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    Evil returns to Pelenor. The court of shadows will reign. The revolution has begun.

    Dimitri raised Saradon willingly; but now he realises that time, hate, and the darkest of magics have twisted a revolutionary into an evil that seeks dominion over all. Dimitri is bound to Saradon’s cause, no matter the abhorrent acts Saradon already commits.

    The dwarven realm of Valtivar shall be the first to fall to the feral scourge of goblins, followed by the crumbling kingdom of Pelenor, unless Dimitri can somehow twist his orders to avert the death of both nations before it is too late.

    Harper is thrust into the middle of the conflict when her dwarven companion Ragnar is taken by the goblin horde. But, the hands of fate play a melody she cannot begin to dream of. In the dwarven halls, she discovers her destiny, and her identity at the hands of a goddess-like prophetess. It could not be farther from what she imagines.

    The truth will pit all against her, for Harper holds great darkness within her, but in her hands is the only chance for success - and it is nigh on impossible.

    Now, Harper finds herself in a race to not only save her friend, but the future of Valtivar and Pelenor.

    Will Harper and Dimitri be able to work together to defeat Saradon?

    Return to the Chronicles of Pelenor to enjoy this fast-paced epic fantasy filled with intrigue and shades-of-grey characters who struggle to survive in an ever-changing game of mortal danger.

    ©2019 Meg Cowley (P)2019 Meg Cowley

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    • Reena
    • 07/11/2019

    An amazing story with an equally amazing narration

    The saga continues and it gets better with each book. Dimitri has succeeded in raising Sarandon, but as the saying goes "beware what you wish for". Things are not as Dimitri thought they would be and he starts having second thoughts for his actions. Harper, on the other hand, discovers that there's a reason she ended up in Pelenor, as a prophecy seals her fate.

    This second installment is as action-paced and fast-paced as the first. Meg Cowley has created a wonderful world, with strong, unique and complex characters.

    The audiobook is extraordinary! Jack Voraces has succeeded in bringing to life all the characters, as well as the vivid description of places and action scenes. I highly recommend both the book and the audiobook!!!

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    • Roger Fauble
    • 09/08/2019

    GREAT BOOK, GREAT SERIES

    Court of Shadows: A Sword & Sorcery Epic Fantasy (Chronicles of Pelenor, Book 2), my sixth read from author Meg Cowley. Picking up seamlessly from where book 1 left off, wonderful characters, detailed settings. Very good read! Narrator Jack Voraces continues narrating Meg Cowley’s work & his talented narration & captivating accent added greatly to the book’s enjoyment. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I look forward to Order of Valxiron: Chronicles of Pelenor, Book 3, the next book in the series. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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    • trufriends
    • 08/08/2019

    absolutely love

    absolutely love the story and the narrator. Looking forward to listening to the third book.

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    • Bryan Spencer
    • 05/08/2019

    Good Story, Great Narration

    This is a good continuation of book 1. It is highly recommended to start with book 1 and not skip to book 2. The story is much more enjoyable and it makes more sense.

    Narration is what truly stands out as it brings this epic world of fantasy to life. Making a good story great.

    Note at the time of this review audible did not have chapter titles for this book

    This book was provided for free, however, this is my honest opinion and review of the book.

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    • Kevin Potter
    • 01/08/2019

    Meg Cowley has done it again!

    Here we have yet another fantastic experience!

    As I've come to expect from Jack Voraces, the narration is smooth and elegant, the voices are varied and consistent, the vocal inflections are superb and contextually accurate, and the tempo shifts are skillfully done.

    One of the things I love about reading series is that after the first I don't have to worry about liking or connecting with the characters. If I'm reading book 2 or beyond then I've already done that.

    And this one is no exception.

    Although there are some new faces, only 2 or maybe 3 are major characters, so much of this one is dedicated to deepening our understanding of these characters and even leading to sympathizing with a character that I previously hated for being a complete douche.

    In terms of plot, I really enjoyed the direction of this one. It goes off in a very different direction from the first book but keeps things grounded in the major goings on that are building up to being world shaking.

    There are a few throwbacks to the Caladan trilogy that I found very interesting.

    Now, the book is definitely YA, there's no escaping that. But it is blessedly low on the scale of things that I find annoying in so much YA (contrived Interpersonal conflicts and main characters that are walking contradictions in all the worst ways).

    There are a couple scenes where I felt main characters were being a lot more obtuse/less observant than their character building thus far would suggest, and some of the dialogue was overly on the nose.

    But all in all, I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to experience the next one!

    The ending comes together in a pretty unexpected way. With where the story ends up, I have to admit that I was expecting an overly convenient and/or deus ex machina sort of ending and I'm really pleased that did not end up being the case.

    If sword and sorcery, elves, conflicted villains, and morally gray heroes are your thing, this is one series you won't want to miss!

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    • Oleksandr
    • 07/01/2021

    A great sequel to the great book

    So, what can I say here... Both Meg Cowley and Jack do not seize to amuse me: both the stellar narration and the story makes me want to listen to the book on any occasion: whether it's during my commute or even a short 10 min shopping trip. I've really enjoyed the way author manages to keep a balance between the tension of each story arc and calm, peaceful moments that happen here and there.
    I cannot help but admire the great job Jack did by giving a distinct voice to each character making all of them memorable and perfectly matching their personalities - without a doubt one of my favourite narrators.

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    • Andy Martin
    • 20/07/2020

    Better than the first book

    Just like before the narrator did an excellent job.
    The dwarven realm is attack by the goblins, Saradon shows how crewel he is and some of the main characters have their back story expanded in interesting ways.
    I have high expectations for the next book.

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    • Gorp
    • 24/06/2020

    Still good.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    I enjoyed the second book about as much as the first, although I'm still not too interested in harper.

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    • Donna
    • 19/06/2020

    An Excellent continuation

    Court of Shadows picks up where Heart of Dragons left off seamlessly. As Dimitri's plans don't go as well as he thought they would and Harper realizes the reason she's been brought her to Pelenor. The storyline and characters are very well written and I feel pulled into the story needing to know what happens next! Jack Voraces does an amazing job narrating, bringing the story to life.

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    • John
    • 12/05/2020

    The middle of an epic fantasy adventure

    Some book series you can jump in and get caught up quick. Court of Shadows is not one of these. Having never read the first book, my review of the second book will probably not be very fair to the series.

    Court of Shadows has a kind of Game of Thrones feel with lots of intrigue. I’m certain a lot of readers will love it, but I personally had a hard time getting through it. I kept setting it aside and reading/ listening to other books instead. I did not truly get interested until the last hour of the book.

    The ending really picks up, but it is a bit of a cliffhanger, and I honestly don’t intend to read the next story.

    The narrator of the audiobook has a voice well suited to fantasy, but it struck me as a bit pretentious and overdone. I did not care for his female voices. Were I to listen to more of his books, I suspect that it would grow on me.

    I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.