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The Banished of Muirwood Audiobook

The Banished of Muirwood: Covenant of Muirwood, Book 1

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In a stand-alone series set in the world of Muirwood, eighteen-year-old Maia is the exiled princess of Comoros and heir to the throne. As a result of her father's ceaseless need for authority, she was left disinherited and forced to live as a servant in her enemy's home. When the king invites chaos into the land by expelling the magical order known as the Dochte Mandar, Maia finds herself on a perilous quest to save her people. To survive, she must use magic she has learned in secret - despite the fact that women are forbidden to control it. Hunted by enemies at every turn, Maia realizes that danger lurks within her, too. Her powers threaten to steal not only her consciousness but also her sense of right and wrong. Can she set herself free and save the realm she loves - even if that realm has forgotten her?

©2015 Jeff Wheeler. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Brittany L. 09-09-15
    Brittany L. 09-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I love the Muirwood series"
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    I am so very grateful Jeff Wheeler continued this world. I loved the first series, and when it ended, I felt like Lia's story was unfinished, now that I am finally getting closure on her life and learning about her Great, Great Grand-Daughter Mya I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much, it will be interesting to see what Mya's life will turn into now and how she will deal with her struggles to come. Thank you!!!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pame' Rose 10-23-16
    Pame' Rose 10-23-16 Member Since 2017

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Muirwood is too painful."

    I tried and tried to get through this book. Kate Rudd did nothing to help this vapid set of characters.

    I was unable to make it through one book much less the sequels.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia W. 10-31-15
    Patricia W. 10-31-15 Member Since 2017

    Audiobooks are what keep me going in this life. I read approximately 115-140 books per year not counting my 2nd or 3rd reading of books.

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    "Excellent - read Legends of Muirwood first."

    I was blessed in reading Legends of Muirwood series earlier this year and found it stuck with me long after completing it. I was greatful to discover this first book in September of 2015 and furthermore delighted that all three books would release by the end of October 2015. Frankly, I wish more writers and publishers would take this approach.
    As I said in the title of this review, I think it is truly necessary to read the first series set in this world called the Legends of Muirwood. It greatly enhances this new series and this first book. Why? Because you as the reader will know how and why Princess Mya is being taught wrong doctrine. This first book may be difficult for the more sensitive souls out there because of the amount of suffering that Mya endures. My heart ached for the choices that she made both on her journey and how lonely she was as a child. But if you hang in there through this first book despite all the terrible things that happen to Mya, she does find peace later in the series.
    This is a fast paced book and although I did not always appreciate the back and forth between her young life and the present journey, it is necessary for character development and the plot.
    Also, this book and every other book of Jeff Wheeler's is clean of foul language and inappropriate PDA moments. I find that personally as a Christian there is a great deal of allegory in the story and important lessons. Specifically, when we fail to know the difference between right and wrong actions within the framework of our beliefs how quickly we can be deceived. There are principles to be gained from this book if you choose to see beyond the surface. thank you to Jeff Wheeler for an excellent reading experience and I cannot wait for the last book.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-29-15
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    "awesome"

    I t was very exciting. Remind me of Queen Elizabeth life story in some ways.

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    Lesa from Bethel 09-23-17
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    "unique story"

    I am not familiar with this author but I'm going to try some more of his writings. I never knew what was going to happen next in this book. The premise was uniquewith interesting twists and turns and he took the time to develop the characters so that I'm left wanting to read again.

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    H. Roberson New Mexico 09-22-17
    H. Roberson New Mexico 09-22-17 Member Since 2016

    Mystic on the Mesa

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    "Good story, lackluster performance"

    The story is told in alternating flashbacks and present tense which weaves the story together and is more entertaining than simply a straight, chronological tale. The characters are adequate but none recieve more than a basic development and so are difficult to root for, but this is just the first book. The stories have sufficient changes in direction but they are somewhat predictable. Even so, the plot and scope are grand and broad and offer a backstory that is traditional fantasy, with both a malevolent and positive force, with human pit between them trying to negotiate their pull on their lives.

    The performance is lacking. The reading sounds stilted and halting in too many places, and the male voices are often too similar to tell them apart.

    This is a good story and I enjoyed listening to the performance. I will buy book two.

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    Melissa Ryan 09-21-17
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    "Less Than Meh"

    I almost didn't finish the book three times. The constant flashbacks were somewhat annoying and they didn't explain the magic or the different religions. I kept expecting Mya to stand up for herself. Instead she keeps trying to get her father's approval like a like a woman in an abusive relationship. The flow didn't jive with me and I didn't connect with the heroine.

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    Joseph Grant 09-09-17
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    "Don't pass this up - Great work!"

    Great narrative on a book that is a fantatic start to a great series. If you love sci-fi/fantasy then you will find this one riviting and hard to break away from.

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    vivi 08-26-17
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    "Glad it's fantasy...or is it?"

    Imaginative. i can relate to the heroine as she leads a life of trials and tribulations even though she trying to do good. I teared up a few times. But I never guessed what would happen on the next page.

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    RedWV 08-17-17
    RedWV 08-17-17
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    "Very enjoyable"

    I LOVE syfy and fantasy so this was right in my wheelhouse. Enjoyed the story, characters, ending, etc. Im a romantic so would have loved a happily ever after ending but could live with this one, lol

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  • Stephanie
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    "engrossed"

    I loved this, I was totally engrossed, great characters, and I really did want to know what happened next. On to the next book...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. H. L. Rider
    4/4/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved the story and how it dovetailed the Muirwood trilogy. Nearly shouted, cheered and warned her aloud several times! Mr Wheeler thank you for your dream

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aileen Howell
    7/4/16
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    "Great story which will keep you listening"

    I really enjoyed this book. I struggled initially with the narrator's tone which I felt sounded quite robotic but once I got used to it it was fine. The story is very engaging and I frequently found myself at home after a car journey sitting outside to listen for just a little longer before switching off.

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  • Kadnezia
    9/26/15
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    "brilliant"

    iv enjoyed all the books in the series through audio books just shame the next 2 I will have to try read as I can't afford to buy anymore but will try but otherwise so brilliant to anyone

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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