My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cara is destined to be queen if she can survive! Lucky for her she has 12 champions who have sworn allegiance to her, but not all of those sworn to protect, have her best interest at heart. This is a medieval fantasy if you're expecting a romance forget it! I didn't find Cara a sympathetic character at all, while she rightfully expects fealty from her champions, she's pretty free with her own fidelity, bedding whomever she chooses and sometimes out of spite!
Cara flits mainly between Finn, the all-around good guy who is completely devoted to her and Tahdaon, the moody, angry warrior who reluctantly pledges to protect the very reign that has destroyed his family.
Admirably, Cara goes out of the way to aid and protect the men, who are sworn to protect her, but a few sharp words spoken in the aftermath of battle and she falls apart.
Beware! There are violence and blood galore, but the writing is very good. What takes this audiobook over the top, in my opinion, is the narration by Anne Flosnik, there are so many characters to keep straight in this epic story and you never lose track of who is speaking, all because of the subtle nuances in the tone that Anne employs.
Yes, I recommend this story, flawed characters and all, just don't expect to feel warm and fuzzy when it's all said and done!
You can buy the audiobook here: http://amzn.to/2dv7tnj
Buy the book here: http://amzn.to/2cxEyN2
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/audioaudits
View all my reviews