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Publisher's Summary

By best-selling author Raven Kennedy, comes the first book in a stunning new fantasy series, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout. The fae abandoned this world to us. And the ones with power rule.

Gold. Gold floors, gold walls, gold furniture, gold clothes. In Highbell, in the castle built into the frozen mountains, everything is made of gold. Even me. King Midas rescued me. Dug me out of the slums and placed me on a pedestal. I’m called his precious. His favored. I’m the woman he Gold-Touched to show everyone that I belong to him. To show how powerful he is. He gave me protection, and I gave him my heart. And even though I don’t leave the confines of the palace, I’m safe. Until war comes to the kingdom and a deal is struck. Suddenly, my trust is broken. My love is challenged. And I realize that everything I thought I knew about Midas might be wrong. Because these bars I’m kept in, no matter how gilded, are still just a cage. But the monsters on the other side might make me wish I’d never left.

The myth of King Midas reimagined. This compelling adult fantasy series is as addictive as it is unexpected. With romance, intrigue, and danger, the gilded world of Orea will grip you from the very first page.

Please note: This book contains explicit content and darker elements, including mature language, violence, and non-consensual sex. It is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. This is book one in a series.

©2020, 2021 Raven Kennedy (P)2021 Raven Kennedy

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Annoying

Sounds like a robot/phone sex operator. 🥴 Couldnt listen longer than 30 seconds. Returning - next time I’ll listen to sample

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Horrible performance!

Although the writing is rather juvenile, containing repetitively misused words and far too much exposition, it’s the reader that really makes its painful experience. Do NOT waste your time listening to this. I’m reading the third book now and the writing does get a little better with each book (still very clumsy). The story itself is good, and with a competent editor this could have been elevated to a noteworthy series. If you can handle the writing, it’s a decent read - just don’t listen to the audible version!

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Terrible performance

The narration is probably the worst I’ve listened to. The story is interesting and entertaining you should just read it, the audible version will ruin it for you

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Could be better

The beginning is very tedious and pretty boring. About halfway through the story picks up. I’m not sure if there are any characters I’m supposed to actually like. The narrator took a bit to get used to. Her “s” is very harsh sounding and I had to turn the volume down because the hissing at the end of every “s” hurt my ears. She also mispronounces a bunch of words which is pretty jarring and takes me out of the story.

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It’s too slow

It’s super slow every time something good happens the book is over I don’t even want to read the next one

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I am here for the story

The story opened with exciting activities. I was looking for a fantasy story with just the right amount of spiciness. The unfortunate part of this story is the narrator. She kind of rushes through the reading and the tone is on the boring side, which sucks because the story is not boring.

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Refreshing !!!

Very well done! Loved the rhythmic fluidity of the Narrator’s voice, somewhat melodic. I enjoyed how she brought color and depth to the words and overall story…I could not stop listening

Very enjoyable !

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Audio makes the story more interesting

When I had to read this before the audiobook came out I found this to be a tedious , with the audio, the woman makes the story way more interesting with her voice . Nice

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so good!

This series is literally the best! I can't wait for all the books to be released in audio format as well. I will collect them all in all formats :)

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This was refreshing and fun

I’ve listened to everything in this genre. And this is different, in a good way. It’s like Sarah J. Maas or Jennifer L. Armentrout meets Brandon Sanderson warbreaker. Now hurry up with the other audio books so I can listen to the next three and I don’t have to read them. The first book seems like a set up for the real story, and I wanna know what happens. Narrator was perfect for the character!

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  • 05-10-22

Amazing

I was absolutely captivated by this story, I literally couldn’t stop listening. Will definitely listen to it again soon.

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  • 04-18-22

Narrator takes a while to get used to

I slowed my audio down and even then I felt like the narrator was rushing through the story. Got used to it after a while though

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  • 03-08-22

the narrator ruined it 😒

huge fan of Raven Kennedy so it saddens me 2 write this. I didn't enjoy this 1. too much self deprivation and woo is me. the female lead in this 1 clearly suffers from Stockholm Syndrome. It should come with a warning ⚠️ sorry can't go on. I'll check out others just not this series.

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  • 01-19-22

Couldn’t finish it

I was simultaneously irritated and impressed by the narrators lack of pauses. Does she breathe at any point??? The speed of reading really threw me off as it was hard to keep track of what was actually going on. This may have contributed to my dislike of the story but I just could not get into it at all. I didn’t get on with the main character (the voice certainly didn’t help with it) and it’s hard to keep interest in the story when you just don’t care about the characters. If you listen to the sample and don’t like the narrators style, don’t get this book. The narration does not get easier to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-30-21

it was okay

I'm not to sure if I'm going to continue with this series. I'm finding it hard to imagine the ribbons coming out of her back.

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  • Hal
  • 11-21-21

Wow

This was just brilliant! Chapter one, I wanted to scream at all the disturbing scenes and the MC.

But then it all made sense. This is a brutal, powerful and mesmerising read! I understand the hype now!

Warning: There are lots of triggers! And the use of the C word (which I know some find very offensive). But if you can look past all the GOT like moments, the story itself is brilliant and totally captivating!!

I’m excited to read the next instalment.

The Narrators are fab!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-21

worth the listen , captivating series

The book is very well written. Didnt particularly like the MC at the beginning but the character development is impeccable and it was worth the listen because the rest of the series is absolutely amazing

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  • Lotty
  • 10-29-21

Enchanting

This is a brilliant book, so well written and exciting. An unexpected gem. The narration is beautifully performed really adding another dimension to this book. I thoroughly recommend thus series and eagerly await the next audio book in this series 😀

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  • Ivy
  • 10-02-21

A must listen/read

An awesome book that comes to life with these great narrators. can't wait for next one.

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  • 02-05-22

Could not listen to this narration

I'm usually able to put the time into a new narrator and there cadence. I was 10min in and could not stand this any more. It is impossible to take in when emphasis is placed on any words.
I will likely try to read this instead so I can enjoy the story.

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  • 04-05-22

I loved it.

I just loved it so different from what I read tho it was a fun change. will so need to read book two

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  • tina hughes
  • 01-20-22

sped up this sounds much better

had to speed this up to make naration sound normal . but after that it was ok . great story .

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  • 12-14-21

Mono tone narrator

Great book, mono tone narrator hard to listen to.
Hoping Book 2 has different narrator.