Grave Mercy meets Red Queen in this epic debut fantasy, inspired by Renaissance France, about an outcast who finds herself bound to a disgraced lord and entangled in his plot to overthrow the current king. Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions - art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge - Brienna struggled to find hers until she chose knowledge. However, Brienna´s greatest fear comes true - she is left without a patron. Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, she reluctantly accepts. But there is much more to his story, for there is a dangerous plot to overthrow the king of Maevana - the rival kingdom of Valenia - and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the throne. And others are involved - some closer to Brienna than she realizes. And now, with war brewing, Brienna must choose which side she will remain loyal to: passion or blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006505/bk_harp_006505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At nine years old, Joey is way too grown-up for make-believe. But when he agrees to participate once more in a pretend adventure cooked up by his oddball dad, he stumbles across a mysterious artifact that pits him against an unscrupulous foe.... In David Marcus Gibson´s pitch-perfect narration of Robbie Scott´s latest work, The Queen´s Sceptre, the nine year old point-of-view animates everyday life with the magic and wonder it always deserved. Adventure tale or epic quest - this is the story of Joey (who´s in the fourth grade after all, and still struggles with reading), his father Ethan-il-Fabuloso (a practitioner of sleight-of-hand who can´t hold a steady job), and best friend Gloria (who´s good at absolutely everything). Ride the high-voltage rails of imagination, public transit, and heroic works, as three friends take on the ambitious Professor, in a lightning-fueled battle of wits for control of the mysterious ´´energy of the heavens´´ - and who knows, perhaps pick up a little wisdom along the way about life, loss, and what really matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marcus Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042619/bk_acx0_042619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harmony Parker thought animals much nicer than people, and saw everyone she knew as some non-human species. Her father, for example, was most definitely a bald-headed Sea Lion, her mother a tubby, fussy Pouter Pigeon, and her tiresome older sister a Siamese cat. But Harmony´s parents would not allow her to have real pets of any kind – not even a harmless gerbil. Then Uncle Ginger arrived from India and gave Harmony a very special present ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Karpf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002378/bk_bbcw_002378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Regina is the queen, but she doesn’t feel like one yet. When Regina suddenly becomes queen when she is still young, she is overwhelmed. Moreover, she is expected to marry a prince she rarely knows. She takes off on a journey with her annoying sister, Meredith, who complains the whole way and hopes to marry the prince herself. But when they are being attacked by skeletons, the trip takes a different turn. Will Regina find the right man, and will she arrive at the palace in Farstan safely? Start listening and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104781/bk_acx0_104781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the explosive third volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, the queen of fire faces off against a demon of ice. Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a demon. That same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda´s late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Isles. In Lestari, Kalinda´s powers are not condemned, as they are in her land. Now free to use them to protect those she loves, Kalinda soon realizes that the demon has tainted her with a cold poison, rendering her fire uncontrollable. But the lack of control may be just what she needs to send the demon back to the darkest depths of the Void. To take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts - and risk losing those most loyal to her - to defeat the demon and bring peace to a divided nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Ezzo, Scott Merriman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009861/bk_brll_009861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Goodreads Choice Award Winner, Best Young Adult Fantasy, 2015 Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she´s at last returned to the empire - for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past.... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen´s triumphant return. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022166/bk_adbl_022166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if there were no magic left in the world? What if the secret to restoring it lay in a long-forgotten curse? The Dragon Rider series is a sword and sorcery fantasy with a touch of steampunk. Puck dreams of being a dragon rider. When he overhears Queen Hesperus´ plan to murder the King, Puck must overcome the fear of his past to stop her - or learn the things we desire are seldom as they seem. The Queen´s Reflection is the first novella of the young adult fantasy series, The Dragon Rider. It´s a coming of age fantasy sure to earn a place among your favorite epic fantasy series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080876/bk_acx0_080876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life revolves around Queen Strivia in the kingdom of Herton. Everyone must notice her. Her family motto, ´´C´est tout sur moi´´ means ´´It´s all about me´´. Young Rosie, the queen´s stable groom, has a big secret that she does not want Queen Strivia to know. Rosie tries to work quietly in the stable so the queen will not notice her. One day, unexpectedly, Rosie is assigned to ride on the queen´s carriage and attend the carriage horses. Then Rosie is thrust further into the spotlight when Queen Strivia becomes the focus of a mysterious plot. Will the queen learn Rosie´s secret? Join Rosie as she discovers the true meaning of ´´C´est tout sur moi´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy W. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067385/bk_acx0_067385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the world of the Queen´s Thief New York Times best-selling author Megan Whalen Turner´s entrancing and award-winning Queen´s Thief novels bring to life the world of the epics and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Megan Whalen Turner´s Queen´s Thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, battles lost and won, dangerous journeys, divine intervention, power, passion, revenge, and deception. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin. The brilliant thief Eugenides has visited the Queen of Attolia´s palace one too many times, leaving small tokens and then departing unseen. When his final excursion does not go as planned, he is captured by the ruthless queen. The Queen´s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans and have been honored with glowing reviews, ´´best of´´ citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Discover and rediscover the stand-alone companions, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, and Thick as Thieves, all epic novels set in the world of the Queen´s Thief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006050/bk_harp_006050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father´s court at the age of three and imprisoned at 19, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only 25. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over 40 years and led England through one of its most prosperous periods in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000994/bk_peng_000994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.