Crown of Coral and Pearl

Written by:
Mara Rutherford
Narrated by:
Amanda Dolan

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2019
13 hours 3 minutes
Red Queen meets House of Salt and Sorrow in Mara Rutherford's debut YA fantasy Crown of Coral and Pearl, which follows a young woman from a village on the sea who must impersonate her twin on land to save everyone she loves from a tyrannical prince.

For generations, the crown princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. Nor once dreamed of seeing the mysterious mountain kingdom for herself, but after a childhood accident left her with a scar, she knew her twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the crown prince.

Then Zadie is injured, and Nor is sent to Ilara in her place. She soon discovers her future husband, Prince Ceren, is as forbidding and cold as his home. And as she grows closer to Ceren’s brother, Prince Talin, Nor learns of a failing royal bloodline, a murdered queen…and a plot to destroy her village.

To save her people, Nor must learn to negotiate the treacherous protocols of a court where lies reign and obsession rules…but discovering her own formidable strength may cost her everything she loves.

“A fabulous interweaving of fantasy, politics, and sisterhood—this unusual, tense tale will have you on the edge of your seat!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce
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Capri dragon

Nice storey. Unfortunately the names used are standard to these types of tales. At times got confused which book I was listening to. A good driving listen.

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Melissa S.

loved it.....

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Megan R.

I really enjoyed this book.

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Loved it!! An amazing story and great characters.

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Susan H.

This was a pretty good story. A great world is created and the characters are sympathetic. I can see there is possibility for a sequel that I would be interested in. But it strings out for so long, and says the same thing over and over again! More than once I found myself saying 'Come on! Get on with it!' If Mara could tighten up her writing a bit more, I think this would be an excellent read/listen! Amanda - the narrator - is very expressive and pulled me along into the characters' journey brilliantly. The only thing I had a problem with was too-long gaps in odd places. Several times I thought it was the end of the chapter, when it was just an overlong gap between paragraphs! Now, that could be Amanda herself, or it could be the editor putting too much time in. Hope that gets fixed. Good story. Hope there is a sequel. Worth listening to.

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Katrina J.

It held my attention... enthralled night be a better word. I would like to see a part II.

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