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  • Kingfountain, Book 4
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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The Hollow Crown

By: Jeff Wheeler
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
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Summary

A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

The fourth book in the million-copy bestselling Kingfountain series from Jeff Wheeler.

Following the downfall of a tyrant, years have passed in prosperity for the kingdom of Ceredigion. Now, as the time comes to celebrate the new king’s nuptials, the specter of a new enemy emerges to destroy all that has been painstakingly built in those years.

Tryneowy Kiskaddon has grown up learning military and diplomatic strategy from her father, one of the king’s closest advisors. She feels her destiny lies in defending the kingdom as a knight, not as a Wizr as her parents have decided, though no lady of the realm has taken up the sword in a century. As she seeks to understand her own Fountain-blessed powers, she studies in the tradition of her mother while training in secret and closely following the realm’s politics, alarmed by her mother’s vision of an impending clash and a devastating future.

But the pieces on fate’s game board are in motion, and on the eve of battle, a threatening force irrevocably changes the future of the kingdom and her own. Does Trynne have what it takes to maneuver Ceredigion’s key players into position and outsmart the kingdom’s enemies - even those still concealed in shadow?

©2017 Jeff Wheeler (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Another great addition to the series

Really enjoyed the continuation of the series. Looking forward to the next one, starting it soon!

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Moving On

Drew has now been crowned King of Ceredigion and while this has brought a peaceful, prosperous period to the realm, war is coming. I get a little sad when a book moves on leaving characters you have grown to love behind, and this is no exception.

Book 4 concentrates mainly on the children of Owen and Sinia, (Trynne); Elysabeth and Igor (Fallon); Severn and Kathryn (Morwenna).

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an excellent story.

this book is a tale about what if Joan of Arc was born in the time of king Arthur.
I look forward to part 2 of the story.

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Brilliant!

Another deftly plotted and beautifully read instalment. Highly recommended. If you haven't yet discovered Mr Wheeler you are in for an absolute treat.

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The hollow. Crown

Excellent. Another complete night of enjoying story telling. Can't wait for next book. And many more to come?

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Great follow up to 3 previous tales

Will get book5 to listen to and hope it is as entraining. Keep up the good work

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  • Suzanne
  • 01-06-18

Addictive.

This has been such a great and addictive series. Kate Rudd, as usual, does a wonderful job narrating.

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  • Andressa W.
  • 28-10-17

The next generation; Arthurian influences

While still in the same series, this book starts another trilogy following Owen's daughter into the next generation of intrigue and machination!

It's possible to see the influence of the King Arthur legend in the story, and that makes it all the more enjoyable.

The writer has very visibly improved his craft, comparing to the first book in the series or to the Muirwood series - which is also excellent.

Kate Rudd keeps on being awesome!

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  • S. Ruth
  • 09-01-18

Great Continuation

This series continues on the path of intrigue. All the characters you want to learn more about with many new characters coming into their own right. In this novel the world we have come to know opens up into a much bigger one, though very little is known yet. It still has some violence, death but overall I didn't consider even as dark as some of the prior books.

A great narrator, a great story, and a fairly big cliff hanger ending.

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  • Alan
  • 22-12-17

Best story of the series by far

Almost seems like this was written by a different author. Very little unnecessary dialog or filler text to get page count.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-08-22

Worth the read!

I love this series. The characters grab you and make you want to cheer for them and the narrator is flawless!

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  • Mark C. Frye
  • 24-02-21

Great Series

I started with one of the prequels - I have enjoyed the whole series and I highly recommended. There is a lot of intrigue and politics and a good story. This last trilogy is different than the rest. Previously, the Fountain was more like "The Force" that guided an outcome. With this book, suddenly we are in the world of "Harry Potter" - with magical words that causes things to instantly happen. Before, the people created the action. Regardless, I highly recommend this series.

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  • Linda Wilson
  • 26-06-18

Kingfountain series

Jeff Wheeler just gets better and better with his writing you can't get enough fast enough. Kate Rudd is one of the best narrator's I've listened to. The two together make the series a 10 if there was a scale with 10 on it. I'm glad I don't have to wait for any book to be written in this series.
Sadly his new series starting with Glass Storm i will have to wait .

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  • Tracy T
  • 13-09-22

Amazing!!!! Love this series!

I have absolutely been enjoying all these books. I love the characters and stories.

Jeff Wheeler is such a great writer. There is so much dialogue throughout and the story lines and plots are amazing.

These are very easy listens/reads.

If you like fantasy you will truly enjoy these books. I totally recommend them.

As for the narration, its Kate Rudd! She is superb. Love here, she gives everyone their own distinct voice and reads with emotion. She has a great reading voice too. A+++++

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  • Huck Monteabaro
  • 18-09-21

listened through 3 times but

just seems to be turning into a cheeky romance novel. not that it was bad per se but not for me. I'm not sure I'm even going buy the last two. definitely a departure from the first three.

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  • Pinklady
  • 15-05-21

Never disappointing!

I love immersing myself in the worlds Jeff Wheeler creates. The characters are so real and endearing, accepting the villains for they are terrifying. The epilogue of this one had me very upset because I did recognize the true villain until then.