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Queen of the Shining Sea

Blade and Rose, Book 4
Written by: Miranda Honfleur
Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Series: Blade and Rose, Book 4
Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins

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Enemy mages and ships. An all-powerful organization gone rogue. One woman refuses to stand aside.

After the Divinity reveals its dark intentions, Rielle and her friends patrol the Shining Sea, doing all they can to stem the tide of gold flowing into Magehold and the dangerous goods flowing out. Facing Immortals and pirates at every turn, they wage battle after battle against clandestine Divinity ships in an effort to weaken its ability to grasp for power.

Meanwhile, Veris draws near and the Dragon King hunts Jon, whose life hangs in the balance as Olivia and Samara seek answers to heal his heart. As the werewolf presence in Emaurria escalates, Brennan is forced to confront both sides of his werewolf–noble identity and choose whether to reject it or embrace it. In a harsh and deadly wilderness, Leigh and Ambriel search for clues about the Sundering ritual, hoping to seal away the violent Immortals and save the land for good.

But the Divinity does not accept defeat — and when the Grand Divinus strikes back, it is not at Rielle but at Emaurria. Will she give up her war against the Divinity, or will Emaurria fall?

If you like the fantasy romance of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the dark intrigue of the Black Jewels series, the epic adventure of Game of Thrones, and a heroine who never gives up, you'll love this romantic epic fantasy series.

Buy Queen of the Shining Sea and dive into a medieval world sensual and dark, full of magic and greed, love and blades, where factions vie for influence and there are no easy choices....

(Note: This is an adult fantasy novel, and as such, there are adult situations depicted, including adult language, violence, romance, alcohol and/or drug use, etc. This is the fourth book in a projected six-book series, so although this book's story is complete, it is not a standalone novel.)

Don’t miss The Dragon King, the newest book in the best-selling Blade and Rose series!

The final book, Immortelle, releases in November 2020!

©2018 Miranda Honfleur (P)2020 Miranda Honfleur

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-03

Best one in this series so far, but where are the last two books?!

I binge-listened to the four books, and it looked like the next should be available, but it’s apparently on hold indefinitely. And the last one is supposed to come out next month, but that won’t matter much without the fifth. Super disappointed by that. Don’t pull a George RR Martin and just fail to get the story done, Honfleur. If nothing else, just release a summary. Otherwise, it’s all just a four-book tease with a cliffhanger. And no one will care anymore if you wait too long. There are plenty of other series and books that actually finish.

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  • Carlynne Toomey
  • 2020-09-29

Wonderful continuation of the series!

Great story! Very well written. Her character development and world building are excellent and diverse. I am so looking forward to the rest of this series! I love listening to Rielle's story! I received the audiobook and am leaving a voluntary review based on that format. The narrator was excellent and I will definitely be looking for more of her work in the future.

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  • ShellyC2918
  • 2020-07-17

Suspense is getting hotter and hotter

This has been one war after another. With everyone out to destroy everyone else, it’s only a matter of time before it implode. I cannot wait to see what happens with John in the next book

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  • J. Allen
  • 2020-07-08

magical

This is book 4 in Honfleur's Blade and Rose series. I have to say that you really need to read this series in order - and even then, if there is a lag of time between reads, you may want to go back and re-read / listen. There are so many characters and inter woven storylines with twists and turns that it can be confusing but at the same time the author does such a good job you feel like you could actually be among these characters in this world at this time. Such amazing talent and the narration is of course wonderful with accents and tone differences - just wonderful. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Marco Los
  • 2020-06-03

whirlwind funride

'Queen of the shining Sea' by Miranda Honfleur is the story of Rielle. This is book isn't only about Rielle anymore. Brennan en Jon are also main charaters in this book and series. 'Court of shadows' is the third book in the series. This series has 4 books at this time. This audiobook is about 18 hours and 23 minutes long. . I am not sure anymore wich book in this series is my favorite. They keep getting better. 'Queen of the Shining Sea' is an incredible book. She finally wrapped up the love triangle that's been raging for three books. I am certain that Rielle ended up with the right person, established new and ever-more-exciting stakes, and ended on a huge cliffhanger. Like always haha I really enjoyed that the author picked characters from her other serie (this is also in the same world). I mean 'No man Can Tame' book. With some of them I really needed to think very hard where I knew them from. I also liked the mini novella in between the story. You can see this as a bonus. I am a bit at a loss what to write about this book. Because the author is taking you on a whirlwind of events troughout the book. It normally never happens, but I was really surprised when my book was finished. The action was great. The dialog and romance were great. The characters, as usual, were phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this book if you like romance, magic and an action packed adventure across the kingdom you will enjoy this book. It's a good continuation for 'Blade and Rose' series. I'm very much looking forward to sailing on into 'The dragon king'. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-01

OMG!!!

Omg, this is one of my favorite series of all time and it just gets better and better with each book. I'm literally on the edge of my seat constantly. I can't stop listening/reading. This is probably the best book so far in the series. I feel like I've been on this love roller coaster with Rielle and my emotions are all over the place. SPOILERS AHEAD: The only thing that I thought didn't fit was Brennans reaction to the breakup. He was obsessed with Rielle and completely crazy in love with her, yet she breaks up with him and he's like ehh whatever, let me just move on the exact same day. That didn't seem like Brennan. But in any case, I'm happy that Rielle and John are where they are at. I love this story, can't wait for the next one!! It's really a must read.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 2020-05-20

A must-read for fantasy lovers!

My fifth magnificent read from author Miranda Honfleur, this is an epic in the making! Tolkienesque fantasy with just a dash of romance for flavor. Well-written, outstanding characters developed in great detail. No spoilers from me, this is a must-read for fantasy lovers! Narrator Amanda Leigh Cobb's narration adds to the book's enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy and am voluntarily reviewing it. I’ll be reading more by this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Cleocutie
  • 2020-05-18

Great book

Great continuation of Rielle's story. The characters are great and the storyline is interesting and flows well.

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 2020-05-16

A great listen!

First off, when is book five going to be out, because I am in love with this series! Each book keeps getting better and better, and the story never lulls. Miranda is such a fantastic writer, and truly leads the listener through this story of magic, relationships, and suspense! The story also really touched my heart because of the beautiful example of what a female can be, and what respect for a woman should look like, and what relationships should include. I love a female protagonist! Another great thing about this book was that some questions were answered that I’ve been curious about! I don’t want to give anything away, but it felt good to learn some secrets! There are also so many things happening in the book, that wow, you could never ever be bored! The plot moves quickly, the characters are beautifully written and described, and the setting is just magical. Miranda has a way of showing instead of telling, and it’s amazing. The narration is also on point if you listen to the audiobook version! Amanda uses her tone to convey the characters inner feelings and allows the listeners to just relax into the story. All together I would give this book 10 out of 5 stars. A must read or listen!

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  • Kendra George
  • 2020-05-15

So good!!!

I have been waiting for this one to come and out and it finally did!!! Worth the wait!! The story continues and keeps you wanting more!!! I refuse to give any thing out but I definitely say read it!!!! it is sooo good and the narration is soooo good!!! but the ending does suck...so wait till book 5 or expect a cliffhanger