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3.00223214285714 out of 53.00223214285714 out of 53.00223214285714 out of 53.00223214285714 out of 53.00223214285714 out of 5 3.00 (448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth E. Wein Narrator: Basil Sands Publisher: Curtis Brown Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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Medraut is the eldest son of Artos, high king of Britain and, but for an accident of birth, would be heir to the throne. Instead, his younger half-brother, Lleu, fragile and inexperienced, is chosen. Medraut cannot bear to be commanded and contradicted by this weakling brother who he feels has usurped both his birthright and his father's favor. Torn and bitter, he joins Morgause, the high king's treacherous sister, in a plot to force Artos to forfeit his power and kingdom in exchange for Lleu's life. But this plot soon proves to be much more-a battlefield on which Medraut is forced to decide, for good or evil, where his own allegiance truly lies.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roykate | 2/11/2014

    " Loved this book. I actually read it out of order but it didnt really matter. Good writing, great storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hallie | 2/10/2014

    " Will return to this and write more, but this just wasn't my kind of book, though it was recommended by people whose taste I trust completely. I just found it very, very stressful reading along, not liking either Lleu or Medraut much but dreading the betrayal that's to come anyway. It was well-written, but if you don't like the characters AND have a lot of resistance to the whole 'rightful heir is naturally going to be the shining one' view of monarchy, this hasn't much for you in it. (Yes, I do make a total exception for Aragorn, as he earns every bit of his shining rightness, the hard and not-glorious way.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jess b | 2/5/2014

    " I love the conceit of this book, and the prose is really lovely... another reviewer aptly described it as "like velvet". But it just didn't quite do it for me, in the end. The pacing felt really off, all the main action crammed into the last fifth of the book, and the characters' emotional reactions often felt disproportionate to what was going on. Probably won't pick up the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karky | 2/5/2014

    " A friend of mine recommended this, stating that it reminded her of Jareth the Goblin King from the 80s film Labyrinth. I can see why. The resemblance is not just in appearance, but in their contradicting emotions and motives. It's half madness, but love and hate can do that to a man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 1/30/2014

    " I actually only liked it two stars, because I don't like Arthur stories, or political intrigue, or stories of dysfunctional families. But I could tell it was beautifully written - I'd be willing to bet lots of people would be thrilled to discover it. I do have the first three and since I would like to attempt to keep them together I would be glad to ship them to you (gratis, USA) if you ask before I release them via bookcrossing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jas | 1/25/2014

    " I loved this book so much as a kid, and I still thought it was amazing when re-reading it as an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/20/2014

    " Medrout struggles against fear and obedience to his mother, Queen Morgause, who is King Artos's sister. King Artos is Medraut's father, so he is an incestuous bastard and not able to inherit Britain. Medraut joins his mother in a plot against the younger half-brother, Lleu, the heir to the throne. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 1/19/2014

    " If I had read this one first before I read the 2 sequels, I wouldn't have read the others. I loved the Coaliton of Lions and The Sunbird. This one is darker and although you need it for the story line, it explains soooo much. I still would have to say I didn't enjoy this one as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 1/9/2014

    " This is not a great title. That was an accident. This is a very dark retelling of Arthurian legend. It gets inside the head of one of the bad guys in a way that doesn't make you feel like he is misunderstood...just that bad people are endlessly fascinating. Oh, that reminds me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 12/23/2013

    " It was extremely well-written and equally strange. I didn't sympathize with the characters, yet found them fascinating, and at times terrifying. I enjoyed reading the book but can't decide whether I REALLY liked it, hence the three stars... Absolutely worth it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 12/10/2013

    " A retelling of the story of King Arthur, more or less. It wasn't bad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 12/5/2013

    " Odd and compelling and full of treachery and deceit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 11/29/2013

    " Very good book. i learned lots from it. its fun to read books that were written by your friends mum. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 11/28/2013

    " I like her take on the historical basis of the legend, but Medraut is a desperately irritating narrator. Also, I expected more Aksum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne | 11/9/2013

    " Ok. So I'm a little partial! "

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

    " Love that book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunnie | 5/24/2013

    " My review for this book can be found at Hot Stuff for Cool People. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samington | 3/20/2013

    " Incest, treason, and a desperate need for family counseling. I loved every single one of the characters, though, and the setting was wonderful, too. Highly, highly recommended, though, seriously, a nice long meeting with a trained professional would do everybody in this book a world of good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caro | 3/4/2013

    " Maybe I was in the wrong mood for this, but I found the relationships between the characters to be awfully thin. Don't plan to continue the series but will look for more by Wein, since Code Name Verity was so astonishingly good. "

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