🎧 Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett #HeatherFawcett @Pottell @DoddsAndEnds @DelReyBooks @PRHAudio #LOVEAudiobooks

Posted January 16, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 24 Comments

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🎧 Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett #HeatherFawcett @Pottell @DoddsAndEnds @DelReyBooks @PRHAudio #LOVEAudiobooksEmily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett
Narrator: Ell Potter, Michael Dodds
Series: Emily Wilde #2
Published by Del Ray, Penguin Audio on January 18, 2024
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 352
Length: 12 hours, 4 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Emily Wilde is a genius scholar of faerie folklore, and has catalogued many secrets of the Hidden Folk in her encyclopaedia with her infuriatingly charming fellow scholar, Wendell Bambleby, by her side.

But Bambleby is more than just a brilliant and unbearably handsome scholar. He's an exiled faerie king on the run from his murderous mother, in search of a door back to his realm.

By lucky happenstance, Emily's new project, a map of the realms of faerie, will take them on an adventure to the picturesque Austrian Alps, where Emily believes they may find the door to Bambleby's realm, and the key to freeing him from his family's dark plans.

But with new friendships for the prickly Emily to navigate and dangerous Folk lurking in every forest and hollow, Emily must unravel the mysterious workings of faerie doors, and of her own heart.

After reading the first book in the Emily Wilde series, I knew I wanted more.  Emily is a great character with strong ideas and skills.  She and Wendell have decided to go on a search for the door to his homeland.  But his step-mother is trying to assassinate him so that slows them down.  Wendell is ill for much of the story.

Another distraction is Rose, the department head, who disbelieves Emily’s research and is determined to discredit her and Wendell.  Her niece, Ariadne, who has just decided to study dryadology, is thrilled with trying to assist her aunt, Emily.  Emily prefers to be independent and would not work with her except Ariadne is so competent. Rose and Ari coax and push themselves into joining the search for the door, the nexus and solving what happened to another researcher who searched for it, De Grey.

Emily is trying to decide about Wendell’s marriage proposal, feeling she can’t marry him but she wants to marry him. She has a lot of personal growth with developing her relationships with Wendell, Ariadne and Rose. It’s charmingly honest how she thinks of them and her idiosyncrasies.

It’s a wild and dangerous adventure.  Without Emily’s knowledge, courage and ability to work with all different types of fae, things would have ended quickly.   I loved Emily’s quick and measured guesses as to what would work and how to survive.



I am well settled into the current narrators and their voices for the characters.  Their performances enhanced my enjoyment of the story.  I listened at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Heather Fawcett

Heather Fawcett is the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling Canadian author of books for adults, kids, and teens, including Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries, Even the Darkest Stars, Ember and the Ice Dragons, The Grace of Wild Things, and more. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and somehow all include dragons in one form or another. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and a Bachelor’s in Archaeology. She lives on Vancouver Island. 

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Posted January 16, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 24 Comments

24 responses to “🎧 Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett

  1. Katherine

    I’m so looking forward to reading the first Emily Wilde book this year and I’m so glad to see that the audio was a good one. A great narrator can make a book even more of an enjoyable experience. I can’t wait to read it!