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Publisher's Summary

In this sequel to A River of Royal Blood, Eva and Isa must find a way to work together if they want to save their queendom in the thrilling conclusion to this royal fantasy duology.

Now on the run, Eva is desperate for answers about her transformation and her true heritage. Along with Aketo, a small contingent of guards, and the sister she could not kill, Eva flees Ternain in hopes of finding friends and allies to the north - not to mention Baccha - to help her decide what to do next. Princess Isa is a difficult, unremorseful captive, and Eva knows better than to trust her sister, but she wants to. 

Despite their history, Eva is convinced that to survive the growing unrest in the queendom, she and her sister must make peace. Since the Entwining ceremony, Eva's and Isa's lives have been bonded, and each can only die by the other's hand. This perhaps provides an opening for a truce and a more hopeful future for both the sisters and the queendom, if only Isa would see reason and give up the battle for the throne. 

With the two princesses on the run, the Queendom of Myre is on the brink of a revolution. And without Baccha to guide and train her magick, Eva must find a way not only to survive her own metamorphosis, but to unite all the people of Myre, including her sister, by finally taking the Ivory Throne. 

©2021 Amanda Joy (P)2021 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

A 2021 Kirkus Best Book

“Joy’s writing is exemplary; a strong plot, even pacing, and character growth (not only Eva’s) all lead up to an ending that should satisfy even the pickiest readers... A strong and satisfying conclusion.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)   

“At its core, this story dives deep into the themes of family, belonging, identity, and sibling rivalry. These themes are adeptly blended with a fast-paced plot and incredible world building.... The stakes are incredibly high in this stunning conclusion to the duology. Highly recommended for all ­collections.” (School Library Journal, starred review)  

“Tensions are high in this sequel and Joy's language is just as melodious, her world-building just as spell-binding.... There's no denying Joy's talent, and readers will bask in the sisters' character arcs and the book's gratifying ending.” (Booklist)  

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Great book hated narrator

The 1st book narrator Soneela Nankani was great, she gave each of the characters distinct voices. Keylor Leigh made all the characters sound like one crabby teenage girl. Every character sounded the same. It took me over a month to listen to this because of the narrator. The only reason I didn’t return was because the story is great.

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Worth the wait!

I am more in love with this duology than I can say! Well written, a relatable story, and women taking autonomy over their own lives. It’s perfect!

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I gave it only four stars because the ending seems rushed, almost like the author was over the book and just wanted to get it finished. I would have liked it to go into more details and not skip ahead or skip whole conversations like it did. Overall, I love this book and most of my questions were answered, I just wish the ending was a bit more detailed.

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Fun book to read!

I truly enjoyed the narration and the descriptions of every detail from the author. My only dislike was that it ended so quickly! The ending was not as thoughtful as the rest of the book.

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so awesome!!!! and well read!

I really enjoyed both books 📚 they are great stories, and very well read!!! highly recommend 💯💖💖💖!

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The events in this book seem like they should be the fist 5 chapters of greater book. Too little occured in most of the book with only real events in the final chapters. love the characters and love the world envisioned but too slow and too few actual events

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A Queen of Gilded Horns

The story was good. It kind of just ended. I am glad everyone lived happily ever after but there could have been more. Good story overall.

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While I like the story and enjoy the writing, I did not like the speaker. It look me mo tha to finish due to that. I did not think the voices matched the characters.

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Loved it!

This books was a nice follow up. my only disappointment was that the ending wasn't longer. Great book!

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lovely story with a rushed ending

I loved the first book so much that I quickly got this one because I had to know Eva and Isa's fate. This book felt rushed and left me with a lot of questions. I won't spoil it but there's a major plot twist that is never explained and makes the story feel cheap.