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Wings of Shadow

By: Nicki Pau Preto
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell,Ferdelle Capistrano,Michael Crouch,Gibson Frazier,Joy Osmanski,Jacques Roy
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Publisher's Summary

In the heart-stopping finale to the Crown of Feathers trilogy, which number one New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Veronyka must face her most devastating enemy yet: her own sister.

I had a sister, once....

Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daughter of Pheronia Ashfire, the last queen of the Golden Empire…and the niece of Avalkyra Ashfire, the resurrected rebel queen who tore the empire apart.

We shone brightly, burned fiercely.

Now that the secret is out, everyone at the Eyrie treats Veronyka differently, and with Tristan still a hostage of the scheming Lord Rolan - and Sev with him as a spy - Veronyka feels very much alone. Except for her beloved phoenix, Xephyra, of course, and her new friend, Kade, who has his own reasons for wanting to save Tristan.

Was it always going to come down to this? Sister against sister? Darkness against light?

Veronyka is determined to do whatever it takes to get Tristan back, even if that means revealing her identity to the world and inheriting a throne she’s not sure she wants. But when she discovers that Avalkyra has bonded with a strix - a legendary creature of darkness that feeds off the life force of others - Veronyka realizes she has more to deal with than an encroaching war with the empire. Val is willing to destroy everything to get her revenge on a world that rejected her, and if Veronyka wants to bring peace to the empire and Pyra alike, she must face down her sister once and for all.

The world began with Ashfire queens…perhaps they will also be its destruction.

©2021 Nicki Pau Preto (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved

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Wonderful Series

I couldn’t get enough. I loved this series. Can’t recommend enough. The ending is everything you want.

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Good conclusion to a great story

enjoy this series very much listen to it all back to back Val and Veronika story comes to an end

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So good

Such a great book. A lot of thought went into the story the history and the ending. A lot of suspense and heart wrenching moments. The best of the 3 but it real fit with the full story. It wasn’t short which was the best part.

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recommend

loved it so much, didn't want it to end, im sad its the last book in the series.

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incredible in a way I don't think I'll see again

I could not have asked for a more perfect and beautiful ending than this. I wish that I could follow the story farther and see more of their adventures, see the world they build, but I also see that this ending is perfect. I literally could not put it down, im so exhausted right now because I was up so late it was technically early listening and if there were 10 hours more I'd keep listening anyways. im too exhausted to come up with the right words to explain how in awe I am of this story, but holy shit it was good. you don't often find a series that gets BETTER with every book, but this one did. the first book was absolutely amazing, and it only got better!! listening to the battle at the end possibly made me a better person, but maybe a proper night sleep will help with that!!!

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Great story, voices were weird to me

Different voice actors made it a little confusing. Originally started the series reading but thought listening would be good. I did not like it, but the story is great!

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The ending this story deserved

I love this series so much and this last book in the series does the characters and plot justice, just like I knew it would. Nicki Pau Preto really impressed me with this debut series and I can't wait to read what she puts out next!

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A wonderful conclusion

Besides Avalkira’s voice actor literally constantly mispronouncing Ilithya’s name this entire book the performance was great and the story was fabulous. I’m not sure how that detail got missed as she has said it properly in previous books and everybody else was saying it correctly but chapter 35 has her saying the name like a dozen times and it is genuinely so annoying, it completely breaks the immersion. She is saying ‘Ilitha’ instead of ‘Ilithya’ the entire book. And its not Val the character its her voice actor only. But yeah other than that the story was great, highly recommend

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Oh My God.

I’m still crying. This series is amazing. The narrator is amazing. The ups and downs, wins and losses, it’s all amazing. I’m so happy that Nicki Pau Preto has gifted us with this story.

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Finally, the ending.

This story introduces some people we have been wondering about. Like another famous fantasy story, some people live, some people and Phoenixes don’t. It had a kind of a Disney ending.