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  • Bow Before the Elf Queen

  • The Elf Queen, Book 1
  • By: J.M. Kearl
  • Narrated by: Bridget Bordeaux
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Bow Before the Elf Queen

By: J.M. Kearl
Narrated by: Bridget Bordeaux
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Summary

In hiding all her life, Layala prepares for the day the wicked High Elf King Thane will come to steal her—his powerful mate. She trains to take her revenge for the wrongful execution of her parents, who died for her freedom. 

Now that day has come, forcing her to come face-to-face with what she’s hidden from: a dangerous, dark-haired, warrior king determined to marry her. 

After she’s shoved into a black carriage pulled by six ominous steeds, Layala makes plans to take her captors’ lives and free herself... 

...but Thane has a secret that makes it impossible for Layala to slay him. She has an even darker truth that makes loving her forbidden, no matter how much Thane wants to touch. 

Dare to dive into this whimsical and deeply romantic story inspired by Hades & Persephone, The Lord of the Rings, and a sprinkle of Norse mythology. A tale that will grip you from the first moment and stay with you long after the last. Start listening now! 

Author’s note: This is book 1 in a series and ends on a cliff. This is an adult slow burn romance with plenty of banter, tension, and a touch of steam. Contains violence and mature themes. 

Now an Amazon Top 20 Bestseller! And number 1 in 5 Amazon categories! 

#1 in Romantic Fantasy 

#1 Mythology 

#1 Fairytales 

#1 Folklore 

#1 Nordic Myth & Legends Fantasy ebooks

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Can’t wait for the next one!

The voice acting is amazing and just aids the flow of the wonderful narrative. I genuinely can’t wait until book 2!

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  • Jo
  • 15-01-23

Annoyed

I’m a bit annoyed, been enjoying this book I need to find out it’s only half a book. I’m going to have to buy another book to find out what happens for these people there should be a disclaimer!

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Amazing

I absolutely adored this book. Well written, capturing storyline and one of the best female lead characters I've stumbled upon.

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  • M. Gill
  • 27-10-22

Flat narration and rough story

First of all, it was difficult to get into the story just because the narrator was not a great fit in my opinion. It felt like the book was being read by a high schooler out loud in class. Her range for keeping up the voice (which felt incredibly forced even for the main character let alone the male characters) was lacking any emotional variety. Most of the time it’s hard to tell if the character are mad, annoyed, happy, etc. because the reading is so flat.

The story itself was ok. The characters were fine though I felt like I already knew them from different authors by different names. They didn’t really add anything new and felt very familiar. That’s fine and can be comforting especially for a quick fun read. But what really bothered me and had me go “sure why not” was how often it felt like major plot elements sprung up out of nowhere. Major things that effect the characters that were there from the beginning (supposedly) but had little to no foreshadowing. Felt very “yes and”.

All-in-all this book was just ok. Not enough to stand out in my mind in 3 months, but not bad enough for me to ask for my credit back

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  • Brittny Merkich
  • 26-09-22

Loved it!!

I love a strong MC and that is definitely what we got with this book! Bridget Bordeaux did an amazing job; I seriously can't wait for the next book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-23

Skip this narrator

The story was good but this was so hard to listen to. I wish they hadn't used this awful fake accent.

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  • Lydia McMillen
  • 30-01-23

Bow Before the Elf Queen

Excellent slow burn. I was surprised it kept my attention. I listened all the way through in a day! Excellent slow burn!

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  • Chloe Perry
  • 30-01-23

Winner for Slow Burn Lovers

This is a delicious slow burn romance. And the rejected mate trope? One of my favorites and so well done. Left me wanting more. I can hardly wait for what's to come.
The narrator does a great job with all the female voices. Especially Tif..spot on. The male voices do fall a little flat, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it.

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  • Kayla
  • 30-01-23

Must listen/read!

The story has just enough spice and adventure that the slow burn is worth every page turn.

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  • Candace Bruzda
  • 24-01-23

Better than I thought

It was a nice story line with some surprises. Some things were pretty obvious and you knew what was going to happen but there is more twist that you didn’t expect. The narrators voice for the guy kind of was annoying, but not too bad. It is a cliffhanger ending just so you know.

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  • Kaytlyn Tomassi
  • 16-01-23

Loved it

Loved reading this one. I Cant wait for the next book in the series to come out!

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  • Kim
  • 04-01-23

Excellent!

Love love loved this story and the main characters! I can't wait to read book 2.

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  • Suzanne M Schwendiman
  • 17-12-22

Such a great love story fantasy

This was really awesome. It kept your attention and had such a great storyline. I would highly recommend it!