Enjoy the story brought to life by world class narrator, Neal Arango.
Absolutely loved this audiobook. It had a very well fleshed out world, great characters, some fun plot twists and flawlessly narrated. Super excited for the next installment, and I hope it comes out on audio soon! If it keeps up, this could be one of my all time favorite series, right up there with Harry Potter and the Hunger Games!– Mari (Audible review)
2019 Whitney Awards Nominee
In a land where stories of the Shadow Demon keep children shivering in bed and tales of the Yorel bring hope to the commoner, Yosyph is both the reason for their fear and their hope.
By day Yosyph appears nothing more than a mute tavern-hand. By night he plans a revolution and slips through shadow, rescuing those marked for death by the xenophobic queen.
When he learns that thousands of his people will be sent as slaves to the mines, he must choose—fight the royal army with an ill-prepared rebellion or journey to the land of his ancestors through the deadly King’s Trial. If he succeeds, he’ll win his kin’s loyalty and their help.
His journey grows complicated when he rescues a maiden and enrages a prince, but if he doesn’t return with help in time, the people he’s loved and secretly served will be gone.
Neal Arango was a joy to listen to. I really enjoyed his narration of this book. He had the perfect voice for our hero, Yosyph, and I loved his arrogant, quip filled voice for Halavant. Arango also had good female voices for the lady characters. His jovial yet sometimes deadly serious voice for Galliard was pitch perfect as well. 5/5 stars. — Dab of Darkness review