TJ Richards is an audiobook narrator with a love for diverse LGBT+ fiction and damned fine stories!  She is also an LGBT+ activist, National Co-Chair of the LGBT+ Embrace Network, a Trustee for Q:Alliance and on the founding committee for RoundabOUT; Milton Keynes' Inter Company LGBT+ Network.  A busy woman indeed!

Unbroken- Rise of the Masks book 2

  • Author: E M Kaplan
  • Narrator: TJ Richards
  • Release Date:  October 2017
  • Length: 9hrs 5min
  • Publisher: CreateSpace

No more broken promises.

After fleeing Cillary Keep and fighting trogs in the frozen north, Mel and Ott travel south to the Red Desert to help reunite two sisters.

Rav promised to return to her younger sister, Zunee, who has been left in charge of their family. Trogs, fires, sinkholes, and landslides--do the very elements conspire to keep the sisters apart?

What Reviewers Say:

5 Stars!  I really loved the first book in the Rise of the Masks series (Unmasked), so I was definitely curious as to what author EM Kaplan was going to write about in Book 2 (Unbroken). I suspected it might be more about the mysterious community of Masks – human-like beings with powers of healing, strength and intelligence – from which our heroine Mel came. The story does get into that, but the book also goes into brand new territory by bringing in a second main character from a distant part of the world in which the books are set, a stark desert region very different from the forests and rivers we've seen so far. Throughout the novel, the two stories alternate as parallel journeys until we find out what is going on and why. A powerful theme of natural elements continues, from the gods that are worshiped in this world to the terrain over which the characters travel, a terrain that becomes part of the characters themselves in mysterious and fantastical ways. Check it out!

-Elizabeth Snively


EM Kaplan has written an excellent new adventure for the Rise of the Masks series. Very creative story twists and interesting new characters. I rate it five stars!

-Bob Steele


5 Stars!  This second book of the series picks up the action and pulls you right back in to Mel's amazing and dangerous world. As with the first book, once you pick it up, carve out some time because you're not going to want to put it down. The story is rich with detail and complex. Through it runs threads of strength and hope. Highly recommend this for teens and adults alike. It's a rewarding read.

-K. Cruz