Behind the Mic: On A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown, Read by A.J. Beckles and Jordan Cobb
Jo Reed and Emily Connelly Discuss a New YA Fantasy Inspired by West African Folklore
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the complex fantasy centered around Crown Princess Karina and Malik, who comes to her desert city seeking refuge and is swept up in a deadly competition. Cobb’s strong voice captures the ferocity of Karina’s actions as she attempts to assert herself in a new position of power. Beckles highlights Malik’s anxiety and love for his family. Both Malik and Karina are desperate to be reunited with lost family members and will do whatever it takes — though they each struggle with growing attraction to one another, even as they attempt to destroy one another.
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