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 review is for the whole series of books.
Lia and Martin
I enjoyed this series very much. Many people criticize this book for many things. Christian references, negative against women, and poor writing. I did not find any of these to be true.I am Christian, so it was kind of fun to have the references, but almost all of them are Old Testament references other than the main character. It's just a story, and God in these stories, is a very hands-on God. That is to be expected in a book about magic tho.The Medium (which would be the Holy Spirit) from what I can tell was neither masculine or feminine. But truly, the evil character was feminine. But also, the main character, who was very strong, was feminine too. (So tit for tat no pun intended)I found it to move along nicely, but I would've liked to increase the pacing in the last book. The narration was absolutely perfect. Kate rocks!!!!!!!!!!
I would say that the love story needs to be a little bit more passionate. But to be fair-- because it wasn't so passionate-- I would highly recommend this book to teenagers, because it is so interesting.I did enjoy it so much, so I am definitely going to check out his Kingfountain books. So many writers nowadays love to take you to the bottom and rip out your heart, for shock factor, and maybe clean up the story afterwards so you will finish the book. This author, however, put a nice bow-tie on the end of it. It could easily lead to a whole new series, and he did not go there that I'm aware of.
Writer and illustrator, gardener, cook and mother... A woman with too many hats to name!
Jeff Wheeler is a breath of fresh air in my hunt for good fantasy books! I really am such a picky reader... all too often I put books down before the second chapter because of poor writing technique, voice, weak story line or ridiculous over-telling narratives. I found none of this here. Jeff's books were very enjoyable and for once I didn't put a book down in disappointment. I really enjoyed the story, the characters and the style of writing. Very well done!
After just finishing the Kings Fountain series and falling in love with Jeff Wheeler's writing and characters, I bought this series and was NOT disappointed in the least! The storyline and characters were intriguing. The suspense continued to build and compelled me to listen till well past my bedtime so I could find out how it would end. I am looking forward to the next Muirwood Series, "Covenant of Muirwood".
I began the series while on a road trip with my adult daughter. I had not expected to like it as much as I honestly did. I sought the second book after returning from the trip and finished the series on my own. I looked forward to each listening session and didn't want to miss a single episode, as though it were my favorite show on television. I found myself transported through time and place where I could see Muir wood clearly in my minds eye at each visit. I will undoubtedly seek more books by this author!
I really enjoyed the way the author incorporated religious lore we know into a new and fantastic idealogy. the crusaders and knights and medieval notions of chivalry take on a vibrant feeling when combined with a palpable magic.
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 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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