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The Banished of Muirwood Audiobook

The Banished of Muirwood: Covenant of Muirwood, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Stephanie 31/05/2016
    Stephanie 31/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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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
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    Mrs. H. L. Rider 04/04/2016
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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
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    Aileen Howell 04/07/2016
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kadnezia 26/09/2015
    Kadnezia 26/09/2015
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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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  • Brittany L.
    09/09/15
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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
  • Pame' Rose
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    23/10/16
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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
  • Patricia W.
    31/10/15
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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
  • Amazon Customer
    29/08/15
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    "awesome"

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

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • vivi
    26/08/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RedWV
    17/08/17
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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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  • Gerald Douglas
    15/08/17
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    "Teenage angst defeated the magic"

    The palace intrigue was interesting or could have been if it wasn't always muffled by the Cinderella whining of the main character. The larger ideas of espionage and double dealing are continually undercut with the mental machinations of Maia. The occasional flashback or false memory would have been better structurally instead of the constant back and forth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela H.
    07/08/17
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    "Good story poor narrator"

    I almost gave up on this book because the narrator was so poor. But the story was good enough to hook me and get me to listen to it all the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P54 family
    31/07/17
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    "intriguing"

    the story at times was a little hard to follow, but overall I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the next sequel

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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