The Continent by Keira Drake audiobook

The Continent

By Keira Drake
Read by Fiona Hardingham

Harlequin Teen, Harlequin Audio 9781335474933

The Continent Series: Book 1

10.73 Hours Unabridged
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“Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We’ve traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises—but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that’s the crux of it: it can’t be quelled. It’s human nature.” For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of war, a thing long banished in the Spire. For Vaela—a talented apprentice cartographer—the journey is a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land. But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns into a nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

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Summary

Summary

“Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We’ve traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises—but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that’s the crux of it: it can’t be quelled. It’s human nature.”

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of war, a thing long banished in the Spire. For Vaela—a talented apprentice cartographer—the journey is a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns into a nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

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Editorial Reviews

“Imaginative, epic, and unputdownable.” Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Keira Drake

Author Bio: Keira Drake

Keira Drake is a full-time author and enjoys writing poetry and music in addition to novels. When not writing or gaming, Keira is likely reading, napping, golfing, drawing, or spending time with her daughter. A native Californian, she now lives in Utah.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.73
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English