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Awakening

By: Bethany Adams, Cassandra de Cuir
Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki
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An unexpected duty

For 300 years, Princess Dria has avoided the drama of the royal court by training as a battle mage. When her father summons her back to court just as she begins to rise up the ranks, she's furious. Even worse, she must work with her estranged brother Ralan on a mission to Earth. But as soon as Dria arrives at Moranaia's new outpost, her brother drops the leadership of the entire place into her hands. Now she's in charge of fortifying a new outpost on a planet she's never even visited.

An abhorrent task

Prince Vek of the Unseelie has spent millennia as his father's enforcer, working in the shadows to eliminate evil, but after sparing his nephew Fen from the king's judgment, Vek must tread carefully. One false move, and he will lose the king's trust—and Fen's life. But when the king gives Vek a new, more sinister task, Fen becomes the least of his worries. The Moranaians have a new colony on Earth, and King Torek wants the energy source that's contained within. Vek must retrieve that power - even if he has to kill the Moranaian leader to get it.

A threat unknown

From the moment she catches Vek sneaking into the cavern, Dria knows the truth—the dark and mysterious prince is her soulbonded. But she's certain he's up to no good, and although she's drawn to him, there is no way she can trust him. His reputation, and that of the Unseelie in general, precedes him. Unfortunately, more than desire is awakening. As they dance around their budding attraction, Dria and Vek uncover a deathly illness lurking among the fae—and a sinister plot that will damage both their worlds.

©2019 Bethany Adams (P)2019 Skyboat Media

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some repeat and pauses

There were a couple pauses in the audio, that would then continue after repeating the previous words

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This has been a enjoyable listen have really loved the story line and the narrator’s have done an awesome job

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Dria and Vek

Princess Dria has been training to be a battle mage for many years. She is called to duty by her father.
She is to help her brother Ralan to run the new outpost, made by the closure of the rift.
When she arrives, Ralan drops the job into her lap, only giving her help if she needs it.
Her other brother is the rogue Kien.

Prince Vek, of the Unseelie, is his fathers enforcer. He protects his nephew, Fen from King Torek.
Torek wants the energy source that he believes comes from the outpost

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Narrators do a great job, I am really enjoying this series! It's easy to become fond of the Characters

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Victorian era with Elves

Struggled to finish this Elven variant on a Victorian era tale of love, plotting, and class and gender divide.

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