Herald of Shalia 4 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Sebastian Frost created a territory where demihumans lived peacefully.
Whether they were a snake-haired gorgon, a colorful slime woman, or a 15 feet tall Oni, they were free to live peacefully in Pluma Territory. For many of the creatures, living peacefully was something they never dared even dream of, so it was only natural that they traveled from all over the continent to reach his territory.
If only the humans would let them.
Sometimes it was guards in a neighboring territory killing them for sport, sometimes it was a village stealing all of their supplies, and sometimes it was slavers attempting to profit. But the humans just had to make things difficult.
Frost decided to make examples of them. It worked. Maybe too well as the Herald of Ziralia could no longer allow Frost to act with impunity.
The man was finally traveling to Blackwater with his 2,000 personal guards, and it didn't feel like he was interested in resolving things peacefully.
Herald of Shalia is a fun fantasy, light LitRPG/Gamelit by Tamryn Tamer and contains attention starved elves, giant Oni women, naughty princesses, foxy madams, foul language, and completely over the top love making. You've been warned.
- Click above for unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
- One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection — yours to keep (you'll use your first credit now).
- You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
- $14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel online anytime.
People who viewed this also viewed
People who bought this also bought
Related to this topic
|Listening Length||12 hours and 43 minutes|
|Narrator||Amber Lee Connors, Kieran Flitton|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 13, 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,443 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#233 in Horror Fiction
#445 in Dark Fantasy
#574 in Epic Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
In short: Books 1-3 were focused mostly on Frost and his (crazy over-the-top) relationships, with a bit of politics and world-building. Book 4 is mostly about the politics happening around Frost, with a bit of his relationships thrown in for fun. Personally, I'm glad to see this, as it opens up the world to a much broader set of possible storylines and future books.
Our favorite foul-mouthed Slade is back, with Hestia of course, and we learn one important thing: do NOT mess with Hestia. Just... don't. You've been warned. And so has everybody else now, much to their dismay.
A major plot line in book 4 is Brynn's interaction with a new enemy of Frost's... and why. The reader is *almost* convinced that... nope, won't spoil it. She get spanked for her actions in the end, so all's well.
Oh, anybody who read my review of Book 3 couldn't help but notice my comments about Frost's mother-in-law, Cassie. As a bit of fun, I can't resist including one of my favorite LOL passages from the book:
“Fine,” Lysandra said. “But he’s mine.”
“I know,” Cassia sighed as she buried her face in Frost’s neck. "He’s yours. Who would want to take such an awful husband anyway?”
“An awful mother,” Lysandra grumbled.
The end of Book 4 ties up a lot of the threads from Books 1-3 quite nicely. If the series ended here (goodness, i certainly hope not!), it would NOT be on cliffhanger, which is a nice change from many authors. At the same time, there are so many obvious possible directions to go now... and certainly even more non-obvious ones, depending on the author's whims.
Here's hoping for the next book soon. I want to see Lysandra and Frost's child born... and maybe a few others. (with Brynn? Desi? Renna? Don't think the mechanics would work for Lishri, but it's a world with magic so who knows, right?)
Till the next book... you'll enjoy this one.
This book starts to give that some direction. It hints at new characters and relationships that may form in the future and takes the existing relationships into new territory in such a way as to set the stage for much bigger things to come.
I get the angst regarding Brynn, but unless you were blind, you could see it coming. Not necessarily exactly what happened, but it made sense. I wouldn't classify it as a betrayal, more a bad set of priorities due to an upbringing completely devoid of what she needed to make good choices, thus a singular focus detrimental to the well being of those she loves. I think the issue most have is the complete lack of repentance. At least she was truthful, which was a damn sight better than she'd been up to that point. From Frost's point of view, she'd probably already suffered enough. Besides, as Frost pointed out, it's not like she actively worked against them, she just made decisions without consultation that put them in jeopardy for her own selfish interests because she was worried it may have ruined her plans if she told them, even though they likely would have gone along with it had she done so. (Because it was some damn fine strategy, if unscrupulous)
Tried to make that as vague as possible give away as little as i could. Point is, for anyone reading the review, Brynn makes a choice that nobody, including the readers, are going to like, and i'm rather interested to see if she continues to feel repercussions from that choice leading into the next book. Receiving forgiveness does not equate to regaining trust.
One issue I had was that at the end if the story he wasn't as upset as I thought he would be by being manipulated by Shalia and all the others. He seemed much too blasé about her using him and the people he cared about without his knowledge.
Edit 2: A second rather large plot hole is that during the scene where Brynne executes Herald Law, she says the king gave her the authority to do so because he was going to imperil the marriage of Fiora to the king of Riliandria. The only issue is that the king had already okayed the plan for Law to force Frost to kill the king of Riliandria. Which on its face is imperiling the marriage because you can't marry a dead guy. Why would the king care about imperlling the marriage now even he obviously didn't care before? A pretty big issue because it is what makes it possible for Brynne to kill Law in the first place.