They used to be each other’s imaginary friend. Now these supernatural high-school kids are playing for keeps in the real world…
Author: Tricia Copeland
Narrator: Amy Deuchler
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes
Series: Kingdom Journals, Book 1
Publisher: True Bird Publishing LLC
Released: February 1, 2017
Genre: Fantasy; YA
Her pale skin and weird diet make her a target at school. If only they knew the truth about her feeding habits…
Seventeen-year-old Alena Scott is tired of pretending to be something she’s not. As an outlawed vampire-witch hybrid, she’s forced to abide by the oppressive secrecy imposed by her Vampire Chancellor mother. But she’ll have to ignore the rules when she comes face-to-face with a handsome, full-grown version of her childhood imaginary friend.
Shocked that he recognizes her as his own pretend play pal, the two embark on a quest to solve the mystery of their fantasized companionship. And as they unravel their entwined destinies, Alena realizes she holds the key to a curse which could free them all—or condemn witchkind to eternal suffering.
Can Alena and her impossibly familiar partner reverse an ancient spell before they’re sent to a mortal grave?
Kingdom of Embers is the first book in the enthralling Kingdom Journals YA urban fantasy series. If you like intriguing characters, shadowy magic, and a fresh twist on modern vampire storylines, then you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s heart-stopping tale.
Buy Kingdom of Embers to embrace a prophetic fate today!
Tricia Copeland grew up in a hot, sticky, rural south Georgia town where pine trees and alligators ruled the landscape. Since then she’s moved west to the purple mountain majesties of Colorado. Her books span from the dystopian, paranormal, and fantasy, to coming-of-age and new adult romance genres. You can find more about her and all her books at triciacopeland.com.
Amy is a Chicago-based voice artist and actor specializing in audiobook narration, e-learning, and radio or TV commercials. Amy is professionally trained in commercial and narration voiceover and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her spare time, Amy also enjoys reading, painting, designing lights and scenery for theatre, and biking. She lives with her boyfriend and their three cats just north of Chicago.
Kingdom of Embers has struck me speechless. The book was amazing from the start. I am at a complete loss now that it is over. Breathless may explain my true feeling at this moment.
Alena is a strong character. From the beginning you can tell although she has been kept in the dark she craves more. She struggles, but she tries to find ways to overcome. Hunter is a frickin’ awesome addition to her. He takes everything in stride and much like Alena he has yet to stop looking for information. I am absolutely taken with these characters.
Tricia Copeland certainly knows how to capture her readers. Each character their own personality and purpose. They draw the reader in. The emotion is truly palpable. I have read a few books narrated by Amy Deuchler and have loved the narration each time. Although I could tell each character apart by their attitude, I feel that Alena and her mother were almost given she same tone unlike the differentiations with other characters. It didn’t hinder the experience, but it did stick out to me and distract a bit.
Overall the entire production was great. The recording flowed smoothly. The book is amazing. I am so glad I have experienced this first part of the adventure Alena has. I cannot wait to read more. This book was one I couldn’t stop listening to. I am up way past my bedtime listening and am sure it will be the same for the second installment.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Tricia Copeland. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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