A devastating plague continues to rage through the land of Muirwood, and all hope is laid at the feet of the young woman Lia. Called as a magical protector, Lia volunteers to embark on one last quest to rescue the knight-maston Colvin - her great love - and his pupil, the alleged heir to the fallen kingdom of Pry-Ree. Undaunted by injuries, Lia sets off across land and sea warning the kingdom of the great plague that is upon them. The arduous journey leads her to the doors of Dochte Abbey, where her friends are supposedly held. However, a fallen enemy lies in wait for Lia, as well as an unbearable new truth. The revelation will pit Lia’s deepest desires against the fate of her enchanted world.…
Fantastically epic and at all times engaging, The Scourge of Muirwood is a monumental finale to the Muirwood Trilogy.
©2013 Jeff Wheeler (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
enticing, exciting, integral
I loved the story lines, so close to so much of our own peoples history, struggles, triumphs, and the ongoing fight between good and evil. It never comes by just getting everything handed to the people; character is never developed by living the life of Riley. The characters are well developed and are taken through a series of challenges, experiences, choices and relationships that teach them to grow up and become men and women of good character. The stories give good examples of how character is developed through the challenges and experiences we face in life. I love how the books give indications of gospel truths, principles of truth through out as the fight with good and evil wages and how truth can be twisted and used for evil. Alluding to the growth that comes by learning how to follow the spirit of God, (the medium) and how to discern the spirits that attempt to influence our lives for good and for evil. I was captured by the story lines and the characters.
Loved them all, the good guys and the bad guys, great performance; I was inspired to look into some of her other works, did not care for some of the other stories but I am reading the Mermaids sister. I would look at and peruse anything Jeff has written and Kate has performed.
I am an avid reader, of all kinds of genre, and I will say, I was grateful to read such good stories that let you know the man and woman were going to marry and be intimate, without having to read through or skip the details. I really appreciated the respect and trust the characters develop in their relationships without having to read about their genitals or the sex. I know some people like that kind of thing, and I am not a prude, but I prefer the stories without having to enter into the bed chamber. I would recommend these books to my nephews and nieces for reading as well, I believe they would enjoy them.
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A bit of a disappointment after the second book. I really enjoyed the first half of this book. I found the ending a bit forced. Kat Rudd does a good job in the narration. Obviously worth the read if you have read the first two books.
This series, unlike so many, got better with each installment. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, the ending - I even thought the narrator improved from Book 1 to Book 3. Five stars - an author and series I HIGHLY recommend.
it does wear a bit thin on the religious side, despite my supporting the allegory in volume 1. The battle between good and evil and lost souls is saved by good narration but is somewhat overdone. at times. The ceremonial nature is a bit Mormon or Masonic, don't see those words together in a sentence but once in a millennium. I listened to them in order but was ready for the tale to end. It was well done and I do not regret the time spent but perhaps editing done a few hours or a few hundred pages would have made it more engaging.
I thought I was going to be upset with the ending, because of all that Lia has been through from book 1 all the way through to book 3. I got to a certain point in the book and I kept putting off the ending because I just new that it was going to be bad, but I was surprised. I finally went ahead and finished listening to it. I kept asking myself what if, wonder if, what happened, and I was happy I finished the book. I don't want to give anything away, but I do want to say its worth the read/listen....stick with it you will be happy you did. Narrator is phenomenal. I love everything Kate Rudd has narrated. She does the accents and the male voices totally believable and she also makes the voices sound different so you can tell they are different genders and people. Very important to me in order to enjoy an audiobook.
I love books! I have been reading since I learned how and have found so many genres that I cant live without! There's nothing better than loosing yourself in a good book and I cant wait to get my next one.
I have shed actual tears, laughed out loud, and felt a myriad of other emotions on Lea's journey. This series is hands down one of my favorites and will be passed down to my grandchildren when they come into the world. Thank you for this masterful example of storytelling Jeff Wheeler. Thank you.
I enjoyed the first book though I thought it was a little slow. Then I read the second book and it began to get more interesting. However by the third book I began to loose interest and hot frustrated. You see the thing I enjoy most about a story like this is the strong main character. I get into a character and empathize with their struggles. But Lia's struggle was just the same thing over and over it was yoo easy yo predict that Lia would be tested with this choice and that. In the end it began to always result with Lia picking the hardest most self sacrificing option. It grew dull whats worse is Lia more human in the beging but as the story progressed she became more like a puppet to the medium. I felt like the medium was truly the main character. How interesting is a diety character? Not very in my opinion. what makes a character enjoyable and relatable is their flaws their humanity. So my biggest complaint is that my strong independant hero became an obedient, uninteresting, follower.
It was unremarkable. Pleasant bedtime listening but not memorable. There were some very strange accents and not all were easy to understand.
"A fitting end to an amazing trilogy."
The story so immersive, the characters so familiar and real means you live this story from beginning to end. I miss Lia, Pasqua, Soa all of them and am a little less for their loss.
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