• Secrets of the Sword 3

  • Death Before Dragons, Book 9
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (361 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I’m Val Thorvald, tough butt-kicking assassin and soon-to-be wife of Lord Zavryd'nokquetal. He’s a dragon from another world, and he’s haughty, arrogant, and has horrible taste in footwear, but I love him. Our wedding is going to be amazing. 

At least...I’d like to think so. But when the coffee shop I’m a co-owner of gets bombed, our youngest employee goes missing, and the entire elven family I didn’t know I had shows up for a visit, my wedding preparations take an alarming turn.

Oh, and did I mention that Zav’s clan is coming to the wedding? Dozens of dragons flying into the Seattle area. What could possibly go wrong?

©2021 Lindsay Buroker (P)2021 Lindsay Buroker

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Wonderful end to Val & Zav’s story!

Loved this final book of this series. It was such a great way to tie up loose ends & give them the ending they deserved. I would love to see stories with maybe Freya or even Amber getting their own stories down the road. So sad to say goodbye to this colorful cast of characters. I will miss laughing at Sendari & Zav’s non human way of looking at things.

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No spoilers

Wow I just love this series every single character it well written the story fun with action romance some suspense and lots of of humor. some reviews think this was the last book. I don't think so at least I sure hope not this is my very very favorite series did I mention how fun it is a lot more can come and I would not get sick of it. please keep writing this series. the performance was perfect Leheny dose a FANTASTIC job.

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fun and funny

I love this series of books. the story was great it was funny I really enjoyed it and performance was fantastic!!!!

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Just finished all 9!!!

Great series and awesome ending. I appreciated the bonus story too. The author's way of making each book it's own story is great and picking up where you left off after longer breaks in between is much easier to do. I really love her comedic approach when talking about fantasy novels within the story. I was skeptical about the first person narrative since Ive been listening to her for awhile and hadn't heard the stories that way before, but after the first few chapters it drew me in. Sad to see its ended but looking forward to her new stuff. Also, Vivienne Leheny is one of the best I've ever heard. There is no question as to who is speaking when she's the narrator. Her voices do the book a great justice.

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So sad this is our last book

Vivienne Leheny was superb in this series. I have listened to her in many other books before. She truly brings out the essence of each character and was simply perfect for this.
We finally witness Zav and Val's wedding. It was perfect for them. I really enjoyed the whole series and will be starting another Lindsay Buroker series next.
There were some very tender moments and many hilarious ones. Don't miss the last book! :)

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Action Packed and Adventurous

I thoroughly enjoyed Lindsay Buroker‘s series. Many authors do not wrap up their series adequately leaving you with many questions and unfulfilled storylines. Not so with Lindsay Buroker. She wrapped up the series very well and left you content by addressing the interactions of the many different characters. I look forward to reading more of her series.

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Love Val and her snark

Loved all the books
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Not The Best in the Series

"I really enjoyed the series, but I found this book to be more filler then story. I would love a book or series including Amber, her Elven aunt, the Elven assassin, and a few more characters. I don’t remember the proper spelling of freesia. It was a good series but I think the author lost the story."

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A Great audiobook

It was extremely good, great, funny, sassy, out of this world story, easy to follow, and great build up. Makes you feel like you got a million problems (well like she has) and then gets rid of them over time and makes you feel great. The weeding and whole audiobook in general was amazing overall. I’d recommended it to any teen and any person interested in modern magic intergration + some humor, sass, and believable characters.

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Finally they're married.

I was beginning to think they would never get to the finish line. I'm glad her father's consort didn't make an appearance. It's lovely to see their family expanding. This series could continue and I would still be interested.

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  • Book addict
  • 07-06-21

Enjoyable series

Enjoyed this book and it was a good addition to the series. Looking forward to more.

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  • Vanessa H.
  • 01-26-22

Brilliant book to end a brilliant set of books

The whole set of books had me captivated throughout.
This one was a brilliant finish
Highly recommend it

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  • Carl
  • 05-25-21

Well worth the wait.

I've been waiting for this book to hit audible since Book 8 was released. It was amazing, easily one of my favourites. While the stakes aren't as high as other books. It still an exceptionally enjoyable listen with the right amount of funny, action, and tension. I'd be happy to have more, but if this is truly the end of the series I'm so very happy it went out like this.

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  • Lynette Wakley
  • 06-07-21

loved the whole series

Loved the whole series. I hope there will be more stories about Val and Sav to come.They make me laugh they were very entertaining.

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  • Kimberly
  • 12-10-21

Gosh what a series

Once again narration is on point
Great story
Amazing writer
Zav is awesome so is Val
And ALL the side characters are amazing!
100% worth the read