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Castle Town

By: Anya Merchant
Narrated by: Giancarlo Herrera,Hannah Schooner
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Summary

The king is dying and Prince Makoa wishes to replace him. The mighty Heralder King of Osteanus is privy to many time-honored traditions including the right to call upon the four underqueens as consorts.

But Makoa is only one of many dozens of competing princes eager for the same prize. To complicate matters even further, the woman who raised him, Underqueen Avina, would be amongst his consorts were he to succeed.

When ambition and desire conspire, a young prince finds himself straying from the beaten path. The normal rules don’t apply to royalty, after all.

NOTE FROM AUTHOR: This book contains adult themes and sexual situations.

©2022 Anya Merchant (P)2022 Anya Merchant

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  • Reft
  • 11-11-22

S-Tier Female Narration

For the rest of the series, please let Hannah do all the narration with Giancarlo doing only the male dialog. She's a literal virtuoso. Click "Helpful" if you agree.

This author's secret sauce is his to ability dial down the inherent cringe factor of the genre with believable lifelike character interactions. It's a magic trick to make this guilty fun accessible to cringe sensitive listeners. The voice and performance of the female narrator is crucial to selling the magic trick. Male narration of erotic scenes just doesn't work as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-12-22

A fun read

Although there is some sex, including oral, that is overshadowed by just being a fun read.

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  • Zachary
  • 20-12-22

It could’ve been good

But instead, it got pretty stupid

I’m an old wizard and I’m gonna give you spell book but you can’t read and then I’ll get mad at you and call you stupid later in the book because you can’t read the book I gave you

Frances don’t need an excuse to sleep with their maids, they just do it, and if the maids very lucky she might become a concert or concubine or mistress, and nobody would care

And yes, as a rule, princes are subject to maybe one day have to command an army so usually there, Marshall training is more than just a practice swing your sword every now and then

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  • Darick
  • 15-12-22

Outstanding

Very good book. Unbelievably amazing narration and Anya was awesome as always. I highly recommend

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  • Chasen
  • 03-12-22

Half a book.

It's pacing is torture as this book was only to be a set up for other books. The beginning of a book that drags on stretching what world normally be the start of a character coming into his own. the book should have been half the length then added to the story of the next one to come.
it's a good book drug down by pacing of a book with twice its length making it a frustrating listen. He sets up goals but does nothing about them at all. for all of those to happen in the next book I recommend waiting for the next book to be out before reading it as it should have been to start. It's worth reading but be prepared to be frustrated if you try before you can listen to the next one.

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  • RKnight
  • 02-12-22

Very slow

The story has a good idea, but the MC is just slow to make a move to do anything. He cry's too much.

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  • Peter K
  • 30-11-22

Another start to a great series...

I have been reading or listening to all Anya's books and find them engaging and exciting. My only complaint with Castle Town' is having to wait for the next book. I highly recommend this series...

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  • CC
  • 11-11-22

Awesome

Really great work and the story kept me engaged from beginning to end but i do have to say that until literally the last moment i didn't see how the MC would wim the throne because until that moment i thought that while the character was well done and likeable he was useless in combat and political maneuvers but i will definitely buy the next book in the series

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  • Gitchel
  • 11-11-22

Extremely enjoyable

This is the first book I’ve listen to by this author. The characters were well written, especially the MC who continue to grow throughout the book
The surrounding cast of characters were also flushed out well, each with her own unique attributes and personalities.
The plots and subplots in the book were interesting and wove together to form a thoroughly entertaining tapestry.
I highly recommend this book.

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  • D. Gregg
  • 08-11-22

Good story - hopefully start to a new series

Great balance of plot and sexy, just like everything from Anya Merchant. I look forward to more books from her.