The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet audiobook

The Unwilling

By Kelly Braffet
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Harlequin Audio, MIRA 9780778309406
19.85 Hours Unabridged
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A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride… The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing. As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them. She is a mere pawn to him, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. But outside the walls, in the starving, desperate city, a magus, a healer with his own secret power unlike anything Highfall has seen in years, is newly arrived from the provinces. He, too, has plans for the empire, and at the heart of those plans lies Judah… The girl who started life with no name and no history will soon uncover more to her story than she ever imagined. An epic tale of greed and ambition, cruelty and love, this deeply immersive novel is about bowing to traditions and burning them down.

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Summary

Summary

A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride…

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them. She is a mere pawn to him, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

But outside the walls, in the starving, desperate city, a magus, a healer with his own secret power unlike anything Highfall has seen in years, is newly arrived from the provinces. He, too, has plans for the empire, and at the heart of those plans lies Judah… The girl who started life with no name and no history will soon uncover more to her story than she ever imagined.

An epic tale of greed and ambition, cruelty and love, this deeply immersive novel is about bowing to traditions and burning them down.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Braffet’s prose is suspenseful and heartfelt, making Last Seen Leaving an engrossing portrayal of one dysfunctional family cast into tragedy.” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine on Last Seen Leaving
“What makes this thriller exhilarating is the unexpected strength a clueless but determined mother finds in herself and how much the reader comes to care about her difficult daughter. Each is a missing person well worth finding.” Mystery Scene Magazine on Last Seen Leaving
“Braffet’s skillful portrayal of unresolved grief and shattered relationships will secure the author’s place as a novelist of note.” Library Journal
“Braffet’s eerie writing will have you hearing footsteps and seeing shadows. Be prepared to contemplate these characters’ fates long after you’ve passed the book on to friends.” Marie Claire
“Braffet’s first novel packs a powerful punch, and readers won’t soon forget the chilling, unexpected ending.” Booklist on Josie and Jack
“Braffet uses graceful prose, astute dialogue, and vivid characters to carry the plot to an unexpected and believable finale.” Publishers Weekly on Save Yourself
“Kelly Braffet’s Save Yourself is that rare and beautiful thing—a novel that takes us to dark places not just through vivid storytelling but also through keen emotional force…You’ll find yourself breathless, shaken, moved.” Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author, on Save Yourself
“This summer’s must-read…with prose that simmers and thrums.” Salon.com on Save Yourself
“Braffet writes beautifully.” Kirkus Reviews, praise for the author
“Kelly Braffet is the real deal. Save Yourself is an electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller with honest-to-God people at its core. It rocks the house.” Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author, on Save Yourself

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Author

Author Bio: Kelly Braffet

Author Bio: Kelly Braffet

Kelly Braffet is the author of Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, where she received her MFA. Kelly lives in upstate New York with her husband, the writer Owen King.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 19.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English