#instareview: The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley/Narrated by Tillie Hooper

Posted October 28, 2016 by Felicia S in 2016 Read, 3.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, InstaReview, Reviews / 9 Comments

#instareview: The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley/Narrated by Tillie HooperSource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Purchase

The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley
Narrator: Tillie Hooper
Length: 17 hours and 1 minute

Date Read: February 5th 2016

Genre: PNR, Romance

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she’s not having a wild dream, she’s living a frightening nightmare where she’s been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people and in short order, she’s installed very unwillingly on her white throne of horns as their Queen.

Dax Lahn is the king of Suh Tunak, The Horde of the nation of Korwahk and with one look at Circe, he knows she will be his bride and together they will start The Golden Dynasty of legend.

Circe and Lahn are separated by language, culture and the small fact she’s from a parallel universe and has no idea how she got there or how to get home. But facing challenge after challenge, Circe finds her footing as Queen of the brutal Korwahk Horde and wife to its King, then she makes friends then she finds herself falling in love with this primitive land, its people and especially their savage leader.

More Information:
Publisher: Kristen Ashley
Series: Fantasyland #2

Also by this author: Fire Inside, Mystery Man, Wild Man, Law Man, Motorcycle Man, Own the Wind, Rock Chick, Rock Chick Rescue, Rock Chick Redemption, Rock Chick Renegade, Rock Chick Revenge, Rock Chick Reckoning, Ride Steady, Knight
Also in this series: Wildest Dreams


Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Kindle)
Overall Rating: 3.00
Story Rating: 2.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Narration Rating : 5.00

InstaReview: I had a lot of problems with the first 60% of the story even though I knew it was a cultural thing. It made me not love their love story. That being said I do love this world and the last 40% was the magic that I love about Kristen Ashley’s writing.

Narration Thoughts: Tillie nailed it though… I have the ebook so I looked at some of those words. WOW I couldn’t even sound them out much less make them conversational. She managed to make them feel natural. BOWL ME OVER!

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FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
3 / 5
Story Rating
2.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
5 / 5
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9 responses to “#instareview: The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley/Narrated by Tillie Hooper

  1. I haven’t started this series from KA yet. I sorry the first 60% didn’t work so much but so, so happy to hear the last 40% did! I love me some KA. 😉 I’ll have to think about listening to this just to hear Tillie!

    • The first 60% my problems aren’t with her writing but the subject matter. This was one that I think most people fell on the love or hate meter because you really do have to let go of certain things in order to forgive and move on from the things that happen in the first 10 chapters.

  2. Hmmm….not sure what to do with this one. I’ve come to love her meandering storytelling style and especially her audiobook narrations but your struggling for the first 60% gives me pause. I’ve got so many of her books/series ahead of this one so I’ll put this one behind all of those.

    Thanks for the review as I was really curious about this series.

    • I can say that I think you would have the same problems with the subject matter that I did. This was one that she directly pulled from warrior times when women really had zero rights and were pretty much looked on as property. There are things that happen that were hard for me to forgive. People either loved or hated this book for those reasons.