Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott audiobook

Poisoned Blade

By Kate Elliott
Read by Georgia Dolenz

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316344371

The Court of Fives Series: Book 2

13.03 Hours Unabridged
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In this thrilling sequel to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s captivating young adult debut, a girl immersed in high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands. Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes’ only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country’s enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal’s life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion … She must become a warrior.

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Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best New Books

In this thrilling sequel to World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s captivating young adult debut, a girl immersed in high-stakes competition holds the fate of a kingdom in her hands.

Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons alike. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes’ only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country’s enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal’s life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion … She must become a warrior.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the best things about this series is that the characters—heroes and baddies alike—are vividly real, their motives and emotions often fierce but always recognizable. A surprise twist and unintended glimpse of recognition at the book’s conclusion shake things up and open the story to all sorts of delicious possibilities in the next installment.” Booklist
“With strong characters and vivid worldbuilding that refuses to oversimplify individuals, cultures, and the opposing forces they represent, this sequel to Court of Fives blends emotional intelligence, passionate idealism, and realpolitik in a plot ending at the cliff’s edge of revolutionary change. At once nuanced and thrilling—a worthy sequel.” Kirkus Reviews

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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/Fantasy
Runtime: 13.03
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English