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Red Rope of Fate

Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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In a land where humans and elves find it difficult to communicate, Tari - an elf - is bound to Captain Arion - a human military officer - in a ceremony designed to promote friendship between the two races. When the ceremony is over, the pair discover that the impossible has happened: They can understand each other in spite of the language barrier.

Thrown into a storm of politics, Tari and Arion are put in danger by those who want humans and elves to remain separate.

To make matters worse, Tari realizes that she has fallen in love with Arion, who has the emotional capabilities of a rock. As both societies dictate that an elf and a human can never be together, Tari must conceal her feelings. Unfortunately, the taciturn Arion is watchful and attentive to Tari's well-being, constantly pushing her to her limits with his loyalty, friendship, and dreadfully informal habit of touching her.

If Tari and Arion survive, their tumultuous relationship will either strengthen their countries' alliance or cripple the human courts of nobility. The deciding factor will be Arion and his indecipherable feelings for Tari.

©2016 K. M. Shea (P)2016 Tantor

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loved it

loved this author and was read well. the reader made the voices clearly diffrent and the author created a whole new world where we had not just pretty elves and strong men but cultural diffrence, emotional strength/control, family troubles and controversy. but most of all misunderstandings about love. it took a fantasy world and made it almost real.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-2016

Interesting, sweet fantasy romance

I love this author! I especially like how the author balances interesting, independent heroines with equally interesting heros! It is such a relief to find great books that I enjoy, that I wouldn't be embarrassed for my daughter to read as well. I am so excited to see her books finally coming in audio format. This is an excellent introduction to K M Shea's work.

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  • GrannyGoose
  • 13-09-2016

Loved it

I was completely enthralled with this book. The narrator was wonderful and easy to listen to. Couldn't put it down.

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  • The Specialist
  • 07-09-2016

loved it

K M Shea is one of my favorite authors.
this is definitely one of her best books.
I just wish there was a sequal.

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  • Sharon Gourley
  • 16-07-2018

terrible narrator

I struggled to finish this book. The narrator was too sing-song with her delivery and was difficult to listen to. The story line was simple and predictable.

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  • Brenda S
  • 18-05-2018

nice

Enjoyable stoy. I loved the Elves' positions and careers. How their society worked was really interesting. The conflict/climax was a bit understated and that made it so that I was surprised when the story was finished. It seemed to me that I was waiting for the climax...and then the story was finished. It was almost like I missed it. That describes the understated comment. All in all a pleasant story.

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  • Michael
  • 20-02-2017

Narration enhances story

A good story with the addition of an interesting narrator, it kept the flow of the story moving. Really wished the author would have more Lessa stories to tell involving the characters of this one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-2016

good story

I really enjoy all of this author's books. I've been looking for books that didn't have all the x-rated love scenes in them, I found them with K.M.Shea's books. I've really enjoyed all of her books. You must read all of her books.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 17-01-2019

excellent story 👍 with a very good reader

the story is great, I'm a huge fan of this author. the reader too me some eating up to but i ended up very much appreciating her work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-2018

Nice listening

good story line, good narration and plot was ok...would have liked more action, but overall good story

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  • yaron
  • 04-10-2018

cute story, centered around the gap of cultures

This is an enjoyable light listen.
The narrator did an overall good job with conveying emotions and mostly differentiating between the different characters.

The story has some creative ideas, but some parts made me eyeroll (for example, when someone talks out loud about there emotions when theyre alone).
Also, there are many questions that were left unanswered (like what are actually the differences between humans and elves. Because although it wasnt stated, apperently there isnt that much of a different lufe span if at all). And one of the nain obstacles that were stated in the very beginning of the book was ignord as non issue (what society thought of a coupling of a human and an elf).
The romance was cute, somewhat naive in its aproach. No steaminess, simply romance.

tl;dr some parts didnt feelas believable, but it was still a cute and fun story.