Listen free for 30 days

  • The Witch King

  • The Witch King Duology, Book 1
  • Written by: H.E. Edgmon
  • Narrated by: Dani Martineck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

1 credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
The Plus Catalogue—listen all you want to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks.
$14.95 a month plus applicable taxes after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
The Witch King cover art

The Witch King

Written by: H.E. Edgmon
Narrated by: Dani Martineck
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $40.01

Buy Now for $40.01

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound.

Wyatt would give anything to forget where he came from—but a kingdom demands its king.

In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft…don't. Wyatt's betrothal to his best friend, fae prince Emyr North, was supposed to change that. But when Wyatt lost control of his magic one devastating night, he fled to the human world. 

Now a coldly distant Emyr has hunted him down. Despite transgender Wyatt's newfound identity and troubling past, Emyr has no intention of dissolving their engagement. In fact, he claims they must marry now or risk losing the throne. Jaded, Wyatt strikes a deal with the enemy, hoping to escape Asalin forever. But as he gets to know Emyr, Wyatt realizes the boy he once loved may still exist. And as the witches face worsening conditions, he must decide once and for all what's more important—his people or his freedom.

©2021 H.E. Edgmon (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

What listeners say about The Witch King

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Highly recommended!

This Fated Mates story gave me ALL THE FEELS. From the tender/profound moments like when the super hot love interest, who knew Wyatt before he transitioned, says:

"You have always been you. You just found the language to talk about it."

to laugh-out-loud funny lines like:

"That's enough cis men for today. I would like to cancel all cis men and go take a nap."

I just can't recommend this book enough!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing!

I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am eagerly awaiting the second book.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyable gay fantasy

Such characters! very bi/pan/gay/trans/enbie and nobody was an ass about it. Refreshing! Strongly recommend for a chill read.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jodie
  • Jodie
  • 2021-07-19

predictable, but a great queer story!

it's really a cute story. suited mostly for very young adults. great narration and I love a queer story! something different.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anthony
  • Anthony
  • 2021-07-17

meh

I just was a underwhelmed. this is very much a self-indulgent work, which isnt bad in itself but i didnt really like. plot holes here and there. too many memes used by people who shouldnt know what memes even are.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tyler Coonster
  • Tyler Coonster
  • 2022-01-18

One of the most frustrating books I've read

I couldn't finish this one. The main character was awful, the romance was nonexistent, and the "worldbuilding" made me so furious that I had to stop every couple of minutes. Skip this one.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Hollow
  • Hollow
  • 2021-06-09

OMG!

I loved this book!! I'm definitely going to order a physical copy soon, the story is so compelling and I'm in love with the inclusivity of the characters cast in the tale!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jay
  • Jay
  • 2021-08-05

Hilarious fantasy with LGBTQ+ rep!

This was absolutely stunning, I've been searching for books that remind me of how much I adore reading, and this is certainly one of them! The voice acting made a distinct difference between all characters and narration was lovely.
YA books in my experience usually suffer from over used tropes but there was no queerbating here or irritating love triangles! The main character is hilarious as hell, and the entire cast has an array of queer folk.
If you like fantasy, magic, representation of all kinds, this is definitely the book for you.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Andrew Jay Jordan
  • Andrew Jay Jordan
  • 2021-06-24

Loved it!

This may be my favorite book I've listened to this year. Great story, great narrator, and I need a sequel!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sarina
  • Sarina
  • 2023-01-27

Really great twists and turns

I enjoyed this story a lot. Some parts were a bit slow, but the last third of the book I binged.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for T. Gould
  • T. Gould
  • 2022-12-17

It was entertaining.

There are a few continuity issues but over it was a good book. I enjoyed the story line and will defiantly listen to the second book

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Juno Woods
  • Juno Woods
  • 2022-12-01

Heavy handed

This book had no subtlety, and seemed mainly aimed at parroting wokeness without any introspection or nuance. I was looking to connect better with my own trans identity but found no novelty. The one good plot twist got ruined by the bad guy.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-11-23

Wasn't expecting to like this so much

I found this book to be very fun to read. The MC was a bit annoying, but not overbearing to where it ruined the book. I loved the representation within the book as well, making the characters so diverse is a breath of fresh air, and it wasn't done in a way that felt blatant or random. I will be rereading this one day, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it.