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4.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 54.58 out of 5 4.58 (19 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: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062221858
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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.”

    Booklist

  • “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.”

    VOYA

  • “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 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 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 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 Miyu | 1/20/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryn | 1/10/2014

    " Oh my gosh, this book! That ending is so cruel, but there is hope. I had so many emotions while reading: sadness, fear, happiness...I really did not want to leave that world. How long until the next one is ready? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassidy Frank | 1/7/2014

    " I love the characters in this book. Especially Hector. I couldn't put the book down after I started. Recommend this to anyone:) only problem is I don't want to wait til the fall to read the next book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 12/11/2013

    " Action packed, great character development, good romance, well written--what more could you ask for?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 11/27/2013

    " Brilliant, intriguing, and action-packed. Had me enthralled as the first book. I can't wait to find out how this epic story ends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Powers | 11/24/2013

    " Loved it! Better than the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 erin | 11/17/2013

    " I really, really liked this. I thought it was better than the first in the series, and I am not-so-patiently waiting for the release of the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/10/2013

    " I actually enjoyed this more than the first book when I finally got into it. Unfortunately, it really leaves you hanging at the end and I am too eager for the last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 8/24/2013

    " I'm intrigued by this series. It takes place in a kingdom that has decidedly Hispanic influences, with just the right amount of religion and magic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev Singer | 7/14/2013

    " I hate how this book made me scream "you stupid!" and "it would have been so much worse if you didn't do that" at the same time. I also need to learn not to read series until they're finished - this one has one major cliffhanger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzi | 6/16/2013

    " Loved the book. I am hoping Elisa can keep a backbone in the third. She is too wishy-washy for me at times. I suppose that was the point until now though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Schramm | 5/19/2013

    " Amazing book! Loved her writing. Can't wait till the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Barnhardt | 1/22/2013

    " One of the best written young adult books. Lots of unexpected twists and turns that keep you on your toes the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauralee | 1/15/2013

    " I really like this series. This book ended with a real cliff hanger though! I hope the author writes the third one fast. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel Macd | 12/28/2012

    " Loved it - can't wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/19/2012

    " Started and finished this book in an evening (3am). Much better writing and story line. Cannot wait for the next book! "

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About the Author

Rae Carson is the author of the New York Times bestselling Girl of Fire and Thorns series, as well as three novellas set in the same world. Originally from California, Carson now lives in Arizona with her husband.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Ikeda has been narrating audiobooks since 2002. Among her readings are When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park; Just Listen by Sarah Dessen; and After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates.