• The Court of Mortals

  • Stariel, Book 3
  • By: AJ Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (248 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Marrying your fae prince shouldn’t be this hard.

Hetta’s family now knows Wyn’s true identity, but that doesn’t mean they approve of their relationship. Princes are all very well, but Wyn’s not human - though he’s spent 10 years pretending to be.

With gossip spreading like wildfire, Hetta and Wyn receive a royal summons. The queen of Prydein has heard the rumors of fae intruders, and she's not letting Wyn go until she's satisfied that he and his people aren’t a threat. Convincing her would be a lot easier if someone wasn’t trying to blacken Wyn’s name and if his sister wasn’t trying to kill him.

But mortal politics aren’t the only problem the pair has to face. The Court of Ten Thousand Spires is still without a ruler, and the only way out may be for Wyn to assume the throne himself, meaning he and Hetta can never be together.

The Court of Mortals is book three of the Stariel Quartet.

©2020 AJ Lancaster (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Great story

This is the third book in the series by A. j. Lancaster titled, “The Court of Mortals’. This is one of the few series where each book has been more interesting than the previous one. It’s a combination of politics, magic, fae and romance. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Usually I hate third books on series

These are so well written, I honestly wish AJ would mentor me in writing bc the pace is consistent and perfect, they’re well written, they’re interesting, they’re fun. Then you add on top of it Finty’s amazing narration and these are masterpieces. I’m honestly mad at myself that I didn’t purchase this series earlier and I hope there is much more to come. I cannot get enough of Hetta, Win, and Rake. I love all the characters loads. The only complaint I have is what happened to Phoebe and her other son? They just seem to be absent from this book and I’d like to know more about them.

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Great surprise ending.

The captivating story continues. You won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait to hear the next.

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Decent 4th book

After listening to this series more or less back to back, the writing idiosyncrasies are more glaring and are getting more annoying. The thought monologues feel so repetitive, but I enjoyed being away from Jack and being in Meridan for this book. Sadly Aunt Sybill is still there but plays a minor role. I love Wyn’s siblings.

The “cliffhanger” ending was a bummer because it’s so cliché and I was really hoping that wasn’t where the story was going, but sure enough they pulled a Breaking Dawn. My least favorite plot twist. Maybe certain people will find it heartwarming but I don’t think I’ll be reading the last book especially since the narrator is different and not great.

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TCOM

TCOM was okay, but not as strong of a book in this series. There were too many fillers -- long, repetitive mental musings and unnecessary, ridiculous conversations. I adored our strong female lead in Book 1, but by Book 3 she is spineless and unfocused. Same for her brother, although at least now we have an excuse for him. I might read the next book but it's only to see the finale thru.

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Very Entertaining!

I really loved the story, and look forward to more. Well performed, lots of fun.

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EVERY BOOK IS BETTER AND BETTER

These books are entertaining, creative, surprising and refreshingly performed. Spend the time! Spend the money! You won't regret it!

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Love the characters

I was a little disappointed in this installment of the series. I love the characters I love the world that the writer has built I love the narration. Sometimes I feel like Wen is kind of a dud(sorry). I Can’t help but feel like we are far enough along in the story that we should’ve had far more progress in major plot lines. Overall I love this series and I can’t wait to read more

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  • Angela C
  • 07-31-22

More Surprises

A J Lancaster continues to build the world of the Stariel series with inimitable style and ramps up the stakes. Loved it and the wonderful narration of Finty Williams. Yet beware Book Four for the new choice of narrator is nothing short of disastrous. Have returned the audio book and will have to purchase a copy to read instead. So disappointed.

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  • Sara Doman
  • 06-23-22

wonderful new instalment of stariel

really enjoyed this book too, excellent story and love all the characters, the narrator is superb 🙂