Length: 11 hours and 13 minutes
Genres: Paranormal, Mystery
Published by MIRA Pages: 376
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
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Also by this author: The Restorer, The Visitor (Graveyard Queen, #4), The Sinner, The Awakening
Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town.
My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I've been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I'm coming to think I have another purpose here.
Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I've discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town, this withering kingdom, and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.
What I thought of this book.
I don’t normally read a series back to back but once I finished The Restorer I pretty much went right into this one as I was curious what the Graveyard Queen would be doing next.
Amelia was in need of a getaway so she takes a job at Asher’s Fall but she had no clue what she was getting into when she took the job.
She is there to restore the cemetery that was owned by the Asher’s, but was donated to the town after their old cemetery ended up becoming a lake. All sorts of mysterious things happen to her while she is there and right off the bat she ends up with a poor ole battered dog that had his ears chopped off because he was once in a illegal dog fight. Others want to just shoot him but Amelia took an immediate liking to him and feeds the poor starving dog and he soon becomes her loyal companion.
When she mentions that she is there to restore the cemetery it doesn’t seem like she is in for a very warm welcome and nobody knows or pretends not to know who the anonymous benefactor is that paid for her to be there. Everyone in that town is strange and Amelia gets the feeling that she is here for a reason other than cemetery restoration.
Thane Asher has taken a liking to her and a crazy (or maybe not so crazy) old lady give her warning to stay away from him. She starts to have some memories of her childhood while there that she had forgotten and begins to wonder if she has some sort of connection to this place. She knew she was adopted and she is curious to know the mystery of her birth.
The Kingdom was an interesting read and centered around one very strange town ran by one powerful family who are very strange. Thane Asher seems like the only semi normal one and that is probably because he is not a real Asher. I really liked finding out more about Amelia and her birth and the circumstances surrounding how she came to be with those that raised her.
Overall, I really enjoyed this and can’t wait to get to the next book in the series! I wanted to listen to it right away but alas I have some others I needed to get to first. 🙂
Khristine Hvam does a really good job narrating this series, I really love her voice.
I don’t have an audio clip for this so if you want to check her out go to audible.com.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Winter COYER