• King's Guard

  • The Shattering of Kingdoms, Book 2
  • By: Emmet Moss
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (528 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Mercenary Code has been broken, and a new Protectorate Empire has arisen.

In league with renegade mages known as the Fallen, the Protectorate will stop at nothing to expand its reach and unify the factions of Old Caledun by any means necessary. The few who escaped the coup are now in a tenuous struggle against the growing influence of this corrupt new Order.

Mercenary companies loyal to the old ways race to defend one of the last bastions of freedom in the South. In the capable hands of its ardent commander, one city prepares for the decisive battle that will shape the future of Kal Maran. New allies have joined the cause, but can they turn the tide?

In the depths of an ancient subterranean library, two unlikely companions continue to explore the mysteries of a long-vanished race. While in the distant Drayen Lands, a foreign noblewoman is thrust to the fore in the midst of an enemy invasion by sea.

And in the North, hope has been rekindled. Surviving the trials of the Wilds and reaching the lands of the Iron Shield, the An'Dari - legendary protector of Kings - has returned. Searching for Caledun’s true heir, his memories hold the key to absolving the sins of the past.

©2019 Emmet Moss (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Refreshing

After years of searching for more well written fantasy, this series has done well to fill my needs.

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sadistic

I do believe the author hates all of the characters more than I do. I'm starting to wish somebody would shoot me with an arrow too.

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Good! I want to know what happens!!

This is a good book. I very much enjoyed it. Well written and performed. I don’t want to wait to read the next one.

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Interminal battles

Have made it through the first two books of this series and have to say that, for military buffs, this series must be great. However, I am not a military buff and found the excruciating detail of the non-stop battles to be so much filler. Since well over half of both books consists of such filler, I’ll have to pass on any forthcoming volumes.

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Refreshingly fun

I had never even had a book from Emmitt.I was amazed when it grabbed me from the beginning.wow what new things to exsperiance.I purchased the rest of the series before I finished a couple of chapters.I loved it.

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Good read that kind of just ends

The read is smooth and enjoyable, but the end is nonexistent. I don't expect every single thread to be sewn tight, but there needs to be a more established end to the specific events of the book. almost every single story line just stops. see you next book? that's not a good way to transition, imo.

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Good story confusing at times.

So many similar names and things happening, it gets very confusing switching between scenarios. You need to pay attention.

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Another Great Book!

This was a great read. Edge of your seat moments, seeing up a hopefully fulfilling conclusion. I'm off now to read book 3.

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Nice attempt and creative but dragging and long winded

The story was creative albeit using well worn paths for fantasy story telling. However it dragged and was plodding at times.

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Narration A bit monotone

I found the story a bit hard to stay with at times due to the narrators style. Characters mostly sound the same and delivery pace and accent don’t vary much, and the author also doesn’t alter vocabulary between characters.

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  • Gibson
  • 11-25-21

Well worth a listen

A great tale well told and told by a skilled narrator who shortened the long winter nights.

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  • 10-30-21

The best follow up to a story

Like seriously, no joke I'm even using 15 words to confirm it, seriously for sure

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  • Poppey
  • 07-12-21

Legends are Born

Unlike Book 1, this books gets a bat on and there is no stopping the action that follows. Action is both fast and furious but, again, I found a list of the characters involved would have been helpful to separate characters out when there are so many diverse ones.

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  • Roy H.
  • 06-30-21

Dwarvenly Good

It takes you away in a magical mist and leaves you in a world that echoes our own.
Well written and strong in character.
Utterly Consuming.

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  • Mrs.J B Macdonald
  • 03-26-21

A great story

A well written adventure, I've really connected with the different characters. Very well narrated by Simon Vincent.

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  • Colleen2630
  • 11-01-21

Highly recommended

It’s always great to find a new author especially when you’re beginning to wonder where your next book is going to come from. I love Simon Vance as a narrator and he drew me to Emmet Moss. Have read the first two books of this series. Can’t wait to dive into the next one. If you like fantasy, I highly recommend this trilogy