Joniece Abbott-Pratt's evocative narration skillfully complements Ifueko's vibrant multilayered fantasy. Tarisai grows into a prestigious role in Aristar, but while her gifts bring change, her mother has cursed her with a violent purpose. Tarisai's pursuit of justice and sense of belonging are beautifully interwoven with Ifueko's explorations of power, society, and family. Abbott-Pratt balances danger and intrigue as Tarisai continues her training, delving deep into the secrets of the corrupt capital. Ifueko captures magic, mystery, metaphor, vivid imagery, and dialogue that build to dramatic scenes and stirring reveals. Abbott-Pratt's richly expressive characterizations imbue a fascinating cast with warmth and complexity, and her expert delivery evokes the listener's curiosity at each turn. K.S.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781094149172 $39.95 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781094149189 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781094149196 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781094149165 $109.00 Eleven CDs
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