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Return to the world of The Bridge Kingdom in this sensuous fantasy full of romance and intrigue that is perfect for fans of From Blood and Ash and A Court of Silver Flames.

A soldier raised as heir to an empire, Zarrah is motivated by two truths. The first is that the Veliant family murdered her mother. And the second is that her pursuit of vengeance will put every last one of them in their graves.

The Endless War between Maridrina and Valcotta has raged for generations, leaving thousands of Zarrah’s people dead and countless more orphaned. So when she’s given command of the contested city of Nerastis, Zarrah is prepared to do whatever it takes to destroy the Maridrinian forces who oppose her. And to kill the Veliant prince who leads them.

Yet a chance encounter with an anonymous, and handsome, Maridrinian causes Zarrah to question whether the violence she’s perpetrated is justice or a crime. And as she continues to meet the nameless man each night, she finds common ground - and fiery passion - in his arms.

But when identities are revealed, Zarrah must decide whether to embrace a chance at peace...or march to the drums of war. 

©2021 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • ASHLEY
  • 23-11-2021

WTH 😩😩 COME ONNNNNNNNN

BOOK 4 ?????? 😩😩😩 why u stressing me out man …. How long do I have To wait now sigh

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  • Stefania
  • 24-11-2021

HOW LONG AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK?

The first two books were amazing enough.. but I must admit this one was even better. The only thing I regret was reading the other too long ago because I didn't remember all of it and I would've like to piece the pieces of the puzzle better. The way Danielle created this amazing intricate world, and weaved this story into the last one is pure talent. The writing style impeccable for my taste, and both characters so full of colour and depth you could not help but fall in love with both of them.
The fact that for once the heroine is the brave, fighting one and the hero is the "nerdy" tactical one is such a breath of fresh air. Their encounters were so special, and the spice was just ✨on point✨, just a couple of scenes but very well done. I just regret that, although the narrators were really good most of the time, they were not suited for "sensual" talk in my opinion. Other than that I really have no complaints, except the fact that I'll have to wait who knows how long to know what's going to happen to my lovelies. Thank you Danielle, thank you Audible ❤️✨
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Romance ❤️❤️❤️, 5/5
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Recommend? 8.7/10

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  • @abagoflit
  • 23-11-2021

Fabulous

The narrators were fire, the story was engrossing, I can’t wait for the sequel. It was new adult so a little steamy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2021

I LOVE THIS BOOK

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. The best next installment to the bridge kingdom! Keris is my newest bookish love and I cannot wait to see the rest of this adventure! Danielle Jensen just keeps writing some of the best action and adventure fantasy books out there

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  • Jessica Moore
  • 22-11-2021

Wonderful Continuation

I very much enjoyed hearing Keris and Zarrah's story and learning more about the world DLJ built. This might be my favorite of the 3 books so far! Can't wait to hear the rest of their story.

Both narrorators were good but maybe not who I would of cast for these parts.

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  • Maxine Thornton
  • 23-11-2021

Wonderful Story!

I can't wait for the next book. It explains the first two books really well.

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  • Spazzert
  • 22-11-2021

Disappointed

I waited and waited for this to be released. And am sad to say this was a let down.

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  • Thaís Brito
  • 21-11-2021

amazing

this was excellent! can’t wait for the next book in the series! zarrah and keris are awesome and the cliffhanger in the end? brutal! hope it doesn’t take too long for tue next book to come out

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  • Joe
  • 28-11-2021

Great story,

Thoroughly enjoyable book. It's was surprising to hear the change in main characters, however, I loved hearing another side of the story with all the connections with the parallelled time-line. It was also satisfying to have several questions answered from book two. The writing is still good and enjoyable my only qualm this book was the overuse of the word corpse. I mean we get it a dead body. Some differing descriptors would be an improvement.
I think I enjoyed this story more than the first two BUT I enjoyed the characters in book 1 and 2 more. Perhaps some of that is the voice actors, both very good just not quite the right fit.
Keris I originally loved but is becoming rather questionable and I'm not sure if I wa t to see him fail and become his father or triumph and become and exceptional ruler.
Things I am now dying to know are,
Does the Empress have a hidden connection to the Maridrinian King? Was she also his lover, is her obsession because of a love triangle? Who is this flock? What sort of catastrophe is ahead of us?

I am very curious to see where this journey is going to end up and excited to follow it.

So far this series has been absolutely wonderful and definitely worth a read/listen.

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  • Katherine
  • 27-11-2021

loved it!!

the book is amazing!! I love the character! I enjoyed how it is the same story just with a different focal points. it makes you notice the character's flaws. I don't think Zara has any tho 🥰🥰

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  • Hannah
  • 26-11-2021

Repeats the same events as book 2

This book is essentially book 2 rewritten from a different perspective. There doesn’t seem to be any progression in the story, just a retelling of the same events.

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  • KK
  • 23-11-2021

Looking forward to the next one!

I liked this book but not as much as the others (which I loved). It takes place at the same time as the previous book which takes away some of the anticipation. Still, I think it is set up well for the next book which I will definitely be listening to!

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  • Pola
  • 22-11-2021

Second book told from different perspective

This book contains course of action from Traitor Queen, but told from perspective of Zarra and Keris romance. This took most of excitement from the story, as most of it was already known. But it is interesting, and sets ground for next books.

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  • Tarana
  • 19-11-2021

The best book in the series!

I can't believe how good this was! And the ending... I hope it won't be too long until book 4!

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