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Sixteen years ago, Princess Halla of Yshrem saved the life of an eight-year-old barbarian boy and watched her kingdom fall to ruin, all on the same day. Now, she is a forgotten spinster in a quiet temple, living her days out in solitude. The last of her line, she exists in the hope that she has been forgotten, for to be remembered by the enemy is to be certain death.

One person has not forgotten her. Mathior, now 24, is the fierce warrior king of the Cyclopae. Yshrem is in turmoil and his advisors have a suggestion - kill the last remaining member of the royal line, and there will be no rivals for the throne.

Mathior has a different idea. He's loved Halla for 16 long years, and it's time he claimed her as his wife. But a barbarian's wedding customs are unlike any other...

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Ruby Dixon (P)2020 Tantor

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Less than average in all ways

The story was bland. It was extremely simplistic, with no real plot or depth. No humour, action or intrigue. It wasn’t awful, just uninteresting.
What really ruined it was the narration. Firstly, the male and female narrators speak at different speeds, which means one will sound unnatural no matter what pace you set your listening tempo to. Secondly, the guy was just terrible. He sounds prim and proper and rather robotic. As though he is discussing a boring lecture he attended at university. Not exactly a passionate, foreign, barbarian warlord. The lady did a fairly good job, four stars for her efforts.
I can’t comment on the steamy scenes, as I fast forwarded through them.
The book was also short, although in this case, it is a blessing. My recommendation - give this one a miss.

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  • Captivated Listener!!
  • 15-08-2020

Ruby D. and Mason Lloyd are a good combo !!

I love that the author chose Mason as the male narrator. I am a big fan of Mason, especially the barbarian series. But I personally am not a fan of the female narrator. She has also narrated with some of my top romance male narrators and think bummer. Ive tried to like her but her voice is not strong or has any passion or intimacy to me. Her male voice is awful...she needs to work on that. The story itself was a little different and non traditional and I didn't have a problem with that. I just would have enjoyed this book more with another female narrator. I really like Ruby and Mason but think the sensuality that was supposed to be a big part of this story could have been a whole lot better if Mason narrated the entire story. I didnt get one tingle during her parts. But thats just me. But I still gave it 4 stars because of the author and Mason. She totally ruined the wedding night for me 😔😔😔 Mason should have narrated that part.

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  • Amber Chavis
  • 09-08-2020

Awful

Title is intriguing, summary gets ypu interested, performance ruins everything. it was so horrible I could not force myself to finish. delete it less than an hour after buying it.

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  • Kenya
  • 05-08-2020

Fire the female voice

The story was a little predictable but could have recovered if not read like a twelve year old the entire time. The whiny voice made me quit listening. I love Ruby Dixon novels and this one fell short and was made worse by the female narrator making an adult male sound like a child the entire time.

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  • Hilary R.
  • 29-08-2020

Amazing Story

I love this book...I wish it was a little longer but it was so amazing. I do not quite understand why others complain about the female narrator. I think the narration from both was amazing. I was wrapped in the story from beginning to end. After reading the other reviews I was afraid of what the narration with sound like. But I am happy that I listened to this book it was nearly impossible for me to stop listening. Bravo to both of the narration and the author.

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  • Jessica
  • 25-01-2021

Meh

Meh, that’s about all I got. It’s not great but it’s not horrible. I definitely won’t be reading it again.

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  • Susan
  • 24-10-2020

Leaves you smiling

I absolutely loved this novel when it came out and was thrilled when the characters turned up later in another book. This book is has such sweet moments it definitely is one of my best remembered books, leaves me with a smile wondering about a prayer book....

The audio did not need two narrators but that is a preference rather than a reflection of the performance or style of the narrators
I enjoyed the audiobook, but if honest, I loved the book more

......I will however strongly recommend another book by this author where these characters turn up ... “bound to the battle god”.
The book is brilliant but the audiobook that accompanied it is awesome. The narrator does not tell the story, she is part of it.




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