Finally, an Audiobook for THE UNBOUND EMPIRE!

I’m absolutely thrilled to finally be able to announce that there will be an audiobook for The Unbound Empire!

For years, the single question I get asked most often has been “When will there be an audiobook for The Unbound Empire?” And every reply has been so hard, because the truth was that my publisher decided not to make an audiobook for TUE when it originally released, and I had no control over that decision. The audio rights for the book sold along with the print rights, so I no longer have the legal right to decide what happens or doesn’t happen with an audio version of that book—I couldn’t even make one myself! It was heartbreaking to have to tell readers who rely on audio that I had no idea whether they’d ever get to experience the end of the story.

But now I can finally answer that question with a resounding YES, there will be an audiobook, and it releases this October!

I’m so excited to share that the audio rights were picked up by my audio publisher for Rooks & Ruin, Blackstone Publishing! You can preorder now or buy it when it comes out from the audiobook venue of your choice!

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I can’t wait to share this book with my audio readers at last!!! Happy listening!

Published by Melissa Caruso

Fantasy author of the Swords & Fire trilogy: THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), THE DEFIANT HEIR (Orbit, 2018), and THE UNBOUND EMPIRE (Orbit, 2019), as well as the Rooks and Ruin trilogy, beginning with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (Orbit, 2020). Melissa's debut, THE TETHERED MAGE, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar Award in 2017. Melissa loves tea, adventure, and the great outdoors, and has been known to swordfight in ballgowns. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two superlative daughters, and assorted pets. Represented by Naomi Davis of BookEnds.

6 thoughts on “Finally, an Audiobook for THE UNBOUND EMPIRE!

  1. I’ve checked Audible for The Unbound Empire, it’s not there. I have the other two books in the series. I was so excited and now really disappointed.


    1. They apparently moved the date to Nov 8, which I’d seen on as well and had been wondering what was up! So it’s still coming out, just on Nov 8 instead of October! Sorry about that…I don’t know any more than you do about the audio release date and have no idea why it changed. Sorry you have to wait a little longer!


      1. Thank you so much for your response. I adore your books, every character has worth and is complete. Your story lines are Amazing and your imagination Astounds me. Thank you for these Wonderful books. I cant wait till the 8th of November, I will await the day and will try to be as patient as possible 😊. With heartfelt thanks and admiration Fiona Trotter (from Northern Ireland).


    1. I don’t actually know! I’d guess that if they’re not out in the UK that may mean that my audio publisher for those books didn’t buy the UK rights, unfortunately. I’ll update the article to reflect that. Wish I had better news and/or more information for you!


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