdoms prepare for war, Ankarette Tryneowy must divine the location of a magical sword, perhaps their key to victory. What she finds is the truth - one she could never have foreseen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Christine Barr on 14-09-2018

Excellent

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Reviewed: 14-09-2018

Loved it, leads up to the Kingfountain series perfectly!! wish I had read this one first though!!

  • The Thief's Daughter

  • The Kingfountain Series, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Owen Kiskaddon first came to the court of the formidable King Severn as a prisoner, winning favor with the stormy monarch by masquerading as a boy truly blessed by the Fountain. Nine years hence, the once-fearful Owen has grown into a confident young man, mentored in battle and politics by Duke Horwath and deeply in love with his childhood friend, the duke's granddaughter. But the blissful future Owen and Elysabeth Mortimer anticipate seems doomed by the king's machinations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great!!!

  • By Christine Barr on 09-08-2018

great!!!

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Reviewed: 09-08-2018

Loved it, left wanting more, getti g the next one as soo as i can!!

  • Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen

  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy adventure is destined to be a classic, and is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rich in world not in character

  • By Natasha on 08-12-2016

Awesome +++

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Reviewed: 29-05-2018

great interlude to the series!
looking forward to the next one to finosh off this brilliant series

  • Abhorsen

  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
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    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

Before she went to join Sam and Mogget downstairs, Lirael paused for a moment to look at herself in the tall silver mirror that hung on the wall of her room. The image that faced her bore little resemblance to the Second Assistant Librarian of the Clayr. She saw a warlike and grim young woman, dark hair bound back with a silver cord rather than hanging free to disguise her face. She no longer wore her librarian's waistcoat, and she had a long Nehima at her side rather than a library-issue dagger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great great great

  • By Christine Barr on 18-04-2018

great great great

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Reviewed: 18-04-2018

for me a book is great when it conjures up emotions, this book did this on spades, brilliantly written and narrated!! *****

  • Sabriel

  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A world worth knowing

  • By Josiah on 24-02-2017

Loved it!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-2018

enthralling read, loved it till the end, a must read for fantasy lovers!! A+ from me