The McGunnegal Chronicles

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

Into a Strange Land: The McGunnegal Chronicles, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

The McGunnegals are all strange, and it has been that way for generations. They are too strong, or too fast, or too smart, and odd things happened when they are around. The neighbors say they are witches or devils, or have been snatched by changelings. Mothers hold their children close when they walk by, fearing they might catch the McGunnegal strangeness. But misfortune besets them when their mother, Ellie, disappears, followed by their crazy grandfather, but not before he reveals a family secret to Colleen and Frederick - a secret that reveals the source of their strangeness, and also threatens to cast the dark shadow of famine on Ireland. He has opened a portal to the world of the Others, where their mother has gone, and a dark creature - a goblin - has come in her place and is spreading death and disease. They fall through this portal, and find this strange land filled with dark creatures that are crushing its people and now threaten to come through the portal and take up their abode in the world of Men, as they once did long ago. Yet in this dark world of oppression, this poor family discovers who they are, and also what it means to be truly human.

©2013, 2014 Ben Anderson (P)2014 Ben Anderson
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  • Book 1

    • Into a Strange Land: The McGunnegal Chronicles, Book 1

    • By: Ben Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The McGunnegals are all strange, and it has been that way for generations. They are too strong, or too fast, or too smart, and odd things happened when they are around. The neighbors say they are witches or devils, or have been snatched by changelings. Mothers hold their children close when they walk by, fearing they might catch the McGunnegal strangeness. But misfortune besets them when their mother, Ellie, disappears, followed by their crazy grandfather, but not before he reveals a family secret to Colleen...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating

    • By Paul Kennedy on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Taming the Goblin

    • The McGunnegal Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Ben Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The strangeness of the McGunnegals continues to unfold as Colleen begins to glimpse the latent power of the ancient bloodline that runs true in her veins. Frederick also has something within him - the poison of the Goblin Phage that threatens to transform him into one of the hideous creatures of the night. He must leave Colleen in this strange land in order to save himself, and to seek the help of a long-dead king back in the world of Men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read/Listen

    • By Darlene on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Witch and the Waking Tree

    • The McGunnegal Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Ben Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Twists and turns, dead goblin armies and giants, cracks in the universe, phantasms, wishing wells, and tons of high adventure, carry Colleen and Frederick far apart and back together again. Through time and space and between worlds they travel until they encounter the ancient Witch that has ruled the Strange Land into which they have fallen. They find her to be someone totally unexpected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE LOVE LOVE this book series

    • By normaizme on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Hidden Worlds

    • The McGunnegal Chronicles, Volume 4
    • By: Ben Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Henny has been kidnapped by an insane dwarf, and the McGunnegals are forced to do his bidding to get her back. They must attempt to recapture the lost mirror of Mor-Fae from the terror that haunts the Dismal Bog and then help the dwarf on a mysterious mission he says will turn all of history upside down and make the Others the masters of the world.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Celtic adventure with the McGunnegals...

    • By Lidia Chymkowska on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95