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Summary

From the award-winning author of the Dreamland series comes a new dark romantic fantasy about a young woman finding hope in her powers of destruction.

The Thief Kingdom is a place hidden within the world of Aadilor. Many whisper of its existence, but few have found this place, where magic and pleasure abound. There, the mysterious Thief King reigns supreme with the help of the Mousai, a trio of revered and feared sorceresses.

Larkyra Bassette may be the youngest of the Mousai, but when she sings her voice has the power to slay monsters. When it’s discovered the Duke of Lachlan is siphoning a poisonous drug from the Thief Kingdom and using it to abuse his tenants, Larkyra is offered her first solo mission to stop the duke. Eager to prove herself, Larkyra accepts by posing as the duke’s potential bride. But her plans grow complicated when she finds herself drawn to Lord Darius Mekenna, Lachlan’s rightful heir. Soon she suspects Darius has his own motivations for ridding Lachlan of the corrupt duke. Larkyra and Darius must learn to trust each other if there is to be any hope of saving the people of Lachlan - and themselves.

Welcome to the world of Aadilor, where lords and ladies can be murderers and thieves, and the most alluring notes are often the deadliest. Dare to listen?

©2021 by E.J. Mellow. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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It lacked depth

Such a short read yet took me forever to finish.

Female part of the narration missed a mark in my opinion. The actress pronounced everything with matter-of-factness, which just killed the vibe. Many dialogs could've been salvaged if read with more emotion.

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One of the best

This has to be one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to. Narrators were good and the story itself was fantastic.

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Amazing book but untrained narrators...

Love this book so much ! I read it several times, but the audiobook leaves a lot to desire... I have originally stopped listening to it as I was shocked by Madeline Lake's rendering of Darius-painful to listen- but the story is so beautiful that I forced myself to finish it. Nelson Hobbs is ok Such a pitty...

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Won't download, can't return nor contact Audible

Won't download, can't return nor contact Audible as they have a high volume of calls. Ironically only Audible members can return a book if faulty. Otherwise I'm stuck. Wasted hours on th s product.

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Fun NA fantasy romance

Very light on smut, for a majority of the book this feels closer to a YA romance than an adult one.

The magic world is fun, the characters get progressively wholesome and the romance is cute.

A fun listening experience.

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Pleasantly surprised

I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. As it’s included with my Kindle Unlimited membership, I thought it wouldn’t be that good, but it is. I can’t wait for the second and third instalments!

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  • Mae Fishel
  • 25-08-21

couldn't finish

I got about 20 chapters in, fully emerged in the story, when I had to quit. The female narration is just too hard for me, personally. So monotone, so unaffected. I just couldn't finish.

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  • Jullene
  • 30-07-21

Narrator has room to improve

The female narrator had too clear enunciation at times. Often her was tone overly formal.

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  • Jessica
  • 27-09-21

Solid magic, flimsy romance

An entertaining and easy listen. I felt a lot of the ideas for the magic and fantasy were really fresh and fun. Loved the thief kingdom concept. I do want to note the similarities between this story and The Bridge Kingdom—a gorgeous blond spy infiltrating a stormy kingdom that ends up falling for the broken leader. I also found myself wishing some of the romantic interactions with the characters would just stop because they were so vanilla. So very boring and lacking any sort of heat. Mellow, turn up the heat, girl.

I look forward to the next book!

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  • Rachel
  • 10-07-21

Great Story

This is the first audible I have finished! It’s creates a picture in your head and the female voice is great! The male performer is good as well, I just hate that when performers use their voice for for her characters it isn’t consistent and I had to think about which character is talking.

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  • Jojo
  • 19-04-22

No, just no.

I’m confused as to whether or not this story is set in some magic realm, or in the deep south. This is terrible.

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  • Sandy
  • 06-11-21

Good

I really thought this book was very interesting. The author was very creative when it came to this book. I did like all of the characters especially the two main ones. I did like how Darius first met lark. I also liked the hawk that lark had. I did like the narrators of this book they did a very good job. Sometimes it seemed like the female reader was a little too dramatic in some areas.

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  • S. Kelly
  • 04-10-21

Good Story

Took me a few chapters in to get into this book. It was like dropping down in the middle of the book and trying to catch up. once I did, halfway in , I enjoyed the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-07-21

DNF

I was bored and the narration did not help. I am very disappointed. Normally, this is my kind of read but I’ve chosen the wrong book this time.

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  • Kara Mitsui
  • 14-08-22

Fantastic

It started out a little slow, but came into its own rather quickly. The characters are great and the story is flush with magic and adventure. Such a great listen.

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  • Jes_074
  • 14-06-22

A good start to a new series

I bought this book the day it was released on Amazon and Audible. This means I have both a Kindle and the audible version.

I enjoyed the story as it unfolded. I read a book a day and the books I completed are the ones I enjoy. I completed this book in just over a day simply because I ran out of time. Books I don't enjoy are sitting there to be finished at some future date.

This story starts out with three main characters as children. Then it breaks down into one of the three characters which we follow for the rest of the book. I say three main characters because as I look ahead to the other books in the series we're going to be following each one of these characters.

As we follow the main character The author did a good job weaving in much to the plot. In other words it's not just a straightforward boring story. Though I will say the part where the two characters coupled was extremely boring! I've heard a lot of romance novels and other science fiction books which do a much better job than what was put in this book. There's plenty of information there to make this not a children's book.

The flow of the story is good and it flows well. There is no point in the story where I found myself wanting to speed the book up any faster than the already 2x speed. Whether or not I continue on to read the second book in the series will depend on how many books I still have left to read.