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A huntress with no past. A rival with a secret. A kingdom's fate hangs in the balance...

Ayleth and her shade move as one, ever hungry for the hunt. Under her mentor's tight control, she fears her memories are being stolen. Now 19, apprenticed for as long as she can remember to the mysterious Holy Order, she longs to rise in the ranks and banish untamed spirits for the prophesied Golden Prince.

When shadowy threats descend on the crown, Ayleth seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove her worth in open competition. Seeking to win the prince's favor and escape her scheming mentor, she resolves to hold her own against Terryn, a handsome, arrogant opponent who may be more than a match for her untested powers.

But as the two rivals follow a trail beyond the Great Barrier and confront legendary evil, the stolen secrets of Ayleth's past may return to haunt her...

Can Ayleth win the trial and reclaim her true self? Can she even survive her first day?

©2019 Sylvia Mercedes (P)2019 Tantor

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  • 19-08-2020

great start to a new series!

I think this was an awesome first book with great world building and characters. highly recommend!

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  • Melissa
  • 12-05-2020

Loving this series!

Dark and twisty, excellent world building, unpredictable, and original. I loved the characters, the magic system, and fell for not only the main character but the side plots as well. Cannot wait to see where the rest of the series goes. Sylvia Mercedes is going onto my auto-buy author list.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-2020

Entertaining story, despite meh narration

Really enjoyed listening to the story. There's a lot of potential with this series as there's some great world building. My only qualm was with the narration itself, as some of the voices and characters left more to be wanted. Regardless, I would recommend this series!

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  • Leslie Guglielmi
  • 21-11-2020

Disappointing

The story has an intriguing beginning but didn't deliver. In the first book it didn't draw the connection to the beginning. The narrator was very annoying.

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  • aaron
  • 21-08-2020

awesome

it reminds me of legends of the seeker
totally awesome. magic and mystery. not predictable.

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  • Katherine Walin
  • 31-07-2020

Captivating

I loved this book! The action pulls you in and the mystery sprinkled throughout the story makes me want to binge read! I also love the narrator, easy to listen to and captivates your mind. Hope Audible completes the series, and keeps the same narrator!

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  • SwimGirl
  • 18-04-2020

book sucks

This book sucks. Whiney "heroine" and the narrators voice is just a cherry on top of the terrible book. Didn't even make it to the halfway point of the book (I was hoping something......anything......would happen)

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