🎧 House of Gods by K.A. Linde @authorkalinde @amymcnarrator @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted October 21, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

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🎧 House of Gods by K.A. Linde @authorkalinde @amymcnarrator @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooksHouse of Gods by KA Linde
Narrator: Amy McFadden
Series: Royal Houses #4
Published by Tantor Audio on October 17, 2023
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Romance
Length: 13 hours, 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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On the other side of a portal, Kerrigan Argon lands in the home of the gods--alone. She's lost everything: Her family. Her magic. Her world. Even her dark Fae prince, Fordham Ollivier, has disappeared. She has no where to turn, and no idea how to survive in this new world.

The first kind face in the crowd gives Kerrigan hope. Until her would-be helpers, kidnap and deliver her into a new kind of hell and the only chance to get home--the gladiator ring. Win the gladiator tournament and receive a gift from the gods. Kerrigan is determined to gain that boon to save her people.

In the  Royal Houses series, Kerrigan is a half fae who takes up the cause of the half fae and humans who are degraded and sometimes enslaved by the fae.  She managed to win the tournament and get her own dragon, and become a member of the Society.  The Society is  sort of a law enforcement agency of fae on dragons, to protect the different Houses and their lands. This series needs to be read in order, as most urban fantasy, or be lost missing world and character developments.

It’s hard at this point to review without spoiling some of the earlier books.  I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the dragons and the magic in this world.  In House of Gods, we find there are multiple dimensions accessed through portals.  Kerrigan and Ford end up in a different one, not together, as she is trying to locate her mother for help.  Their own world has been taken over by Red Masks.

Kerrigan had her magic stolen by the Red Masks and ends up sold as a slave in the new dimension, as does Ford.  They finally find each other.  I felt frustrated so much time was with only Kerrigan as a slave which felt like no progression on the overall series arc. They are both in a gladiator tournament to try to win their freedoms but the fight is to the death and the prize is not what they think it is.

I was horrified for them with having their magic taken or suppressed. I hated that they were slaves.  Kerrigan’s fate was primarily “which old man would she be sold to as a mistress” until she showed her fighting skills.  The gladiator fights were fun but suspenseful.  I was excited to learn more about her mother and family in this different place.

Ford and Kerrigan do get back to their own world and dragons.  I thought House of Gods might be the final book, but no, this ends in a sort of cliffhanger, as much as the previous book.  Kerrigan plans to save the world. Next up is House of Embers in October 2024.



I appreciated having the same narrator continue with the series. I enjoyed the performance and rather different voices for males and females. The voices for Kerrigan and Ford are definitely easy for me to recognize. Kerrigan is the primary point of view.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip:  HERE


About KA Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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