The battle has been fought and won, and all have been transformed by the struggle. Imago of Lockwood has become Lord Mayor of the City Imperishable, though at a price beyond his wildest imagination. Bijaz the Dwarf has been imbued with a godlike power and a responsibility he scarcely understands. And Jason the Factor, resurrected from death at the hands of his sister, the Tokhari sandwalker Kalliope, has become the sula ma-jieni na-dia, the fabled Dead Man of Winter. When a beautiful mountebank arrives in the City Imperishable, offering to lead an expedition to uncover the lost tomb of the Imperator Terminus, she stirs up the mob with promises of treasure and imperial power...but what will her quest unleash? Political intrigue, adventure, and all-out war await the principles and inhabitants of the City Imperishable. Through it all, the City may endure, but none will remain untouched by the Madness of Flowers.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012737/bk_adbl_012737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kalli always imagined life would be easier if she could just read people’s minds. But when a freak accident gives her such a gift, her life becomes anything but easy, especially after her best friend is accused of murder.…Kalli’s a shy, slightly OCD, mind-reading fashion designer with a prissy calico cat and hand sanitizer always at the ready. Nik’s a loud and boisterous half-Greek detective with a big, sloppy St. Bernard and a devil-may-care attitude. In other words, Kalliope Ballas and Nikos Stevens are not a good match, despite the opinions of Kalli’s overbearing mother and the rest of her tight-knit adoptive Greek family. So when a murder investigation brings the mismatched pair together and Kalli must use her newfound ability to clear her best friend’s name, how can she explain how she knows what she knows without confessing her mind-reading ability to Nik? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005988/bk_brll_005988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kalliope lives with one purpose. To inspire. As an immortal muse, she doesn't have any other choice. It's part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors - they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life - a normal one. She's spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she's ready for something real. Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly, he's not an artist. He doesn't want her for her ability. But she can't turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It's happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal. Her presence may inspire genius. But it breeds madness, too. Inspire is the first book in The Muse series and is intended for listeners 18+! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046046/bk_acx0_046046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.