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Snow Like Ashes

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sara Raasch

Narrated By: Kate Rudd

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2014

Duration: 10 hours 59 minutes

Summary:

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.
So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she's scaling towers and fighting enemy soldiers just as she's always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn't go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics—and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
Sara Raasch's debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one's destiny.

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  • Cheryllynn S

    This was my first audiobook and it made a good impression. The narrator did an amazing job with distinctions between the characters. The storyline is interesting but loses me with many questions. I’m guessing following the series will answer them. I enjoyed the world building and character building created by Raasch.

  • Sara Zampa

    I really enjoyed the narrator for this book; she has a way of doing distinct voices for male and female characters without sounding ridiculous (at least in my opinion). It makes listening to the story so much better when you aren't distracted by someone's falsetto or whatever. The book itself is pretty entertaining, despite not being wholly fresh or original in the plot department. The world-building, too, could use some work, mainly because there's a lot of questions that stem from the concept of having 4 kingdoms perpetually stuck in one season, as well as 4 kingdoms that have all four seasons. How does winter grow literally anything? What makes them impervious to the cold when other people from different kingdoms are affected by it? Anyway, overall a great read/listen, and I'd say worth the time if you're already a fan of the genre.

  • kelly mcphee

    I love the reader she makes the story interesting and the book is very good and a I love the reader she makes the book interesting ,good storyline