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The young warrior Bingmei pits her courage, combat skills, and very life against a brutal tyrant’s dark magic in the follow-up to Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler’s The Killing Fog.

The orphaned Bingmei didn't choose to be a hero. She has no wish to cross the Death Wall to save the world. But she has awakened Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom and Dragon of Night, and it is her destiny to defy him. From his imperial city of ancient sorcery and immortal darkness, Echion conspires to fulfill his own destiny: vanquish Bingmei, revive his queen, and rule together for another eon unchallenged.

Traversing a labyrinth of caves and mountains, Bingmei and her band of allies prepare their defense against a fateful war they cannot win. But when they are overcome by Echion's terrible power, Bingmei is left vulnerable to a ruthless assassin...one with orders to capture, not kill.

Before he destroys her, Echion craves something more than Bingmei's soul. Only she has the power to resurrect Echion's ancient queen, Xisi, whose evil is matched only by his own. Once reunited, their dark shadow will fall like a shroud over the realms. To be a savior, Bingmei must first survive what she has unleashed, and to survive she must begin to understand the seeds of power she’s never learned to control.

©2020 Jeff Wheeler (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Emily Woo Zeller returns to narrate the second audiobook in The Grave Kingdom series. Bingmei and her diverse fighter companions travel the continent, battling and narrowly escaping the Dragon of Night in order to resist their destiny. Zeller delivers the danger, friendship, and romance of the story in a variety of voices that depict an intricate group of characters. Especially noteworthy is her portrayal of Bingmei; Zeller pays special attention to her emotional growth by transitioning from a timid tone to a more determined one as Bingmei faces the brutality of her world. Despite the story's slow pace, Zeller keeps listeners engaged with a captivating narration.” (Audiofile Magazine)

"Fans of Wheeler's work and Asian-influenced fantasy will find this a worthy outing." (Publishers Weekly

“Wheeler once again blends exciting confrontations with depth of characterization and superb world building.” (Booklist)

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  • Rewsi
  • 28-06-2020

Another winner from Jeff Wheeler

I love the worlds Wheeler creates. This book had me so captivated I had to be careful when driving to not completely slip away into the story. My only complaint is now I have to wait for the next book to be released. ;)

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  • Gartlan
  • 10-09-2020

Excellent Book

I love Jeff Wheeler's books. He did it again! His books get better and better. Great characters excellent plots. Wheeler's worlds are so unique. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

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  • Irina
  • 15-07-2020

He's done it again!

I've not read one book written by Jeff Wheeler yet, that didn't captivate me within minutes. They are all very hard to put down, so beware if you have more things to do than finish the story on hand. Also the audio book is very recommendable, Emily Woo Zeller does a great job reading with, I suppose, a correct pronunciation of the Chinese names.

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  • Terri
  • 18-10-2020

Great Book

Suspense and action all the way through this book. The first book gets you familiar with the characters, and the team work and heroism exploded all the way to the end.

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  • Phoenix
  • 09-10-2020

Exceedingly Well Written

This book is incredibly well written -- I had trouble tearing myself away from it. The narration is also superb. It is just so, so sad that I found myself becoming extremely depressed, and I had to force myself to stop listening to it.

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  • Kevin M. Rice
  • 21-08-2020

Amazing second book

This is a great second book in the series. It leaves you waiting with suspense for the third book in the trilogy.

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  • Book Bug!
  • 06-08-2020

Great sequel

I am enjoying this series and the characters within it. Bingmei’s journey is extremely difficult. Her devoted friends and followers are not all warriors but are committed to the cause. Reluctantly, after unleashing the dreaded Dragon pair Bingmei has to finally accept her fate and cross the killing wall to her death in order to save those who are left that she can. This is her destiny and because she did not do what mattered, hundreds have died and kingdoms have fallen. Now We will see what happens from here.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-08-2020

Brilliant!

Another fantastic series I am sure that it is not complete. bingmei will complete her destiny, only to rise again and help free Rowan a d all her friends. I need to hear the end of this story. Plz. Thus is a Must Read. Ty Jeff❤

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  • N. Male
  • 19-07-2020

Losing interest

I have ordered the final book in the trilogy, but only finishing because I started. The narrator always sounds bored which isn't helping to keep my interest. Perhaps the third book I will read and skip the audio.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 17-07-2020

I did not like narration

tried first two books, in audio ... couldn't listen and finish either. narration was hard to hear; her halting, breathless methods were too hard to handle. I will read instead ... waste of money to buy audio I have read and listened to every other Jeff Wheeler novel, many times for each, and am very disappointed I can't enjoy audio for this series ...

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  • Kristina
  • 22-11-2020

Enjoyed the story

Its different, and I like Jeff Wheeler writing style. Like the story and already bought next book. Narrator is mostly good, sometimes a bit shreaky...

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  • mrs hr cross
  • 02-10-2020

The buried world

Loved it can't wait for the next book Had me wanting to see what happens next

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