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  • A Court This Cruel and Lovely

  • Kingdom of Lies, Book 1
  • By: Stacia Stark
  • Narrated by: Tim Paige, Meg Sylvan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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A Court This Cruel and Lovely

By: Stacia Stark
Narrated by: Tim Paige,Meg Sylvan
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For years, when I fell asleep, I dreamed of a man with blazing green eyes and a cruel smile. The day I meet him, the ruthless mercenary leaves me for dead.

Just hours after humans are born, the gods take what little power we have. In return, they protect our borders from the vicious, merciless fae.

The humans who manage to keep their power are known as the corrupt. And they are burned.

When my forbidden power is discovered, I’m forced to flee my tiny village and the life I adore. To survive, I make a desperate bargain with the mercenary who abandoned me at my weakest moment.

Our deal is simple: I’ll help him and his mysterious friends sneak into the city, and he’ll help me learn to wield the strange, dark power I’ve always kept hidden—the power that may just be the key to my survival.

But the ruthless mercenary is hiding secrets of his own, secrets that threaten the safety of everyone I love, that could tear this kingdom—and perhaps even this world—apart.

Please note: A Court This Cruel and Lovely is an NA/adult romantasy book with steam. While this series is slow burn, the chili-pepper rating will increase for each book.

©2023 Stacia Stark (P)2023 Dreamscape Media

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  • Nino Svanidze
  • 22-12-2023

So much passion!!! LOVE IT

First I would like to say that Meg and Tim are the best duo! Meg made me feel like she was in the book and not just reading it. Second, this book is so much better than all the fae based books I have read this year, and I've read plenty(probably in the same line as Sara Maas books, maybe better!). This has background, plot (plenty books have none), mystery, and slow burning love story. The Amazing writing by Stacia Stark made me buy the second book before I finished first one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2024

loved

Good characters, not an overdone plot, couldn’t put it down. I’m a SJM and JLA fan, and this book was right up my alley.

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  • Ashley
  • 09-02-2024

Amazing Book and Amazing Voices!

Listened to this twice!! I’m obsessed and the voices are perfect!! You will not regret this. I have the book, ebook and audio book lol

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  • kkljasmine
  • 08-02-2024

Love the series

Love this book. And the series. And love the narrator s. I was unable to stop listening. So good

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  • Denise Capek
  • 07-02-2024

Great story

I love how I had an “off” feeling about one of the characters throughout the story. How the author portrayed that feeling is amazing, and the ending was the ultimate cliffhanger. Can’t wait, I’m literally starting book 2 now! 🤣

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  • Chelsea B.
  • 04-02-2024

Better then ACOTAR

Captivating from start to finish. Amazing world building. Loved this so much more then ACOTAR

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  • Tia
  • 31-01-2024

Love this!

Audio book number 5 for 2024 and has outshined the others. I have a hard time selecting audios because the voice has to match what I “think” the MC sounds like!

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  • Amanda Williams
  • 29-01-2024

Enjoyable!

This was an interesting read-good world-building, magic, slow burn romance, enemies to lovers…looking forward to book 2!

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  • Marilus31
  • 29-01-2024

Great suspense!

This is my first book by this author and I'm looking forward to reading the next one in series and exploring other of her books!

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  • BookGyal
  • 24-01-2024

She’s done it again!

I’ve fallen in love with another Stacia Stark series. Now off to listen to the second book!

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  • Sarah Siesage
  • 01-02-2024

Loved it!

In a sea of fantasy romance at the moment it’s wonderful to find gems like this!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2024

Amazing book

Had a little hard for the female teller in the beginning but after a couple of chapters was it no problem 🥰 Could not stop listening in the second half ♥️

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-11-2023

fabulous book

so, iv read the books, and decided to audio it again to prep me for the 3rd book release as a quick re read. now this is one of my favourite series... however I advise to kindle read it. I found, listening.. entires chapters are missed out in the audible. the whole process of her readying her disguise to enter the castle was cut out etc. so it lost depth because of that..

the female narrator is okay, her reading is clear .but I felt some emotion was left out. I found reading it far more gripping as the narration was a little mono tone.

but please read it.. its a brilliant series. the narration does not do this justice.

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  • Clara
  • 02-11-2023

Very enjoyable

This is a great Fantasy book that isn't too focused on romance. It has the allure of a "will they-won't they" and some steamy scenes but mostly focuses on the main characters past, present and future.

It's an enjoyable listen that keeps you guessing so I don't want to give too much away so it suffices to say that I look forward to book 2

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