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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel".

Their battles ended in victory....

Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever. 

His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark - and in doing so, risks starting a war. 

But the war has only just begun....

Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for. 

Torn between her growing allegiance to the 37th legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves - or put them all in their graves. 

Listeners may listen to either Dark Shores or Dark Skies first!

Suggested series listening order:

  1. Dark Skies or Dark Shores
  2. Dark Shores or Dark Skies
  3. Gilded Serpent 

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Teen

©2021 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Danielle does it again!!

Simply amazing stories and love the way that they are coming together! Can’t wait for the next book!

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Perfect story combination

Danielle has brought the first two books Brilliantly together in this third book in the series. Tension, romance, betrayals, surprises and cliff hangers are through this book and cannot wait to see what happens next.

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I wish

I wish it had ended very differently on every single front! I was looking forward to pieces that didn’t happen but all in all it was good

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Loved it!

This book was so good! It was action packed and left me wanting more! I can’t wait for the next book.

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  • 07-18-22

Exciting story I couldn’t put down.

Danielle Jensen writes creative, enthralling stories. I can never put them down once I start. This one did not disappoint! Her best one yet. I can’t wait for the next installment in the series. If you like fantasy that pulls you in, this is the perfect read.

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Great Listen

This book is told from multiple POVs, but it's very easy to keep up with the storyline. Danielle does a wonderful job maintaining and creating characters within this intricate world of political games.

Fragile Relationship...Absence of Light...Tangled Web of Deceit and Love...Destiny...Purpose

Fight for your life. Don't give up. Truths will be revealed. Purposes will be defined. To be true to self, sometimes you must sacrifice.

"You are my heart."

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December Can’t Come Fast Enough!!

The next book is going to be WILD. I can’t wait to see all fave characters from each book finally come together.

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Massive Cliff Hanger

I can hardly wait for the next book! Gilded Serpent is so spell binding that I truly didn’t realize it was going to end. What a journey. This series is a MUST READ!!!!!!

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complex storytelling and fascinating world building

Great story...one of the best epic fantasies I've read in a long time. Unique historical details that placed us in a different world. Characters who are distinctive and I particularly enjoyed the first two books focusing on two separate pairs; then pulling the stories together in the third book.

Unfortunately, the narration was distracting. The narrators have raw talent, but the speech, diction and pacing were muddy and inconsistent. And some of the character choices were unrealistic and took me out of the stories. Often had to rewind to get what they were saying. I felt like the narrators were young in their careers.

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Tedious series

Sooooo much of the plot relies on too many slightly reveild secrets. Its annoying! Had a hard time getting this far in the series. I found my self just wanting the story to get on with it. Seems like a lazy way to keep people interested in the plot. Overall it's a fun concept though.

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  • 12-31-21

Danielle L Jensen

OMG she steadily reels you in then all of a sudden you can’t put her books down..Definitely a brand new fan here. I love the way she writes and her explanations are sooo good you can actually imagine being there with them…Absolutely recommend her books

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  • 12-31-21

A Brilliant and Epic story

I don't think I've lost South sleep over a book or series for a while. The twists and turns were very entertaining, the love stories a roller coaster ride. I can't wait for the next book but I think it's going to be a long wait....
Brilliant and nail-biting the story gallops along.

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  • 08-30-21

A must read

What can I say … romance, action,adventure, danger at every turn, complex relationships a story that grips you from the very start. I could not put this down.. Love this series and can’t wait for next book .. another excellent world building epic adventure from Danielle l jenson !!

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  • Cassie Fox
  • 04-29-21

The ending W T F - Cliffhanger

Okay this book is long. Like two days of non stop day listening whilst trying to power through my normal e wry day activities. But, just like Cresent City by Sarah J Maas (if you haven’t read it, you must do so immediately) I relished all 29 or so hours. It was like a gift that kept giving.
The first two books are much slower than this. Okay the first book I felt was the slowest but book 2 was much more enthralling and well this book has both of those elements combined and then on steroids.
Soooo much happens but it doesn’t feel like an information overload. But still, lots happen that come together at the end and has made me want to go back to re listen to the first quarter of the book to pay proper attention to some conversations that I now know give much more background and information around certain people and things that were not obvious at the time.
I just love Killian and Lydia so so much. Marcus and Tariana too and much more so than the first book.

If you loved dark shores and dark skies than you are really going to love this book. The only negative I have is that it ends in a massive cliffhanger and there’s no information as to how long we need to wait for book 4.
That is such a pet peeve of mine. I usually only embark on book series when I know the series is complete and I can devour them as eagerly as one would a Netflix binge. But again, this can only speak to how much I enjoyed the series and wanting more.
10/10 all round. Shoutout to the narrators. Again they have done a fantastic job.
Can’t wait for the next book. I’ll have it on preorder as soon as it is possible to do so.

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  • 03-15-22

A great read

Unlike some other series this did not feel like a ‘filler’ just to lead up to the last book. The was a lot of action and story lines woven through the book but it all flowed very well. I can’t wait for the last instalment!

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  • 01-19-22

If you like shadow and bone, listen to this series

Absolutely fantastic, haven’t been able to put this series down. Constant action, excellent story telling, and delectable romance. Highly recommend.

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