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The Waking Land

Callie Bates

In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik's award-winning Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates—whose boundless imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir. Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition—powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. Advance praise for The Waking Land "Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent."—Terry Brooks "A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!"—Tamora Pierce "The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully."—Charlaine Harris "A simmering tale of magic that builds to a raging inferno, and hits like a cross between Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown."—Scott Sigler "This superior novel blends passionate romance and sweeping magic. . . . Bates has a delicate, precise touch with human and superhuman relationships."—Publishers Weekly

In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik's award-winning Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates—whose boundless imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir. Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition—powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. Advance praise for The Waking Land "Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent."—Terry Brooks "A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!"—Tamora Pierce "The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully."—Charlaine Harris "A simmering tale of magic that builds to a raging inferno, and hits like a cross between Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown."—Scott Sigler "This superior novel blends passionate romance and sweeping magic. . . . Bates has a delicate, precise touch with human and superhuman relationships."—Publishers Weekly
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In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik's award-winning Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates—whose boundless imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir. Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition—powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. Advance praise for The Waking Land "Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent."—Terry Brooks "A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!"—Tamora Pierce "The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully."—Charlaine Harris "A simmering tale of magic that builds to a raging inferno, and hits like a cross between Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown."—Scott Sigler "This superior novel blends passionate romance and sweeping magic. . . . Bates has a delicate, precise touch with human and superhuman relationships."—Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erin Spencer

Length:

15h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:29


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:06


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:18


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:23


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:24


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:39


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:31


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:27


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:12


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:22


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:16


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:49


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:53


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:30


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:59


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:56


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:08


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:00


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:53


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:36


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:26


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:04


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:59


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:59


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:11


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:57


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:55


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:58


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:31


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:48


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:56


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:21


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:59


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:07


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:37


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:50


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:22


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:50


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:45


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:14


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:01


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:18


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:49


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:40


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:55


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:41


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:25


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:41


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:30


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:38


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:30


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:45


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:58


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:03


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:38


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:04


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:12


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:04


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:57


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:09


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:06


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:07


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:08


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:24


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:59


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:09


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

00:30