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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,077 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rae Carson Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy Release Date:
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She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.

Elisa is a hero.

She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trail of long-forgotten—and forbidden—clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom—despite everything—she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superb fantasy built around an exceptional heroine…Carson avoids the dips that often haunt bridge books: expert pacing and well-drawn characters are masterfully integrated with Elisa’s continued growth as she deals with the shifting political situation, resulting in a dramatic and gratifying romantic novel that smoothly follows its predecessor.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Caron’s world building and character development do not lag in this middle part of a trilogy, and the heat of the love story makes this accessible even for those who have yet to read the first volume…Both religion and politics play roles that invite discussion, and Elisa, not only brave but brilliant, tracks her own growing awareness with a self-consciousness credible for her age.”


  • “Elisa’s narration conveys a sense of immediacy. Carson has created a vivid, palpable settings and complex multifaceted characters, and delivers a fast-paced novel that is emotionally charged, suspenseful, and filled with plot twists. The cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment.”

    School Library Journal

  • “With danger, intrigue, and romance…the struggles of a seventeen-year-old girl to fit into an adult world of politics, greed, and intrigue are totally believable.”


  • “Intelligent and thoughtful…The lush details of this magical world are thoroughly intertwined with the profound religious faith of both heroes and villains, where each revelation leads to a crack in Elisa’s worldview…Newly discovered mysteries about this fantasyland’s history—not to mention the torments of unresolved sexual tension—will have readers clamoring for volume three.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Corrie | 2/19/2014

    " Holy crap this book was awesome. Never before have I been screaming at a book to " just tell him you love him"!!! Ohhh this was good and the ending has me NEEDING book 3. Like I need it badly. This series is so interesting and full of action. I love Elisa. She is one of my favorite heroines ever. And Hector.... (swoon) I love him!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Riya | 2/15/2014

    " 6 Stars, if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fibha | 2/8/2014

    " Wonderful.A true master piece!!! lovely work of writing.I was blown away from the start! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Miyu | 1/20/2014

    " note to myself - always read only finished series. "

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