Daughter of the Salt King Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A girl of the desert and a jinni born long ago by the sea, both enslaved to the Salt King-but with this capricious magic, only one can be set free.
As a daughter of the Salt King, Emel ought to be among the most powerful women in the desert. Instead, she and her sisters have less freedom than even her father's slaves...for the Salt King uses his own daughters to seduce visiting noblemen into becoming powerful allies by marriage.
Escape from her father's court seems impossible, and Emel dreams of a life where she can choose her fate. When members of a secret rebellion attack, Emel stumbles upon an alluring escape route: her father's best-kept secret-a wish-granting jinni, Saalim.
But in the land of the Salt King, wishes are never what they seem. Saalim's magic is volatile. Emel could lose everything with a wish for her freedom as the rebellion intensifies around her. She soon finds herself playing a dangerous game that pits dreams against responsibility and love against the promise of freedom. As she finds herself drawn to the jinni for more than his magic, captivated by both him and the world he shows her outside her desert village, she has to decide if freedom is worth the loss of her family, her home and Saalim, the only man she's ever loved.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 41 minutes|
|Author||A S Thornton|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||24 February 2021|
|Publisher||CamCat Publishing, LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 165,038 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1,992 in Fantasy Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
4,791 in Epic Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
18,320 in Fantasy Romance (Books)
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Emel is a daughter of the cruel Salt King. Trained in the art of seduction, Emel and her sisters are bound by the brutality of their father to flirt, seduce and wed the many rich suitors whom seek an alliance. Emel craves freedom from the despicable life she's been delt, but suitors are always unsatisfied and wed another of her sisters. Daughter of the Salt King is an unforgettable, intimate and delicate tale of tyranny, slavery, power and forbidden love.
Daughter of the Salt King features, but is not limited to, the following themes:
○ Adult fantasy
○ Forbidden Romance
○ Cruel Kings
My overall rating for Daughter of the Salt King is…
This tale was a poetic, fierce and stunning fantasy masterpiece. The cruel desert setting created an enticing atmosphere and the Kings dogmatic laws proved to add spice to a bitterly sweet story. I honestly can't praise this book enough! The passion! The pain! The brutal treatment of the Kings daughters and an impossible love story! Thornton has woven an undeniably deep and intimate tale that will shred your heart bit by bit before teasing your soul with a taste hope. I can't wait to share my love of this book with other readers!
Top reviews from other countries
In DOTSK, Emel has spent her life at the mercy of her culture WHILE ALSO challenging the status quo and exerting her independence just enough to keep her feeling alive. She’s cunning and daring as well as loyal and compliant...to an extent.
As she approaches the age at which she must be chosen by a suitor for marriage or be banished from her community, she clings to the hope of a husband. Not because she wants to follow tradition or please her father - the Salt King, but because marriage will be her ticket to the world outside. To her freedom.
Chaos erupts toward the beginning of the story and Emel’s choice to boldly observe the mess instead of running to safety changes her course completely. Her open-heartedness allows her to experience the magic of tender affection, satisfying adventure, and an opportunity for everything she’s always wanted.
But there are costs. Steep, painful, gut-wrenching costs. And this is the story of a young woman’s navigation of those choices on her path to self-worth and fulfillment.
I really enjoyed this book! Emel’s character and the hurdles she faces (both internal and external) were incredibly relatable. There was one chapter...15...where I found myself highlighting every other paragraph. I was like, “WOW, this is such a rich story.”
There’s sensual romance. (It’s an adult fantasy romance). There’s darkness. There’s ugliness. There’s complicated family dynamics. Conflict, beautiful scenery, hope, friendship, tenderness, pain, hard choices, internal strife, and magic.
It really got me thinking deeply. Am I willing to pay the cost of my desires? Where is the line between bravery and foolishness? Am I open to the magic around me?
So many twists and turns leading you deeper into the story. The characters were real and relatable, and the relationship was heartbreaking.
I can't wait for the next book!