Series: Royal Houses Series

🎧︎📚House of Shadows by K. A Linde

🎧︎📚House of Shadows

Posted on November 13, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

Narrated by Amy McFadden, 🎧︎📚House of Shadows by K. A Linde is the second book in the Royal House series. On completion of the House of Dragons, I was eager to learn what new adventures awaited Kerrigan and her friends. Action, suspense, intrigue, romance and magic awaits you, so grab your earbuds an prepare for an awesome ride.

 

🎧︎📚House of Shadows by K. A LindeTitle: House of Shadows
Author(s): K.A. Linde
Series: Royal Houses Series #2
Also in this series: House of Dragons
Narrator(s): Amy McFadden
Published by Tantor Audio on October 19, 2021
Length: 17hrs 2mins
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Publisher
Format: Audiobook
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One Flame

Kerrigan Argon, a half-human, half-Fae, has joined the Dragon Society against almost everyone’s wishes.
A year of training is required with her dragon.
But first she must travel with the dark Fae prince, Fordham Ollivier, back to his home in the House of Shadows. Nothing but slavery and death has ever awaited a half-Fae in their halls.
Yet something is wrong within their wicked world. A thousand year old spell is weakening. Cracks forming in the foundation. And Kerrigan may just be their ruin or their salvation.

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🎧︎📚House of Shadows picked up from where House of Dragons left off. I had a blast with this installment, which came as no surprise.  Kerrigan has defied the odds. Enrolled in The Society’s training program, Kerrigan is now on her way to becoming a full fledged member. However, she still faces prejudices as not all members of The Society welcomed her.  This meant she needed to work extra hard to prove her admittance to the training program was not a fluke. Her being a member of  The Society place her in the perfect position in becoming an advocate for half faes. Not only did she have to deal with prejudice, there was also the issue of corruption within The Society. Someone among the group was responsible for the attacks against the half faes and humans.

Kerrigan’s faces many challenges in her to journey to becoming a full fledge member of The Society, but has expected she never backed down. She faced each one head on.  Those she could not conquer directly, she overcame through other means. During the course of her training she made new discoveries about her magical abilities. Discoveries, which provides aid in some of the challenges she faced.

House of Dragons hinted at a possible romance between Kerrigan and Fordham.  Things between them heated up in this installment. However, complications both old and new placed a damper on the budding romance.

While I loved most of the characters , there were some I wished would disappear for good. Their bigotry and sense of entitlement grated on my nerves. Frankly, I found it hard to drum up sympathy for any of them, even for the one who had been framed.

The story featured several shocking revelations, but the ones at the end proved to be the biggest shocker of all.  These revelations left me for the next book in the series.  

 

NARRATION

Amy McFadden continues to narrate this awesome series. She brought the story and each of the characters to life through her narration. Her brilliant performance, which enhanced the listening experience, shows why she is the perfect narrator for this series. 

Story Evaluation
Plot
5
Characters
5
World Building
5
Writing Style
5
Pacing
4
Cover
4
Narrator (Audio)
5
Enjoyment
5
Ending
4.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

About K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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