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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,297 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Miller Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Godspeaker Trilogy Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781400183173
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Ethrea is an island in the center of the most important shipping route in the world. For four hundred years, it has been a land of peace and impregnable security, a perfect trading hub-and keeper of secrets. The King of Ethrea is dying. His only surviving heir is the princess Rhian. But if her enemies have their way, Ethrea will not be ruled by a woman. Dexterity Jones is a toymaker. To protect Princess Rhian and his country, he must place his trust in an exile from Mijak. Yet as Ethrea comes ever closer to civil war, a greater danger awaits. Across the sea,an empress has already slaughtered millions in the name of her god. And the war will not end-until the world kneels before her. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esk | 2/1/2014

    " This book was much more entertaining than the first in the series. I loved the kingdom of Ethrea, I liked to read about Rhian and her struggles to become the first queen. I also liked Zandakar a lot better now than in the previous book. I'm curious to part 3 and see how the world of Hekat and Rhian will clash and what the outcome will be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 1/6/2014

    " This second book of the Godspeeker Trilogy takes us to the island kingdom of Ethrea and begins with the death of a king and a succession in question. Can a mere "woman" become accepted as the sole ruler of Ethrea? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/30/2013

    " I liked the second book much better. Hope the final book has a good ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/26/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book much more than the first book of this series; now I am ready for the final showdown between these two female characters and their "gods" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 12/26/2013

    " A princess, swords, magic, and a dangerous man with blue hair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabrielle | 12/26/2013

    " A very different perspective/feel/tone from the first book. This was a welcome change. Although I was fascinated by Empress it was an unremittingly harsh bok with no real "hero" to pull for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 12/26/2013

    " I thought this one was actually a little better than the first one. I enjoyed the new characters that were introduced and the new story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 11/22/2013

    " I liked this one better than the first one. Just because I was much more sympathetic to the characters. Otherwise, it was also well-written and detailed. An enjoyable and interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty Dearie | 11/15/2013

    " Much better than book 1. The story is interesting even though the writing is not the best. If you are looking for something enjoyable this is a decent series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Averill Erin | 11/8/2013

    " My favorite of the three. Zandakar returns without the annoyingly self appreciative Hekat overwhelming the narrative, and the characters of Ethrea - minus Marlan of course - are complicated and simple and easy to get caught up in. Enjoyed this one immensely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liviu | 9/12/2013

    " Great writing, story in which almost nothing happens; very few surprises and again it's a 100 page book, stretched to 550+; I still hope that the author can use her extraordinary writing skills and have an interesting plot, not page after page of filler... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaye Lowe | 4/10/2013

    " Zandakar rocks. I loved him. Could not care less about the self-righteous Ethreans or Rhian. It was shocking to find that Mijak didn't speak english. When Dexterity finds him on the boat with blue hair I was cheering to have my Warlord back. Did I mention how much I love Zandakar!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geary | 3/19/2013

    " Much better than the first book of this series -- mainly because I like the characters better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 12/7/2012

    " (see review for Book 1: The Empress) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 9/24/2012

    " Much better book. Less of the original main character, and the balance with her psychotic self plays better against the other main characters and secondaries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 12/10/2011

    " I read this book last year and was so touched by all the characters. You will never belive what happens in the end and don't spoil it for yoursefl by cheating and looking. Christian friends willl rejoice with me and it's ending. Awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 10/3/2011

    " This book is far better then the first in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca R.G. | 6/20/2011

    " I read this despite hating the first book, but I'm glad I did. I liked this one quite a bit, and how it was not as dark as most of Miller's novels. I suspect that will change in the third book, but at least I had a little bit of a respite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 2/5/2011

    " I loved the contrasting society focused on in this second of the Godspeaker Trilogy. Again the characterization was great and the plotline exciting. I am opening up "Hammer of God" as I type...and that is no mean feat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 1/18/2011

    " I read this despite hating the first book, but I'm glad I did. I liked this one quite a bit, and how it was not as dark as most of Miller's novels. I suspect that will change in the third book, but at least I had a little bit of a respite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/21/2010

    " A wondefully plotted book with characters who are exasperatingly human. I cannot wait to see how this finishes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeastma2 | 9/20/2010

    " Overall good book. Looking forward to reading the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 8/1/2010

    " I liked this book a little better. We meet Mrs Jones who's wife has passed on but is able to communicate with him for the greater good. I like Princess Rhian. I like when her and Zandakar. Ursa was pretty cool also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 7/17/2010

    " I liked this one better than the first one. Just because I was much more sympathetic to the characters. Otherwise, it was also well-written and detailed. An enjoyable and interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 11/22/2009

    " I thought this one was actually a little better than the first one. I enjoyed the new characters that were introduced and the new story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent | 11/11/2009

    " This was a good book though didn't really follow the storyline of book one. This book sets up a new world and then slowly introduces a character from the first. It's been about a year since I read this so I don't remember details. If you're not sure then just skip it -- it didn't blow me away. "

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About the Author
Author Karen Miller

Karen Miller, who often writers under the pen name K. E. Mills, was born in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Australia with her family when she was two. She is a bestselling fantasy writer and author of many books including: the duology Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, the Godspeaker Trilogy, and the bestselling tie-in novels Stargate SG-1: Alliances and Stargate SG-1: Do No Harm. Writing as Mills, she is the author of the Rogue Agent series.

About the Narrator

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.