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  • Crown of Sunlight

  • The Corvinus Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Payton Taylor
  • Narrated by: Jillian Yetter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

The thief. The murmur. The shadow. The combatant. The traveler.

Sunny and Josephine Corvinus have lived on Earth their entire lives. Broke. Orphans. Average. That was their life. Sunny, a dance teacher. Josephine, a librarian.

Little did they know the blood running through their veins was a tracking device for a king in another realm. A realm called Writhia. A realm filled with illusions, monsters, and royalty. People who spoke an entirely different language. People who were tracking them. People who loved them.

And when the two sisters are thrown into this realm, they have to fight like they've never fought before. Just when they think they've found a safe haven, Josephine gets kidnapped by a dark king. Sunny will stop at nothing to get her sister back. Even if it means trusting the general of said dark king.

©2019 Taylor Bivens and Payton Salmons (P)2019 Taylor Bivens and Payton Salmons

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Imaginative

Crown of Sunlight is a very well-composed fantasy with dark elements in a compelling world. The storyline is fast-paced; much happens with lots of twists and turns. There are various different characters but well-developed and engaging. Payton Taylor is a gifted author, very imaginative, and able to captivate the readers/listeners.

The narration by Jillian Yetter is excellent. I found her voice to be a bit too youthful. That being said, she does a great job capturing the characters' personalities and emotions. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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intriguing story

I wasn't sure about this one at first, it all seemed a bit odd but as I got more into it and became more involved in the characters that I started to enjoy it.
Now I can't wait for the next part.

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Really well written

This is a very well written story , it has a lot of depth to it, the narrator was good but didn't have much versatility to her voice, also the editing wasnt great because there was quite a few mistakes in it, but like I said the story is great so that makes up for it. I would recommend this book and I will be going on to the next book. audiobook obsessions reviewer.

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Good action

This book is non stop action. Lots going on. Good strong characters that Jillian brings to live brilliantly.
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Interesting portal fantasy

Payton Taylor has created an intriguing world into which our two heroines Sunny and Jo are spirited. A pleasing mix of fantasy and sci-fi elements, the world feels unique.

I enjoyed all of the characters and appreciated their motivations. The plot moves along at a great pace with some twists you won't see coming. I never found myself bored or wanting to skip forward.

I received a review copy of the audio book of this novel and I highly recommend it. Narrator Jillian Yetter does a fantastic job.

Overall, a worthwhile read.

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What an adventure

Although this story is read by several different characters, Weston and Sunny are the main characters. I love the fantasy and adventure of it all. Josephine the little sister was powerful and more powerful than her evil father. The love between Weston and Sunny was beautiful but challenging. Want wait for part two of this series. I highly recommend this book.

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Fantasy mixed with scifi

This is my sort of thing. There is nothing new in the plot and it had a lot of slow moments, but I did like the world building.

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 18-12-19

An amazing story of loyalty, danger and adventure!

An amazing story of loyalty, danger and adventure! I wasn't sure just what to expect with this series, but I was blown away! The transition between the two settings, the characters loyalties and developments, and the plot twists and turns left me excited to continue listening and never bored! I love stories with strong female protagonists, and this one totally supplied what I was looking for! I enjoyed both the main characters and the supporting characters, which were wonderfully crafted and explained. The author's writing was really well done and intelligent. I will definitely be hoping to read book 2! *I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Megan Wells
  • 04-12-19

Great sister bond!

This book is about two modern girls who learn that they aren't modern at all. They learn that they are from another realm and they have to get use to that fact.. only the Dark king steals Jo before they can get a handle on anything. Sunny will do anything to save her sister.. even if it means teaming up with the enemy.

So this book isn't entirely original. I feel like I have read books very similar. BUT it was still an enjoyable read and I really loved the sister's relationship and I loved how hard Sunny fought for Jo.

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  • D.F. Matthews
  • 21-10-19

Beautiful

A beautiful and spectacular debut. Get pulled into a rich word of adventure, romance, plot twists, and sexiness!

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  • A Vogel
  • 12-10-19

acceptable fantasy/sci-fi cross-over adventure

The story is acceptable as a whole, and the narrator did an excellent job maintaining my interest even when the story lagged.

I disliked how much the authors drew on our modern world to create their fantasy realm. It lead to some very irritating inconsistencies. I just can't see people living in a world with hover cars, technologically advanced communication devices and magical abilities, using spears, arrows and throwing knives. It just doesn't work in my mind.

The authors also slip into the pitfalls of amateur writing, telling far too much and using far too many adjectives. If I have to hear the word "suggestively" one more time, I might puke...

The narrator is very good. I liked the effort she put into her work and her voices were fun, helping to bring the characters to life.

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  • Chantale F
  • 07-10-19

I need the next book

Wow!! I just loved this story. It is very well written and got me hooked from the very start of the story.

The narrator did a fantastic job.

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  • People at Slate R. Raven
  • 15-09-19

I can’t believe it’s done! I wang the next one NOW!!!

Fantastic. Take you by surprise is the understatement of the century! I listened non-stop, put those claims on my new ear buds to the test. Even they couldn’t keep up with the talent of Payton Taylor! Fortunately I have several charging at once. I didn’t want anything to distract me from this unique and amazing world Payton Taylor created!
Jillian Yetter is a delightful narrator that helps bring the story into your mind seamlessly!

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 20-06-20

Fantastic Story!

Great story with amazing narration. The author does a great job building a world and characters that capture you and leave you begging for more. I need book 2 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • The Lusty Literarians
  • 11-03-20

Fantastic!

Crown of Sunlight is an incredible start to this YA fantasy series, The Corvinus Chronicles. The story was fast paced and intriguing from the very beginning. The story centers on Sunny and Josephine, sisters who are removed from Earth and taken to a new realm, Writhia. The sisters struggle to survive and adapt to this new world, finding some help in potential enemies Leo & Westin. I was hooked on this story from the opening scenes, from there the story doesn't slow down at all. The world building is great and immersive. I could picture Writhia and all of the characters perfectly.

The narration by Jillian Yetter was fantastic. This was the first book I've listened to where I truly enjoyed the narrator. Her voice is theatrical and expressive, giving each character the distinction that they deserve. Each chapter varies in length, some as short as 5 minutes, some going over 20. I could listen to a few chapters each direction of my commute and thought they were the perfect distraction from my, dare I say it, road rage. I highly recommend this book, especially the audiobook version!

Oh, fair warning though, this book is not a stand alone, so be prepared to also get book 2 in the series, which has already been released. I'm going to listen to the audio version of that as well and can't wait to return to Writhia!

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 13-01-20

a new narrator to follow

The narration was soo good. This story was a lot of fun to read. I like listening to fantastical stories, and just enjoy them. The writing was pretty good, the narration just elevated the experience for me. I loved listening to the characters.

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  • Audiophile
  • 28-12-19

Didn’t want it to end

The writing on this book is excellent with witty commentary and characters ready to jump off the pages. I loved the world building and everything about this one. This one will get you in its grip and won’t let go. This is an epic journey that I was excited to enjoy.
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