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 fathers ceaseless need for authority, she was left disinherited and forced to live as a servant in her enemys 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 secretdespite 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 loveseven if that realm has forgotten her?...
|Title||:||The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||418 pages|
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The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood #1) Reviews
The Banished of Muirwood Jeff Wheeler
Princess Maia,18 year old, rightful heir to the throne of Comoros, has been disowned and exiled by her father. Her crime, she was a female and only a male could sit the throne. Females were forbidded to learn to read and write but her tutor, Chancellor Walraven, had tought her anyway in secret. She could also speak several languages. The one thing that could mean death was her ability to control the Medium.
With her is a kishion (bodyguard) who is supposed t ...more
A wonderful, harrowing and adventurous tale about Maia an exiled princess. Her life is difficult, magical, guided and at times mysterious. She seeks to find her place in the world and into her Father's heart. In doing so he sends her on a journey which will change her life for ever in many ways.
Maia is brave, inspirational, humble, graceful, resilient and every ounce a princess. She has a special destiny in store if she is willing to embrace it. With many challenges, dangers and obstacles to ov ...more
A thrilling sad story!
Let me start of by saying that i completely enjoyed the story! It was extremely well written and beautifully depicted! The vivid descriptions of the characters, the scenes, the feelings, the emotions, the situations were simply outstanding! Kudos to the author for such brillaint narration!
Despite of the brilliance in writing the book seemed really long! I thought i would never finish it! The characters of Collier was nice and so was John Tate and his dog! Maia seemed a very ...more
“How quickly we judge each other. How quickly our thoughts condemn us. The Medium looks on the heart, sister. Not the face. You are judged by the choices you make. Not the choices of others.”
If you had asked me what to rate this book closer to the beginning, it wouldn’t be nearly as high. The story was very long and needed a good chunk of time for me to really dive into it, but it slowly made its way to 3-3.5 stars. Wheeler gave great care and attention to The Banished of Muirwood, unlike some ...more
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I’m always hesitant to accept books from authors directly or take books from lesser-known publishers. I have a good reason, y’all, I’m not unnecessarily picky. I’ve had some bad interactions from people who are too close to the books. However, when I saw this on Netgalley I knew that it was worth that risk. I am so very glad that I did request the books and that the publisher also sent me the physical copy of the book(s). (They sent ...more
I think this story might be better if the story construction isn't so damned muddled and confusing. The narration for the audio book also seems lacking.
I really wanted to get into this story except I kept stumbling over how the story is being written. The story starts with Maia's parents, the King and Queen, mourning over another stillborn baby. The King is pissed at his wife and wants a divorce. Except he can't get one because the Queen has done nothing wrong. So the King has the Queen ...more
This is a very enjoyable read. I was unfamiliar with the author, but am interested in reading more of his work, especially about Muirwood.
I especially liked that he utilized real places and languages at times in the book. The main character is the Princess of Comoros, which brings to mind the Comoros islands. One of the rival kingdoms is Dahomey, which is the name of an ancient African kingdom. The population of Hautland speak a Germanic language.
Furthermore, he has created an interesting and in ...more
Maybe high fantasy books simply aren't for me? I feel like every one I read leaves me disappointed or bored or both. This one was no different. The plot was everywhere and the "twists" were obvious and annoying and contradictory to each other. The only character I liked was the dog, and once again we're given this magical world from someone's imagination and still women are treated poorly everywhere! I'm so tired of this.
The world building was decent, but incredibly confusing. Words were throw ...more