Royal Bastards

  • by Andrew Shvarts
  • Narrated by Brittany Pressley
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At 16 Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children.
Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana's uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead - with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart - if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey.

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Enjoyable and fresh

If you could sum up Royal Bastards in three words, what would they be?

I think Royal Bastards is fresh, fun, fast-paced


What was one of the most memorable moments of Royal Bastards?

There were a number of surprising twists and moments in this book. Some were heart breaking while others were really funny.


Have you listened to any of Brittany Pressley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I loved the narrators voice and will be listening out for more audiobooks with her reading them.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was tempted to listen even not in my dedicated listening times.


Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next one.

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- Lis

fantastic audio book

This was my first audio book and wow. I loved it. fantastic story. fantastic narrator
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- michelle wain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books