Troubled Waters : Elemental Blessings

  • by Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Series: Elemental Blessings
  • 14 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of the Twelve Hours series welcomes readers to a new fantasy world, where the elements rule.
Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river.
It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime, ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right. But as Zoe unlocks more of the mysteries of her blood - and the secrets of the royal family - she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court.


What the Critics Say

"This entertaining and suspenseful story is full of lively characters, and the intriguing new system of magic and politics provides plenty of potential for sequels." (Publishers Weekly)
"Filled with vivid characters, beautiful scenery, sweet friendships, surprising destinies, political intrigue, mystery, a slow satisfying romance, and an interesting take on personality types, Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn is a book that just feels good." (Fantasy Literature)


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Customer Reviews

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So very underwhelmed and disappointed with this. It's like Shinn created this beautiful world with a different and interesting magic system and forgot to add interesting characters and a plot. Without giving too much away, it starts off as a "discover yourself" YA kind of plot, then moves into a poorly excited political intrigue (*I* spotted the "twists") with some blatant power abuse. Urgh. I almost believed the romance until the last chapter - really, he "fell in love" with the girly then?

2 stars for the potential.

Audio comments: the narrator didn't really do the book any favours either. The accents of the Cobbler family in particular were jaring and irritating
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- Helen

Very enjoyable

Plenty of action, full of intrigue and a little slow building romance, what more could you ask for?

As a non American I found it a little weird that Zoe was pronounced Zoh instead of Zoey and Darien pronounced Derien but I learned to ignore it:)
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios