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Publisher's Summary

Return to the world of The Bridge Kingdom in this sensuous fantasy full of romance and intrigue that is perfect for fans of From Blood and Ash and A Court of Silver Flames.

A soldier raised as heir to an empire, Zarrah is motivated by two truths. The first is that the Veliant family murdered her mother. And the second is that her pursuit of vengeance will put every last one of them in their graves.

The Endless War between Maridrina and Valcotta has raged for generations, leaving thousands of Zarrah’s people dead and countless more orphaned. So when she’s given command of the contested city of Nerastis, Zarrah is prepared to do whatever it takes to destroy the Maridrinian forces who oppose her. And to kill the Veliant prince who leads them.

Yet a chance encounter with an anonymous, and handsome, Maridrinian causes Zarrah to question whether the violence she’s perpetrated is justice or a crime. And as she continues to meet the nameless man each night, she finds common ground - and fiery passion - in his arms.

But when identities are revealed, Zarrah must decide whether to embrace a chance at peace...or march to the drums of war. 

©2021 Danielle L. Jensen (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Awesome book bad narrative

The man who was narrating sounded like a male version of Siri. Horrible to listen to but the story was good

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It was ok but

It was ok but it was a long listen to get to a rather disappointing ending!

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KERIS VELIANT I LOVE YOU

If you thought The Traitor Queen was good just you WAIT until you get to meet the Inadequate Heir! 🥵

I am absolutely obsessed with this instalment of the Bridge Kingdom series! The converging timelines, the new perspectives & the ROMANCE in this book are to die for!

This story is both beautiful & heartbreaking! I was at the end of my seat the whole time!
Ahhh I can’t wait for book 4! I am just going to die not knowing what’s next BUT I know it will be so so worth the wait once it’s here! 😍

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Oh my goodness!

What is going on! Please tell me this is not the end! There must be a book four.

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Fantastic

Love the story. 3rd in series and can't wait for the next one to find out what happens.

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Pretty Good

I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. They were great and grabbed me from the very beginning. This one took longer, and I found some of the battle descriptions to go on far too long. Good story overall though.

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Great all the way around

Really enjoy Danielle Jensen's books!
great narrators and engaging! listened to it almost in one day 🤣

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fantastic series

this book answered all my unanswered questions from the second book. very much enjoyed listening to from the brother side of the story and the overlapping in conversation and battles.

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The male reading this part made it sound like a rape instead of an intimate

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Great spin off

Action packed, sexy and great characters. please tell me there's another with both couples reuniting.

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  • Stefania
  • 2021-11-24

HOW LONG AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK?

The first two books were amazing enough.. but I must admit this one was even better. The only thing I regret was reading the other too long ago because I didn't remember all of it and I would've like to piece the pieces of the puzzle better. The way Danielle created this amazing intricate world, and weaved this story into the last one is pure talent. The writing style impeccable for my taste, and both characters so full of colour and depth you could not help but fall in love with both of them.
The fact that for once the heroine is the brave, fighting one and the hero is the "nerdy" tactical one is such a breath of fresh air. Their encounters were so special, and the spice was just ✨on point✨, just a couple of scenes but very well done. I just regret that, although the narrators were really good most of the time, they were not suited for "sensual" talk in my opinion. Other than that I really have no complaints, except the fact that I'll have to wait who knows how long to know what's going to happen to my lovelies. Thank you Danielle, thank you Audible ❤️✨
Plot 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
Romance ❤️❤️❤️, 5/5
Spice 🌶️🌶️, 5/5
MMC 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
FMC 🌟🌟🌟, 5/5
Other C 🌟🌟🌟,5/5
Recommend? 8.7/10

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  • ASHLEY
  • 2021-11-23

WTH 😩😩 COME ONNNNNNNNN

BOOK 4 ?????? 😩😩😩 why u stressing me out man …. How long do I have To wait now sigh

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  • Andye
  • 2021-11-24

A disappointing change but still good

3.5

I’ll start off by saying that I still really enjoyed reading this book. Even though I had a lot of issues with it. My biggest complaint is going to be the change from romance to sex. Yes the other books had some sex scenes in them, but overall the plot and character development was front and center. I would say in this book it switched. Even though there weren’t technically that many actual sex scenes, it was much more heavily focused on blunt sexual thoughts and activities… And for me it was lacking in what made the other two so good…a great romance and a great storyline. The second half of this book definitely got a lot better because it really shifted into the actual story. And I was completely sucked in when that happened.

Things I liked:

- The way this story overlapped with the original two books. It was really fun to see everything play out from a completely different angle. Part of me wishes I had reread the other books first, but another part of me is glad I didn’t because those reveals were compelling all over again.

-The writing style is addictive and it was very easy to fly through the book.

-Zarrah was a great character and pretty multi dimensional. I loved her growth throughout the book.

-The female narrator of the audiobooks was fantastic. I wish she would’ve just read the whole thing.

-The overall storyline. When the story was focused on moving the plot forward, I really enjoyed it. I felt like it was interesting without being too complex and wordy. There were lots of details and twists and turns without it being hard to follow. The writing is just pretty addictive.


Things I didn’t like:

-The almost instalove. They just fell real hard real fast and it went from 0 to 60 in no time. I just really really prefer a little more buildup and tension.

-The Uber focus on sexual thoughts in the strangest and most awkward times. (Spoilers) When someone is captured and their life is possibly on the line, it seems like you would care more about their safety and wanting to help them, than wishing that they were there so you could bury your …. in them. (End spoilers) This was a theme throughout the book and I swear the work c*ck was used no less than 20 times. (maybe it just felt like it). It’s just annoying when authors start a series with one thing, and gain an audience, and then they switch it to something else. Especially when it seemed forced, (and I would guess incredibly influenced by “spicy booktok”). At least it was annoying for me.

-Kerris (sp?) 😬 To be honest I had a love/hate relationship with him. He was honestly so annoying at times and so frustrating. It probably didn’t help that the male narrator’s voice was not great. I’m sure he will do some growing in the next installment, but geez he is not an easy guy to root for.

-And while we’re on the subject, the male narrator of the audiobook. I swear he sounded like he was announcing a NASCAR race. Which got super awkward when he was *announcing* the sex scenes. 😂😂😂 I usually like a female and male narrator when there are female and male POVs, but this really would’ve been better with just her… or a different guy.

-And another thing with the audiobook. This was produced by audible, so I really did expect it to be a little bit better. It had sound effects, but they were so random and some of them were so awkward. Like someone fell off a building and it just kept making the squishing sound over and over. It was so cringy. And at the beginning of each chapter it sounded like it was raining. Like why? How does that make any sense? Then it would just randomly throw a noise in here and there. It was just weird.


OVERALL

I did enjoy the book. I really do like the series as a whole. And I will be continuing it. I’m just a little disappointed.

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  • @abagoflit
  • 2021-11-23

Fabulous

The narrators were fire, the story was engrossing, I can’t wait for the sequel. It was new adult so a little steamy.

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  • m.nguyen
  • 2021-12-15

Distracting “WWII documentary” narration style

Performance: Summer Morton, the voice actor who did Zarrah’s chapters, was excellent!

But the male voice actor.. sounded like was narrating a WWII documentary. I literally LOL’d so many times because his news anchor narration made the characters sound so weird, and all the things they said sounded stupid as hell. 😂

Story: Felt a little like instalove. Kinda boring. Definitely not as good as Lara/Aren’s.

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  • romantasy_royalty
  • 2021-11-22

I LOVE THIS BOOK

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. The best next installment to the bridge kingdom! Keris is my newest bookish love and I cannot wait to see the rest of this adventure! Danielle Jensen just keeps writing some of the best action and adventure fantasy books out there

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  • Jessica Moore
  • 2021-11-22

Wonderful Continuation

I very much enjoyed hearing Keris and Zarrah's story and learning more about the world DLJ built. This might be my favorite of the 3 books so far! Can't wait to hear the rest of their story.

Both narrorators were good but maybe not who I would of cast for these parts.

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  • Maxine Thornton
  • 2021-11-23

Wonderful Story!

I can't wait for the next book. It explains the first two books really well.

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  • Spazzert
  • 2021-11-22

Disappointed

I waited and waited for this to be released. And am sad to say this was a let down.

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  • Thaís Brito
  • 2021-11-21

amazing

this was excellent! can’t wait for the next book in the series! zarrah and keris are awesome and the cliffhanger in the end? brutal! hope it doesn’t take too long for tue next book to come out

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