The Jewel and Her Lapidary Audio Excerpt

  • More Chapters from The Jewel and Her Lapidary:
  • Chapter 1 - June 22, 2016

io9 calls The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Andre Norton Award winner Fran Wilde “a wonderful, bite-sized fantasy,” and now you can indulge in the ear candy version of the story! Mahvesh Murad, narrator, editor, and the host of’s own Midnight in Karachi podcast, gives voice to Wilde’s complex characters and brings the glittering world of this novella to life in the audiobook, out now from Macmillan Audio.

Listen to an excerpt from The Jewel and Her Lapidary, read by Mahvesh Murad:

The Jewel and Her Lapidary is available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats from Publishing! From the catalog copy:

The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished.

Jewel Lin and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace.

The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains, and Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she’s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.

You can find the audio edition on Audible or order the ebook edition at the links below!


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