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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (390 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Locke Narrator: Moira Quirk Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Immortal Empire Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781619693333
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When her brother Val gets in over his head in an investigation of half-blood disappearances and goes missing himself, it’s up to Xandra, newly crowned Goblin Queen, to get him back and bring the atrocities to light. Xandra must frequent the seediest parts of London while also coping with what she is, the political factions vying for her favor, and the all too close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who wants her head. Add this to a being a suspect in a murder investigation, a werewolf boyfriend with demands of his own, and a mother hell-bent on destroying the monarchy, and Xandra barely knows which way is up. One thing she does know is that she’s already lost one sibling, and she’s not about to lose another.

Nothing lasts forever—and immortality isn’t all its cracked up to be.

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  • “[Locke] is as sparkly and tough as her writing; this series is grand fun for urban fantasy fans.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr susan | 2/10/2014

    " I am so glad that Long Live The Queen is due out the end of October. Locke's plagued, twisty world is such a fun place to get lost. The books fly by so fast that I am done too soon, and wishing I were just starting. I am especially glad that she has not followed the madding crowd and added a love triangle. Her books do not need such devices to hold the reader's interest. The Queen is dead; long live Queen Xandra! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa Valle | 1/28/2014

    " Xandra is awesome and Vex is the perfect BF. Can't wait to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/26/2014

    " I LOVE the relationship between Alexandra (Xandy) and Vex. It doesn't matter to Vex what she is - he loves her for who she is. They work together, in partnership, trusting each other and supporting each other. To me Vex captures what an alpha male should be - strong, sexy and protective without being overbearing or controlling. He wants to protect Xandy but he doesn't try to control her - he works with her and respects her abilities. The age difference between them isn't an issue as Vex's experience in life allows him to understand Xandy and be patient with her natural youthful insecurities. He never uses his experience to tell her what to do or act like he knows better than her. He does use it to tell it to her straight when she needs it but never in a way that talks down to her. Awesome. I also like Xandy as a heroine. She is strong and loyal and impulsive and cranky. She is strong and likeable and flawed without being irritatingly perfect or frustratingly stupid ( 2 things you have to watch out for in a heroine)enough that you want her to always come out on top . I love her loyalty to her family, and that this loyalty isn't blind. Her dismissal of her mother's demands made me cheer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss Thing | 1/21/2014

    " This is one of those books that makes me sad when i finish ... because i loved it so much i never wanted it to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 1/13/2014

    " I loved the second book just as much as the first. It certainly didn't disappoint. There were a few grammatical errors, but not many. Looking forward to reading the third and I can't wait hardly at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feistygodwin | 1/9/2014

    " I can't get enough of this world and its bad ass characters! I love it and highly recommend that you check it out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Advani | 12/30/2013

    " A brilliant 2nd book, picks up right after the first and just keeps going, great characters, plot line and setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel- Goodbye Borders | 12/13/2013

    " This was very good. Lots of action. Xandra finally stops running/denying who/what she is. Family relationships are changed (for the better- well most of them). The big question we still don't know- who is behind the secret experiments? Great secondary characters. Next one please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristina (a book away from an episode of hoarders) | 12/11/2013

    " This is quickly becoming one of my new favorite series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 12/4/2013

    " I didnt read the first one but this one sucked me in. its fast paced and easy to follow, plus ot has a good sense of humour "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 11/30/2013

    " It's witty and keeps the good times coming. I'm glad I'm stumbled upon her first book. I plan on reading the next one too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 10/6/2013

    " Need to go back and read book one now. Great world building and characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mundiemom5 | 8/12/2013

    " All I can say is WOW!! I finished The Queen is Dead a few hours ago and I simply cannot quit thinking about Xandy!! I absolutely loved it!! More once I have had time to collect my thoughts... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Desmond | 7/28/2013

    " Great follow-up book - more kick-ass action and a great couple of lead characters. Can't wait to see what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Jackson | 7/16/2013

    " Fine continuation of a romping good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 7/7/2013

    " MUCH better than the first one. I think Kate has hit her stride here, and I really enjoyed this. The characters are much more fleshed out, and I really liked the development with Vex and Xandra, despite the "mystery" not being totally solved. Fun series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kdooley | 5/8/2013

    " Not as great as the first book in the series, but still entertaining and sets up several interesting plot points for what I imagine will be the third in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/28/2013

    " Can't wait for book 3!!! "

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