Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean audiobook

Empress of All Seasons

By Emiko Jean
Read by Hanako Footman

HMH Audio, HMH Adult Audio 9780544530942

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358329749

  • ISBN: 9781094063621

  • ISBN: 9781094063638

Runtime: 9.87 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winter 2018-2019 Kids’ Indie Next List

In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.


Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit.  As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast. Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With rich mythology and elegant atmosphere, Empress of All Seasons will latch onto your imagination and sweep you along for a magical and dangerous ride. Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times best-selling author of The Testing Trilogy and Eden Conquered“Jean’s world building is incredible and reflects her Japanese heritage, from the richly described landscapes of the animal wives’ home to the city of Honoku to the seasonal rooms. Action, romance, family, and self-discovery are all parts of Mari’s journey...In a genre that is quick to make trilogies and quartets, this is laudable as a standalone that fully tells its story within a single volume.

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Author Bio: Emiko Jean

Author Bio: Emiko Jean

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English