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  • Untainted

  • The Crystal Island Series, Book 1
  • By: Lilian T. James
  • Narrated by: Krys Janae
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Summary

There were several things Vera was quite skilled at. Wielding a blade and pretending to be human were two of them. Following the rules and controlling her anger, were not.

Raised in the heart of the Matherin Empire, Vera spent most of her life forced to hide what she was, and what she could do. Until, one day, she foolishly confronts a strange male she spies tailing the Crown Prince.

Not only does the altercation not go as planned, but the male claims she possesses a power his people vitally need. He’s desperate to return home, and he refuses to leave without her.

Staying would give her a life she never thought she’d have, but leaving could provide her with the only chance to learn more about her past.

The more answers she uncovers about herself, the more questions arise - and nothing is adding up. Vera must decide what to do, not only with her life, but with the ancient power inside her.

©2021 Lilian T. James (P)2022 Lilian T. James

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I enjoyed the narration the of Krys Janae

I loved this story. The characters are great. Nice twist at the end. Good first book set up for an epic series.
Written in 3rd person just for those who don't like that writing style.
A very entertaining story.

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Brilliant

This is a brilliant storyline. The characters are good and strong. With a great dynamic between these characters it is going to get messy! A brilliant performance from Krys. I’m so looking forward to the next book….

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  • Daisy
  • 04-02-22

Great start!

A very entertaining story and great start to this series! Narrator does a fantastic job with the characters and bringing this book to life. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series.

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  • Kelila Gottlieb
  • 28-06-22

New favorite book alert!

This is one of my all time favorite books. I totally thought this book was some odd Peter pan retelling for some dumb reason, maybe TikTok misled me a while back. It has nothing to do with that at all! And it's fantastic, I cannot believe I waited till now to indulge. Seriously, if you've been on the fence this is your sign to take the time to read this book.

This story is about a woman who grows up as a ward to the weapons master on palace grounds in the human lands. She has secretly been training with him, dressed up as a man because women aren't allowed in these lands. Not only can she kick every man's ass in combat but she is snarky, a bit wild and has been cooped up waaay too long. She ends up accompanying the prince and his guards on an away trip, her "father figure" unwilling to leave her behind. During this trip she sees a man stalking the prince. She attacks the man only to realize he's fae and they kick the shit out of each other. She steals his dagger and a game of cat and mouse begins. Her adventure unravels her mysterious past and unlocks her importance to the realm.

TROPES

One horse 🐎
One bed 🛏️
"Who did this to you?" 💢
"Touch here and you die" 😡
Fated Mates 💞
And more...

The end of the book gets a bit spicier but in all the good ways.

Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spice 🌶️🌶️
Audio 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧

Can't WAIT for the next book. That prologue left me riddled with anxiety and excited for where this series is headed!

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  • Ashley
  • 21-03-22

Really Good!

This is the first book I listened to by this author. I really enjoyed it. It was different and I got drawn in from the beginning. The narration was really good. I thought she did a good job with all the characters. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Paultons Park Home Of Disco Bear
  • 04-03-22

really looking forward to book 2

loved this. everything was good. narration. story. the world she created. the sex scenes were good too. been a minute since I've actually listened to a book in the same genre as this that was as engaging as this one. super easy read. looking forward to more from this author. She seems to be new and an up and coming author. So far, I approve.