• A Binding of Blood

  • A Practical Guide to Sorcery, Book 2
  • By: Azalea Ellis
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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A Binding of Blood

By: Azalea Ellis
Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
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Publisher's Summary

To study magic at the university, Siobhan sacrificed her name.

She sacrificed her body and her past.

Magically disguised as a boy named Sebastien, she is learning wondrous secrets of the thaumaturgic sciences. As Sebastien, she mingles with the young nobles who will one day rule their country. But danger is closer than ever, and she cannot escape her past.

The coppers investigating the theft of Siobhan’s priceless transformation artifact have given her a new name: the Raven Queen. As Siobhan does favors for the gang that loaned her the university tuition, the Raven Queen’s mystique only grows.

And keeps growing...snowballing out of control until Siobhan’s other identity takes on a life of its own, a fear-inducing bogeyman well beyond the truth of her real capabilities.

With the whole city out to get her and trouble hounding both sides of her double life, how will Siobhan ever survive to become the world’s most powerful sorcerer?

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The 1st book came out of nowhere and it was a complete surprise. The 2nd book picks up where the 1st left off n did it flawlessly.
The book is damn near 24 hrs, and when it ended I was totally surprised. I had purposefully not checked the remaining time, cuz Idk, I guess I wanted to fool myself into thinking I had more time ...but even so, my point remains I cud've kept listening for another day.
The writing is soooooo good. No gimmicks here friends ....this story relies on quality writing.
I'm so impressed with this story, and this author ....she is so creative.
Honestly, a female main character who ends up disguised as a guy ...what a jedi mind trick, Ms. Ellis effectively solved the "problem" with having a female lead character by turning her into a man. For the record I enjoy female leads just as much as any other ...but there r ppl out there that suffer from an irrational bias, and this story makes it a non-issue so now they have no excuse.
Anyways, at this point I can honestly say that I am a fan and I would highly/strongly/emphatically encourage you to check out the series.
Its not "boom boom bang bang" non-stop action, but the world and the magic is so immersive and there is still a good amount of excitement in the story if u need to scratch that particular itch.
Overall tho, its a nice change of pace from the kinds of books I normally end up listening to and I loved it.

These characters are amazing. You wud only be doing urself a favor by giving it a try.
So stop wasting time reading these reviews n get the book, u won't be sorry

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Ready for the next one already

This book, like the previous one, is a well paced thoughtful adventure. The characters are believable and grow naturally over time. It held my interest throughout. Ever enjoyable.
The only minor complaint I had was the way the narrator vocalized shouting/yelling however, that happens very rarely and every other aspect of her narration was top notch. That's just me being nitpicky.

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  • A. J. Weir
  • 10-03-22

intriguing and well performed

slow paced but still maintains the interest level.. excellent world building. but it does feel like it could go on forever and I'm not sure if that is good or bad