• Ruined King

  • Night Elves Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: C.N. Crawford
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (146 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I've restored my soul, but now I'm trapped in the Citadel, separated from Ali. Worse, she believes I've betrayed her. And she's desperate to kill me. Even as I work to save her, a great reckoning between the tribes of Elves threatens to ruin my plans. And if I don't solve this, Ali and I will both end up in Hel.

©2020 C.N. Crawford (P)2020 C.N. Crawford

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Great story

I have really enjoyed this story. Great characters, interesting plot the story moves along very nicely. I would really like to get the final book in Audible!

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Plot twist

Wow the end of the book could have been two or three books all in it’s self it went too fast for my liking. I like a little suspense and build up before the total mic drop

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MIND BLOWING

from the minute started this series i WAS in love!! everybody needs to read this

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Excellent.

Loved this one and the first book, even if Astrid makes some dumb decisions and poor Galen is left trying to survive her harshness. I thought they might become real enemies at one point with how mean she was to him, but alas, that didn't happen (thankfully). I look forward to reading the last book! My only complaint was that j was hoping we'd get more hot scenes between the two of them and a little more detail, but there was only one (two if you count the battle, which I don't) and the author slims over it. I could have sworn this series was for adults, was I mistaken? Hm...

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Thoroughly Enjoyed It

7 out of 10 💜's the book has nice steady pace. narration and performance 🎭 7.
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Tired of the Jumping Around

This book, if you don't care about things jumping around, is pretty good. Unfortunately, the longer I listened to this one the less and less tolerant I became of the inconsistencies. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I just couldn't do it. One minute she's in a medical gown, the next with no explanation, she's back in leathers. This happens several times... Where the first book had pretty good flow from one scene to another, this one seemed irrationally spontaneous. I didn't feel much emotional build up, but they still get together. The first book, I felt how they felt in the descriptions. This one wasn't like that. It irritated me, and that's not what I want out of a book. The narrator was good even though she changed her pronunciation of the names several times (again, annoying and confusing), but the scenes just weren't magical for me.

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From Enemies to Lovers - finally

Ruined King is second book of the night elves trilogy. Book starts after couple of months time cap after first books events. This is little confusing, because this are not the same between main characters as in the end of the first book.

Heroine Ally things Marroc/Gavin has betrayed her while poor Gavin tries his best to get free and to help his mate even if it will hurt him. About half of the book goes to get their relationship in the same place as in the end of the first book. This I found really unpleasing. Luckily their relationship moves forward even if at the end Alleys action really went against my emotions and I started to dislike her. While she is action heroine, she acts stupid in many ways. It’s hard to relate to her.

Gavin on the other hand is wonderful character that has evolved a lot from the first book and kept doing so in this one. He is so strong character that you should listen this just to get to know him. I just with he would have more unselfish and emotionally mature counter part.

Lack of character and romantic relationship development is replaced in very fluent, action packed events. This is the best side of this story: events roll on, there are a lot of twists and turns.

Narration was again really good, but I would have enjoyed it even more of Gavin’s part would have been read by a male voice.

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Enjoyed this 2nd book.

I enjoyed this second book in Ali and Galens adventures. I was so happy they still had feelings for each other after the thread was cut. Listening to this book brought it to life.

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Second half was awesome!

I really struggled through the 1st half of the book. It was really annoying to watch Alli hate the Prince over something That could have been quickly cleared up with a simple conversation but kept getting skipped over for the sake of a plot. Finally once she did know the truth the book picked up and got really good. I'm really looking forward to see what fate has in store for our little Emperess.

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Fun if you don’t think

This is the second book in the series. I enjoy fantasy romance so I gave the first one a try. It reads a bit like fan fiction but I overall enjoyed it. I think the main thing that I keep finding terribly distracting in the series is that it supposed to be set 1000 years or so in the future and references current (or near current) pop culture as fascinating to the characters. The world has undergone an apocalypse like event and there seems to be little advance or clean up after. This wouldn’t be so problematic except that there is no explanation as to why everything is still preserved (Twinkies and MP3 players). Since there’s magic in this universe it seems it could have been explained easily without such a plot hole. Overall, the characters are somewhat interesting and it’s fun if you don’t think about it. I haven’t decided if I’ll spend a credit on the third. I think this is a good plus series or would recommend if they converted to omnibus where you get all 3 for 1 credit. They are a bit short for a credit a piece and the story line has some issues