Court of Fives by Kate Elliott audiobook

Court of Fives

By Kate Elliott
Read by Georgia Dolenz

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316364195

The Court of Fives Series: Book 1

11.67 Hours Unabridged
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In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege. Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class patron and dreaming of the freedom of the commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for the fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’ family apart, she will have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

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Summary

Summary

An NPR Best Book of 2015

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Texas Lone Star Reading List selection

In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.

Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class patron and dreaming of the freedom of the commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for the fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’ family apart, she will have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book is amazing. Kate Elliott combines everything I love best in a YA novel. Jes is a killer protagonist, tough and capable, but also lost in her upbringing and faced with impossible choices that test her character and her beliefs…. This book will not fail you.” Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author
“Fast-paced, tense, and riveting. I couldn’t put it down, and you won’t be able to either!” Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
Sure to garner a following of adventure and suspense fans. While highly entertaining and fresh, the novel also speaks to issues of gender, class strife, and identity. Jessamy is an exciting protagonist: strong, quick witted, and smart.... This book is a winner, and readers will be clamoring for the next installment. VOYA
An imaginative journey.... Elliott creates an intricate and intriguing story, conjuring a world of mysticism and centuries-old customs. Jessamy's boldness and impulsiveness make her a striking heroine in a male-dominated land. Publishers Weekly
* "Jes will remind readers of fearless Katniss with her skill and strategy for games. But it's the fascinating descriptions of traditions, royal interactions, and, of course, the intensities of the Fives that will enthrall readers most of all. Let the games continue! Booklist, starred review
A gripping, original plot; vivid, complicated characters; and layered, convincingly detailed worldbuilding. A compelling look at racial and social identity wrapped in a page-turning adventure. Kirkus Reviews
A high fantasy novel that explores race, class, and gender struggles in a patriarchal society.... Jessamy is loyal and strong female protagonist who fights against injustice. This trilogy opener will be a hit with readers who love action-packed fantasy adventures. School Library Journal
Full of high-stakes adventure but also heartfelt musings on identity, family and colonization, this book presents a fantasy world that is refreshingly inspired by Greco-Roman and Egyptian cultures. NPR
“Kate Elliott’s magic and mastery is better than ever. Court of Fives enchanted me from start to finish, with characters and worlds that lingered long after I turned the final page. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author
“Haunting. Epic. Impassioned. Layered. Breathtaking. This isn’t just a novel; it is a coup d’état of the soul. Prepare to be ravished by Kate Elliott’s Court of Fives." Ann Aguirre, author of Like Never and Always

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Author

Author Bio: Kate Elliott

Author Bio: Kate Elliott

Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran, the Crossroads fantasy series, and the Spiritwalker triology. King’s Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist. The Golden Key, written with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, was a World Fantasy Award finalist.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 11.67
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English