Queen of Aparia | Podium Audio

Obsidian Queen

Queen of Aparia

Book 5

By: Shari L. Tapscott

Performed by: Mare Trevathan

Released: December 26, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 07 hr, 36 min

Life is looking pretty good for Madeline Bennet.
She can finally see the magic to unlock the thresholds to Aparia, and her love life is more stable than it’s ever been.
Sure, she and her favorite Griffon don’t get a lot of quality time together. Also true, several shadow dragons are determined to destroy the human world. On top of that, there’s a tiny glitch in the link that even Teagan didn’t expect when he worked his Vulture magic on her and Rafe.
But all that becomes inconsequential when someone steps forward with the power to not only challenge Madeline’s birthright but threaten the safety of people on both sides of the thresholds.
The time has come for Madeline to choose a path. Will the Obsidian Queen claim her crown, opening the thresholds once and for all? Or will she quietly send the shadow creatures back to Aparia and live the Royal Guild-approved life she’s always dreamed of?
Madeline is up against her greatest challenge, and only one thing is certain: she’ll meet it head-on, in high heels and a skirt, with her knights and hairless cat by her side.
Queen of Aparia is the fifth and final book in the Obsidian Queen series. This contemporary fantasy is full of magic and humor, perfect for listeners who enjoy swoony romance and sparking chemistry.



Shari L. Tapscott

USA Today bestselling author Shari L. Tapscott writes romantic fantasy. When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys gardening, making soap, and pretending she can sing. She loves white chocolate mochas, furry animals, spending time with her family, and characters who refuse to behave. Tapscott lives in western Colorado with her husband, son, daughter, and several extremely spoiled pets.



Mare Trevathan

Mare Trevathan (she/her) is the narrator of over 800 audiobooks, recording for Podium, Dreamscape, National Library Service, Audible and others. She is a Voice & Text Coach at Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Arvada Center for the Arts; and teaches Voice Over at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has deep experience performing Shakespeare, but also loves new and non-traditional performance. In recent years, she performed in “Blind Date”-- pairing one audience member to one actor as they wandered the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; directed microtheater in a bookstore and Denver’s central library for OFF Center (the immersive theater wing of the Tony-winning Denver Center for the Performing Arts where David Byrne developed “Theater of the Mind”) ; and worked with architects in Ahmedabad, India creating “dance about buildings''. She’s an Associate Artist with Local Theater Company, where she will direct “UNDONE: The Lady M Project” (which she co-wrote) this spring. Board member, IDEA Stages.