When banished Princess Maia is captured by her father and threatened with execution, it appears that all is lostuntil the people rise in rebellion against their king Suddenly, the cast aside royal finds herself crowned the first Queen of Comoros But enemies appear on all sides as her fathers conniving supporters assemble a new army against the fledgling ruler While Maia struggles to keep the peace within her own walls, she rushes to form historical alliances with her neighboring kingdoms against an impending invasion of the ruthless Naestorsled by the cruel Corriveauxwho will destroy anyone Maia loves in order to ruin her kingdom and prevent the mastons from regaining power.Realizing that Muirwood Abbey is once again her only hope for survival, Maia gathers her people there for protection When she discovers an adversary greater than shes ever known, she must use all the magic, strength, and wisdom gained from her lifes trials to prevent the Void that would bring destruction to herself, her true love, and the entire kingdom....
|Title||:||The Void of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 3) (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||47North 27 Oktober 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||479 Pages|
|File Size||:||589 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Void of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 3) (English Edition) Reviews
The ultimate victory of compassion over hate and force. Well told and well worth recommending to younger readers of historical fantasy.
Nachdem Buch 2 mehr einen Lückenfüller zwischen den beiden Büchern war, kommt bei Buch 3 die Handlung und somit auch die Spannung zurück. Es gelingt dem Autor sehr gut die Geschichte stets unvorhersehbar zu halten und damit wollte ich das Buch gar nicht aus der Hand legen. Eine klare Leseempfehlung.Was mich jedoch irritiert hat ist, dass in der ursprüngliche Beschreibung des Buches von Magie die Rede war, während es immer deutlicher klar wurde, dass es sich hierbei um eine extrem starke Anlehnung an den christlichen Glauben handelt. In unserer heutigen Welt halte ich die Vorstellung eine Religion als die einzig wahre zuzulassen und andere Abwandlungen davon als Irrglauben zu betrachten als gefährlich.Auf Grund dieser Darstellung werden auch alle Anhänger der Dochte Mandar als abgrundtief böse und fanatisch dargestellt, während die Hauptfiguren um Maia herum zutiefst gut und barmherzig beschrieben werden. Sämtliche Charaktereigenschaften, die davon abweichen werden als "vom rechten Weg" abgekommen angesehen und die entsprechenden Charaktere entwickeln sich in der Regel zu einer geläuterten Person. Dies hat zur Folge, dass fast ausnahmslos alle Personen ihre Einzigartigkeit verlieren und als letzter interessanter und "menschlicher" Charakter der Kishion zurückbleibt. Schade, selbst Feint passt sich in dem Einheitsbrei der Barmherzigkeit an. Ein wenig mehr menschliche Fehler hätten den Charakteren vielleicht mehr Tiefe verliehen.
Jeff Wheeler is a gifted & inspired author. Although each of the Muirwood books are historical, fantasy fiction, I recognize much of the wisdom written by the Aldermastons and mastons in their tomes as coming from Jewish and Christian teachings. In this book, particularly, I notices several nearly word for word quotes from the psalms, proverbs and book of wisdom. The story is gripping, only few dull moments, when I was anxious to get past the required narrative to find out what happened to the character. Maia is an inspiration, not only to her people, but also as an example of how each of us should treat others. Collier represents to me a person who although unenlightened, power hungry and overly ambitious, willing to do whatever is necessary to get what he wants, is able to recognize the error of his ways, develop the excellent parts of his character while changing the others, becoming a better person an ruler in the process. With age comes wisdom, I guess. Mia is an excellent role model for all girls and women. Although there is violence, it is not overly graphic. As for sexual content, there is true love and attraction, among several of the characters, without involving graphic sex, just the rightful allusion of it as a natural course of marriage. Entertaining, morally upright tale! Way to go, Jeff!!! I am now going to search for another of your series to read.
Ratings:Profanity: noneViolence: moderateSex: none, some kissingAge appropriate for 12 and up.This book concludes Maia's story. As her world goes from bad to worse, she is rescued by unexpected heroes and events. She struggles to trust the "medium" when it leads her away from her dreams and keeps her from her true love.I always enjoy reading Wheeler's books. They have plenty of action and enough romance to keep me going. He's heavy on the "telling" sometimes and uses passive voice a bit too much but a great story teller anyway.I especially appreciate that he ties up the loose ends and leave you feeling good. I totally recommend this series.
The book continued with the amazing story line on which “The ciphers of Muirwood” ended and then ..too much politics and too little action. It was good to read about the rapport that Maia built up with her council, but in my honest opinion, we could have had less of it – the book became a little bit boring to me at one stage. But then..Jeff Wheeler pulled it all back again and bang! Epic fantasy deluxe. I laughed, I cried and I certainly sat on the edge of my seat. It became a story more than worthy of Muirwood and I fell in love with Jeff’s writing all over again. A marvellous happy ending!
To be honest, I have been very pleased with Jeff Wheeler and his stories. I came across his work by chance. I was looking for something new because other authors were between books at the time. What a great find for me! I truly look forward to his next book or series.The Muirwood series was written well and really brought the story to the conclusion that it deserved. Throughout the series, I found myself invested into the characters. Really connecting with the story. When that happens for me, I know that I have found something worth reading.Mr. Wheeler, if you happen to read this, please continue to do the work you do. Thank you.
This is the conclusion of the Muirwood trilogy. Mia has to fulfill her destiny by opening the apse veil. Her problems don't end there. She now has to deal with the evil Victus who use the Kytrels to control the medium. She must put her total faith in the medium and trust unusual allies. This is a much better book than #2 of this trilogy and worth the read. It reads like it was not meant to be published - it feels rough, The relationship between Collier and her does not make any sense. When did they build this love? More time should have been spent on character building - the people are either good or bad no in between or shades of grey. The story is good but could be better