🎧 The Long-Forgotten Winter King by Annette Marie

September 26th, 2022 Kimberly Review 12 Comments

26th Sep

The Long-Forgotten Winter King is the second audiobook in the Unveiled series and is part of Annette Marie’s Guild Codex world. Narrated by Cris Dukehart, the author shares Saber and Zak’s stories. Druids, suspense and surprises await you. The story left me excited about the next installment….

🎧 The Long-Forgotten Winter King by Annette Marie
The Long-Forgotten Winter King
by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Unveiled #2
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 8 hours and 12 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

I thought I was a useless witch whose only weapons were a switchblade and a mean disposition.

I thought Zak was a rogue druid with waning power and an alluring aura that's impossible for me to resist.

And I thought my fae familiar was a harmless shape-shifter who chose me because I'm "mildly interesting".

But nothing is what I thought. Nothing is what it seems. Including me.

I need answers, and I need them fast - before I sink any deeper in the quagmire of secrets I've fallen into.

The Crystal Druid's. The Winter King's.

magical ROMANCE smartfunny urban

Somehow I missed this and the next audiobook and immediately set out to catch up. I have listened to all the books in the Guild Codex and was excited to dive in. I thought this would be Zak’s story and in some ways it was, but we get Saber’s story, too.

For Saber, life has not been easy. Her parents were murdered, and Zak, the Crystal Druid who she knew previously is keeping secrets. Saber, despite being on probation, is determined to solve her parents’ murders, and for reasons unknown, Zak has joined her.

This was such an exciting instalment. I loved getting Saber and Zak’s backgrounds. Druids are a favorite of mine (thank you, Kevin Hearne) and I was eager to journey with them.

I loved the chemistry between them, which has teased us from the start. Their banter and barbs only seem to ignite the flames. They will need to trust each other. Saber holds a lot of anger and frustration combined with doubt. She is fiercely determined, though, and I truly like her. I have loved Zak from the start, and learning his story only endeared me further.

Cris Dukehart narrates, and I love the voice she brings to these characters. She brilliantly captures their emotions, the tone of the story, and brings the story to another level of enjoyment. I cannot imagine not listening to these stories.

For fans of the Guild Codex world, I am sitting here biting my tongue. We see characters and places that have me excited, but I won’t spoil them for you. As for new listeners, I think you could begin with Unveiled #1, but recommend starting at the very beginning with Taming Demons for Beginners. The world is full of adventure, suspense, romance, and characters you’ll cheer for.

I have as you might have imagined already devoured the next audiobook, The Twice-Scorned Lady of Shadow, and I will share my thoughts later this week. I am told this will be a four book series.

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*available in KindleUnlimited

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About Annette Marie

Annette Marie

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every single book.

About Cris Dukehart

Cris Dukehart

An award-winning storyteller and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Cris Dukehart has narrated books in a plethora of genres, from romance, science fiction, and young adult to children's literature and autobiography. Her voice, with an endearing mix of sweetness and pluck, can be heard around the world and across the Web in commercials, e-learning projects, and corporate narrations.

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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

12 Responses to “🎧 The Long-Forgotten Winter King by Annette Marie”

  1. Nadene

    Glad you were able to pick this one up. This series sounds like one I would enjoy, just need to find the time.