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The Forgotten Kingdom

By: Signe Pike
Narrated by: Toni Frutin,Gary Furlong,Siobhan Waring
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Lost Queen, hailed as “Outlander meets Camelot” (Kirsty Logan, the author of The Gloaming) and “The Mists of Avalon for a new generation” (Linnea Hartsuyker, the author of The Golden Wolf), a “rich, immersive” (Kirkus Reviews) new novel in which a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland claims her throne as war looms and her family is scattered to the winds.

AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesn’t yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos. As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history abandons its survivors to the wilds of Scotland, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while nine-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her to follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts.

In the aftermath of the battle, old political alliances unravel, opening the way for the ambitious adherents of the new religion: Christianity. Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the warring groups together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as “Myrddin.”

“Intrigue, rivalry, and magic among the mists of old Britain - The Forgotten Kingdom is an enchantment of a read.” (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author of The Alice Network)

©2020 Signe Pike (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Signe leaves us hanging. Again!

I waited so long for this book to come out! I’m a little disappointed. The Lost Queen cracked my heart into a million pieces several times. I won’t give any spoilers but I would have liked if she had gone more into where ‘The Lost Queen’ had left off. It felt like whoever edited this booked chopped half of it.

The character development was nowhere near that of TLQ, which is why I was so invested with the characters, story and left craving book two. I don’t think TFK will work as a stand-alone for that reason. Granted, it’s probably not meant to.

There’s a lot of missed opportunities for the political intrigues that drew me in in the first book. I didn’t care for this book as much as the first. I hope the 3rd book in the trilogy will deliver what the first book did. Also, it would have been nice to have the authors notes at the end of this one as well. I hope Signe returns to the character development she used in TLQ, and the political and religious intrigues that were included in book one, which are integral to that time in history.

If you’re looking for a romance novel(s),this series isn’t for you.

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Very enjoyable read!

This was a very enjoyable read! I also found the Author's Notes interesting and educational. I love all stories based around historical events and this is another series I would place right alongside of Outlander. It's very well-written and easy enough to lose yourself within its pages/words.

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Enlightening 6th British Isles history

i enjoyed The Forgotten Queen more since it was more focused on the characters and forbidden love. I will look forward to reading the third book when it comes out. Kudos to the author. The depth of her research is laudable.

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Wonderful!

Sydney Pike has done it again with this well researched and beautifully narrated historical novel. I hated for it to end!

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Not as good as book #1 but still a good yarn

I loved the first book in this series, so I was excited for the release of the second. I was a little disappointed in that this production now has three narrators (I prefer one). All the same, it was a good story and I look forward to #3. Toni Frutin is an amazing narrator. I didn’t find Furlong and Waring to be quite as convincing, but this would not deter me from listening to their work again.

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Amazing Story

Really enjoyed this sequel, which is rare.

I have enjoyed the style of writing the author presents, and the story is really good.

Narrators are amazing, as usual.

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Great story, well read!!

This book is a rare story that takes place in 700-800AD. Refreshing & filled with adventure & strong women. Characters are well developed and a pleasure to get to know. Really enjoyed this one!!

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Engaging continuation of the story of the Forgotten Queen

I enjoyed this story and especially appreciate the author’s notes at the end of her books where she discusses her research and historical accuracy (or not). I much preferred Toni Frutin’s reading and wish that she had been the only narrator.

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Great Story

Hope the third book in this trilogy is as good as the first two. An avid Outlander fan these books did not disappoint.

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Captivating

Just as beautiful as the first book. Now I can't wait for book 3!