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Crown of Shadows

By: K. M. Shea
Narrated by: Avery Caris,Charlie Thurston
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Summary

The fae of the Night Court are desperately searching for a new monarch to crown before the Court collapses.

I couldn’t care less.

I’ve done everything I can to bury my fae blood and embrace my human half. That changes when some fae nobles show up on my doorstep and announce that I’m the next Queen of the Night Court.

Becoming an unwilling fae queen? Check. Inheriting a terrible mess? Double check.

The Court is almost bankrupt, my citizens’ favorite hobby is backstabbing one another, and I don’t know who I can trust since someone keeps trying to assassinate me.

Speaking of assassins, I get introduced to the best in the business—a fae lord nicknamed the Wraith. His deadly profession means he fears no one. The only reason he doesn’t kill me on the spot is he’s also a member of the Night Court, and the Court’s magic protects me. But that doesn’t prevent him from trading verbal barbs with me whenever we meet.

And if cat herding all these uncooperative fae and chatting with assassins wasn’t enough, I’m required to get married as part of some archaic Court law. This “queen” gig is the worst!

Supposedly I can choose anyone to marry, but with all the infighting I need someone who is neutral and won’t provoke more political power struggles.

So, why do I keep thinking of a certain assassin?

Court of Midnight and Deception is a complete trilogy that takes place in the Magiford Supernatural City universe. It features fae, werewolves, vampires, and wizards! This trilogy is packed with humor, adventure, and a sweet, slow-burn romance between a reluctant fae queen and the assassin who tried to kill her.

©2021 K. M. Shea (P)2022 K. M. Shea

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  • 23-10-22

Not a paranormal romance

It was a decent story that I would say overall wasn't a bad read, but this is absolutely not a paranormal "romance," so if you are looking for a story in that genre, then this isn't the book for you.

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  • A.G. Galvez
  • 15-10-22

Awesome!

Love this book so much and the audiobook was even better!!! The story is so engaging! The voice actores did such a great job it really sounded like Layla and Rigel would sound like.

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  • Beth
  • 07-10-22

Fantastic story!

A clean Urban fantasy packed with humor and well rounded characters.

Narration pace was wonderful, but occasionally difficult to differentiate different character voices during dialogue.

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  • LanaMS
  • 28-09-22

Good listening

As a long time K.M shea/A.M Sohma fan, I love to be able to listen as well as read these books.

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  • Laura Mascoe
  • 06-01-23

excellent cast choice!

I love this book, and this series . I believe they got the cast choices just right on this one, especially Leila. I always enjoy KM Sheas books from start to finish, but this one is a particularly fun series!

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  • C. Bove
  • 24-12-22

One of my absolute favorites

I absolutely love this series. I first read through these on my own and since I wanted to re-read, but have a fresh experience, I decided to listen through audio! And I LOVE Avery’s narration as Queen Leila. I cackled throughout and her narration really added to the story and made this story I already knew so much more enjoyable to listen to.
If you are considering this story, do it. It has heart, plenty of humor, and an amazing plot that continues to unfurl.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-12-22

Lots of fun, great performances

Enjoy K. M. Shea’s books. The audio books have been great listens. Good performances bring her characters to life even more

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  • StarFromHeaven
  • 28-11-22

Enjoyable read

I’ve read/listened to Crown of Shadows numerous times and it still is as entertaining as the first time. A light, humorous urban fantasy that always leaves me feeling happy. Definitely recommend in all its forms

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  • 23-11-22

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Crown of Shadows is a surprisingly entertaining and well written paranormal mystery. I look forward to the next one.

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  • Arne richardson
  • 12-10-22

loving these books.

I'm loving these books I started them about a year ago but I suck at reading so it was taking me a while to get through it but once Seah released the in audio from I was able to finish them quickly and the enjoy talking about with my wife who introduced me to them.