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Rising from her humble beginnings as a lost orphan, Lia is summoned to be Muirwood Abbey’s protector and special guardian for Ellowyn Demont, the lost heir of the fallen kingdom of Pry-Ree. After the death of the ruthless king at the battle of Winterrowd, the great Aldermaston and Abbey leader calls on Lia to use her mystical talents to save Muirwood from two new threats - a vengeful queen accusing the Abbey of her husband’s death and a deadly plague threatening to destroy the land.

Amidst the turmoil, a battle ensues, and soon Lia learns the world’s magic has begun to falter. As a blanket of dread envelops the Abbey, hopes are tested, and Lia will be forced to come to terms with a secret that will change her life forever.

©2013 Jeff Wheeler (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Totally ADDICTED

Since the first line of The Wretched of Muirwood I have been hooked. loosing sleep and avoiding calls so the story isn't interrupted

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the fun continues in a fast moving fantasy

Narration is very well performed,with great voice variation between players. Keeps a good story moving with excitement that is not over played.

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Love it

I'm an over the road truck and listen to audio books to keep me rolling. I drove 8 straight hours while listening to this book! I love the narrator, she brings the story to life... I've listened to this entire series and now I'm listening to "The covenant of Muirwood" series..

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Fabulous!!!

So rich and deeply interwoven with symbolism and meaning. I very much appreciated the author's depth of knowledge and education into historic and legendary stories and texts so that he could draw from them inspiration and also make direct connections with their ideas and traditions. Great story, wonderfully told!!!

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Weak heroine

A good story frustrated by a weak heroine. Story ever giving long expositions of her emotional reactions and thoughts. She cries constantly, and pathetically pines for a man who treats her like a dishrag. Same basic story could have been made much better if she had a little more toughness in dealing with emotional issues. As it is, you just want to throttle her and yell, "Show a little backbone, will ya?"

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I love this series

I really love this series. This book was great. I highly recommend it. This series and book has grown to be one of my favorites. it was very hard to put down and not read all the way through in one sitting. I have a new favorite author.

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Second time and loved it just as much.

loved it and all Jeff Wheeler's books. I love the mundane and the exciting. Such an incredibly inspiring journey.

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Bit of a detour but still so good

The story picks up where book one left off but instead of seeing Lia being amazing in combat, we see her exploring her relationships with other characters while at the Abbey. I wasn't too happy with the new girl but I like her involvement and hope to see more from her, especially with her new gift. I'm also excited to see how this "end of the world" concept will end. And like always, the narrator has done an awesome job. Even when new characters are introduced, all the voices are unique

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So happy to have found this series!

I adore this series, more than any I've read in the last several years. I'm going to be genuinely sad when I've read it all. Jeff Wheeler has a true talent with storytelling.

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Very good book with an excellent narrator

This was a surprisingly great second book in a very solid series. I usually expect the second book in a trilogy to be weakest of the bunch. This story continues to build and grow, and I was even more enthralled in this book than the first.

While the characters in the book are mostly young and this could be considered YA in some senses, the characters are all richly developed and mature beyond their ages. I was drawn into the story, which kept my attention all the way through. Even some of the predictable parts were written in such a way that there was still some discovery and mystery left. From beginning to end I was interested and engaged.

The narrator is excellent. She manages to have the perfect amount of animation and inflection in her voice without being overly dramatic. Each character's voice was distinct. The pacing was also just right.

Overall, this was a very good book that I would be happy to read again.

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  • 08-01-17

The Blight of Muirwood

Absolutely brilliant so much description and twists to keep you compelled. I loved the first one and this just got better can not wait to start the third

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  • Martin
  • 05-19-17

It was over all to soon

The mark of a great story is in how it entwines you, making not want to let go!

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  • Regitze
  • 06-04-16

a greate follow up

it was a good number 2 and I look forward to read number 3 in this series,,

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  • Joseph
  • 07-02-15

Great pace, a worthy sequel

Really enjoyed this installment, suspenseful but still keeps the story moving. The main characters relationships are but frustrating at first but that is resolved well, so stick with it.