• To Claim a King

  • Age of Gold Series, Book 1
  • By: May Sage
  • Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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To Claim a King

By: May Sage
Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
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Publisher's Summary

Accused of consorting with demons in her home town, Xandrie flees, only to find herself in a greater danger. She's a mere human woman, thrust in a brutal tournament pitting vicious dragon females against each other. Yet, she can't find it in herself to give up, as the winner will Claim the throne, and more importantly, the hand of the enticing Dragon King.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 May Sage (P)2017 Tantor

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A great short book!

Plenty of action and romance with some spicey scenes with the H and h. I like longer written books normally but this was really good!

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surprising

quite enchanting. A wonderful story with a lot of action , romance, and enough sexiness for fun .

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Great Fantasy Romance

Great Fantasy Romance, well written. This is the first book in the Age of Gold Series. I loved Xandrie and Rhey's story.Now I can't wait for the next book in the Series. This was my first listen to Katherine Littrell's voice. She has a great voice, easy to understand. I enjoyed my listening.

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Better than expected!

The writing was just perfect, as was the narration from the audible. I really enjoyed the story telling, and although it was a short read, it never once lost me. I loved all the descriptions, nothing was ever too wordy or gaudy.

The surprising add-ins of humor were a great touch. I love when something serious can make me chuckle.

Overall a great read, definitely worth giving the second book a try!

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Great Book

New fan, enjoyed listening to this book was very well read and entertaining, if you are a fan of dragons and magic I would definitely recommend, it reminded me of Eragon but only in minor ways, it sets itself apart and is definitely a new favorite.

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I think I made a mistake listening to this in audio format. The narrator was quite good, so that was not a problem. I struggled with trying to find my way through some confusing plot points. I waited to figure them out, finally simply dismissing them as the story continued without them. I kept thinking this was a prologue type of novella for a series. When I checked out this idea, I was correct as there are three other books already published in the series. All the needful checking and dismissing items throughout the story left me irritated rather than being able to simply fall into a fantasy with dragons and romance and bad people receiving appropriate karma. Yep, I should have read the book. Beyond this, I thoroughly enjoyed May Sage so a four rating for May's creative ability (and some snark) with a narrator who had fun with all the characters voices.

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awesome story 👧🐉🐅🧙

(Ray & Xandria): TRIGGERS: sexual assault, child neglect. Wow, what a concept. I really freaking loved this book. I would've loved it more if it were longer than a four hour long audio. Xandria is the middle child in a family of mages. She's the only one without powers. Her parents basically treat her like a maid and show her absolutely no love. She uses the forest for her escape from the home daily. That is where she finds "Claws" a white tiger cub who was injured and left by his mom. After a while they developed a bond. Then the story gets really good, she meets a dragon shifter and becomes friends with her. Ray is King of the dragons. The elders want him to have a queen so they set up claiming trials where all the single female dragon shifters fight for a chance to be queen. When he's asked to save Xandria, there's an immediate connection between them and they aren't sure why. I loved that the females are just as badass as the males. I also love the little plot twists that the author continues to throw into the story. Claws is an amazing addition to the story, he's almost pet-like but still very wild. Xandrie is never treated differently by the king and the royal guard. It's a close burn but when it does heat up it's like someone set off some TNT. This is my first time with this author but definitely will not be my last.

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Goofy, but charming

Channel the Princess Leia scene when Luke first finds her in the Death Star…
Xandrie: “You going to stare at me all day or should we just get to the part where you go
and strap me to a stool and plunge me into a pond?”

I was expecting a gritty Red Sonja goes gladiator thing, but this felt a lot more Saturday morning cartoon.
Things come out of nowhere, like suddenly there’s a tiger, folks sing to power a fighter’s magic… or they get to the naughty bit and his beard is wet (and I think, wait, he has a beard? 😜) There’s modern dialogue like “my bad” and “just in case she was a weirdo, she kept her mouth shut.”

Xandrie: “It’s basically a sex kitten stripper outfit more than armor.”
This was a charmingly self-aware bit of fluff. Like everything else in this novella, the nooky is practically blink and you’ll miss it, and nothing more than talk of hard rods, taking from behind, riding his dragon, and wetting his beard (again, what?). This was kind of a hot mess…and yet, I don’t regret the sale purchase at all.

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rushed

The storyline was great and entertaining but the whole thing was super rushed. It felt like major plot points happened in half a page. Had this been developed a bit it would've been excellent.

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better then expected

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The romance as well as the ending was a bit rushed in my opinion other than that not a pretty good listen.

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  • tracy
  • 11-01-17

ORIGINAL!

I enjoyed the book. The plot did not take long to develop.
I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator she did the book justice.

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  • Annie Bebnowski
  • 07-03-20

I feel robbed.

Such a great story, and even enjoyed the writing style, although it felt so rushed! This felt as though it could last a trilogy and yet was summed up in a short 3 hour book. The bones of such great characters barely fleshed out and a cliff- notes story summary.

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  • Imee-B
  • 06-24-18

***To claim a King***

This is a surprised treasure I came upon while searching for something on Amazon kindle. May Sage writing style is unique, its light and refreshing, witty and clever. Katherine Littrell narratives style suited the characters and gives them each their own unique personality.