The Ring and the Crown

by | Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Published by Recorded Books, Inc.

One will rule, and one will serve.... Princess Marie-Elizabeth, heir to the Lily Throne, and Morgan Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second, Supreme Ruler of the Franco-British Empire. With the help of the Head Merlin, Eleanor has maintained her stranglehold on the world's only source of magic. She rules the most powerful empire the world has ever seen. But Eleanor's extended lifespan is nearing its end. The princess must marry and produce an heir. When Marie is promised to the heir to the Prussian throne, she turns to Morgan, desperate for help. The best friends form a perilous plan: Morgan, a powerful magician herself, will take on Marie's face, allowing the princess to escape with the boy she loves and live the quiet life she's always wanted. And Morgan will get what she's always dreamed of-the chance to rule. But the hunger for power in Lenoran England run deeper than anyone could imagine. In the end, there is only rule that matters in Eleanor's court: trust no one.

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The Ring and the Crown

Jennifer Ikeda offers up a crisp, complex narration of a novel that features royalty, drama, and intrigue. Princess Marie is the heir to the throne. Aelwyn is a magician who will serve the kingdom. But both girls desire a different path, so they devise a dangerous plan in the hope of changing their fates. In a rich and engaging narration, Ikeda blends voices and accents to create distinct characters. Her narration alternates from the regal voices of the court to the brash tone of the American and the snobbish voice of the former fiancée of the prince. Overall, Ikeda captures the intrigue and drama with an air of mystery. S.B.T. SYNC 2015 © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine


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