🎧 Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews

November 23rd, 2021 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

23rd Nov

I read the first two Kinsmen books and was delighted at the chance to listen to Fated Blades the third novella in Ilona Andrews sci-fi romance. Sizzling chemistry ignites between these two powerful house leaders.

🎧 Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews
Fated Blades
by Ilona Andrews
Series: Kinsmen #3
Narrator: Aaron Shedlock
Length: 4 hours and 53 minutes
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction
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An uneasy alliance between warring families gets heated in this otherworldly novella from bestselling author Ilona Andrews.

At first glance, the planet Rada seems like a lush paradise. But the ruling families, all boasting genetically enhanced abilities, are in constant competition for power - and none more so than the Adlers and the Baenas. For generations, the powerful families have pushed and pulled each other in a dance for dominance.

Until a catastrophic betrayal from within changes everything.

Now, deadly, disciplined, and solitary leaders Ramona Adler and Matias Baena must put aside their enmity and work together in secret to prevent sinister forces from exploiting universe-altering technology. Expecting to suffer through their uneasy alliance, Ramona and Matias instead discover that they understand each other as no one in their families can - and that their combined skills may eclipse the risks of their forbidden alliance.

As the two warriors risk their lives to save their families, they must decide whether to resist or embrace the passion simmering between them. For now, the dance between their families continues - but just one misstep could spell the end of them both.


Narrated by Aaron Shedlock, the Andrews takes us to the planet Rada, a lush paradise where two genetically enhanced families, the Adlers and the Baenas, have feuded for power for generations.

Their leaders, Ramona Adler and Matias Baena, must join together when his wife and her husband steal their research. Research that could leave both families bankrupt. I loved this Romeo and Juliet tale. Wicked chemistry, delicious banter and kickassary made for an addictive tale.

Seeing Ramona and Matias go from enemies to lovers was splendid. The struggle for each was real, but as they worked together for the good of their families, we see them connect and understand each other.I think each found someone who really saw them and understood the burdens and responsibilities each carried. I loved the snark, the discovery, and that first kiss.

I was worried about the whole married aspect, but Andrews set my mind at ease between arrangements, betrayal and consequences.

Their chase was intense, with plenty of twists. This was a well-crafted & addictive tale. While this is a novella, we get a complete tale from start to finish that left me satisfied and longing to spend more time in the Kinsmen world.

Aaron Shedlock’s narration was delightful. His voice is deep but despite that the female voices were full, husky and natural. I always enjoy Andrews books on audio and this was no exception.

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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. author2sm“Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.

About Aaron Shedlock

Aaron Shedlock

Aaron Shedlock is a passionate and highly versatile voice artist with a broad range of styles and character voices in his repertoire. Known for his engaging and deep, resonant tones, he is the voice of several national and international commercial brands and a rising star in the world of audiobooks. A huge fan of classic and modern literature, he spends the majority of his time buried in a good book, either in print or audio, being inspired by his favorite authors and audiobook narrators with a hot cup of coffee close at hand.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

8 Responses to “🎧 Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews”

  1. Lover of Romance

    I am so happy to see that this one worked so well for you! I just love how they write their stories. Definitely looking forward to grabbing this one up here.