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2020 Carol Award Winner

2020 Alliance Award Winner

2020 Realm Makers Award

"... an epic story in the making...." (Booklist)

There's a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm.

Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they're not alone.

After a catastrophic explosion, Kersei Dragoumis awakens in a derelict shuttle, alone, injured, and ignorant of the forbidden technology that has swept her into a nightmare. The brand she's borne since childhood burns mysteriously, but the pain is nothing to that when she learns her family is dead and she is accused of their murders.

Across the quadrants, Marco Dusan responds to the call of a holy order-not to join them, but to seek a bounty. Gifted - or cursed - with abilities that mark him a Kynigos, a tracker sworn to bring interplanetary fugitives to justice, Marco discovers this particular bounty has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with prophecy. One that involves the hunter as much as the hunted.

©2020 Ronie Kendig (P)2021 Ronie Kendig

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"...an epic story in the making...." (Booklist)

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Outstanding narration

Adam Gold, is possibly the most talented male narrator I have come across and I will definitely be looking for more books voiced by him.

The book itself I am conflicted about. As I was listening, rather than reading, it as I worked, I found the first third very confusing as the story skipped between many characters and locations. This would have been much easier to keep track of in the written form.
The plot and world-building did drag me in, but I have to admit I found the ending depressing for every single person and the lead up to the sequel seems even more so. Nothing like being told you have a truckload of hardship, war and pain bearing down on you. Also, what happened with prophecy? That was very unclear to me.

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  • Inspirationalfictionreader
  • 26-03-2021

Don’t miss this amazing story and narrator!!!

This is hands down my favorite audiobook ever! I read this story when it first came out and it is amazing - one of my all time favorite stories! My original review of the book is below. Now, pair it with this narrator and WOW! This is such an immersive listen. The narrator brings these characters and this story to life! He voices Marco perfectly! Trust me on this, you do not want to miss this one!

This story is BRILLIANT! The worldbuilding, the characters, the storyline, the pacing, it is EPIC!! I was sucked in from chapter one and I barely put the book down. And when the story ended? I may have shouted “Nooooo!” I was not ready for it to be over and I really need book 2, right now! I’m not sure that I have ever wanted to read a sequel as badly as I want to read this one! I am dying to see what happens next!

I loved so many things about this story, but I’ll keep this review about my two favorite characters, mainly because of spoilers. Marco...you really just can’t help but love everything about him! He’s a bounty hunter who has a heightened sense of smell, so much so that he can smell emotions, like fear or happiness. And, boy oh boy does this set us up for some really...intense situations, especially with Kersei! Speaking of Kersei, she is fierce, tough, immensely likable and perfect for Marco. Some of the things she goes through will just break your heart. I really want to say so much more, but I can’t or I will definitely head into spoiler territory.

Do yourself a favor and pick up this story! It is beautifully written, impossible to put down, and you will be sucked into this incredible world of which you will not want to leave!



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  • Kailey Bechtel
  • 15-04-2021

Wow!

I read this book when it first came out and loved it then. I heard a lot of hype about the audiobook and the narrator. Wow! Just wow! Adam Gold is the perfect person for this. He made this into a whole production that immerses the listener into this story. I also have to say that I just LOVE his voice! I could listen to him read the phonebook and still enjoy it! I usually don’t like male narrators, but this one blew me away!

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