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THE CHANGELING (Weald Fae Journals Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Shields
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“There’s Darkness in the Wilds”

The Changeling, Book 2 of the Weald Fae Journals, an Epic Fantasy Saga

It's been only one year since sixteen-year-old Maggie O'Shea moved to the Ozark Mountains and was declared guardian of the Weald, the most sacred realm of the Fae, mythical creatures with sinister powers, who often take the form of humans. Her life has been in extreme peril before, but never more so than now. Her younger brother, Mitch, has been kidnapped by a rogue band of Fae and the demand is simple: leave the Weald and her new life behind or else her brother dies. Now Maggie's on a breakneck race to save her brother, her family and friends, and perhaps all of humankind from a threat more insidious than anyone can imagine.

The Weald Fae Journals continue...

You may also find the beginning of the Weald Fae Journals in THE STEWARD (Weald Fae Journals, Book 1) available on Amazon. For more information about the Weald Fae Journals, including additional story, setting, and character history content, please visit: www.wealdfaejournals.com


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About the Author

Christopher Shields lives in Northwest Arkansas with his family and three dogs. Following what he considers to be his calling, he is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. He loves working with students during the day, and writing at night. Christopher also enjoys spending time with his circle of close friends, playing his sax, and indulging his life-long passion for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 921 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481032992
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009YAVZYW
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #436,509 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maggie and the World of the Fae. 13 Dec. 2012
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Well, well well. I read the first book in this series while indulging in very little sleep. I came to the end of book 1 and saw there had to be another book (This Author should be declared a danger to the public for turning people into addicts).

I started The Changeling or Maggie's story on 10.12.12 an finished on 13.12.12 ( Sorry my American friends, in the UK we always put it Day,Month,Year so I didn't start reading in October as it looks).
Christopher Shields hates me ! He's determined I won't sleep. This book runs smoothly telling of Maggie and her trials, and of those who cause them and those who help her. The magic of the Fae is all around. Christopher shows his scholarship in talking about the legends that surround the Celtic culture as well as that of the Native Americans. Not for one minute does he let that detract from the story as the tension mounts from chapter to chapter.

The end came abruptly for me and was not welcome.I expected a showdown between the bad and the good on a grand scale but was just given clues s to the terrible thing that might be about to happen to Maggie.Needless to say he has the first customer for the third book in the series at the front of what I suspect will be long queue.His books deserve their placings in Goodreads lists and I urge you to vote if you haven't already. This series is a classic in the making and though he sold his soul to Santa ( sorry, dyslexia)he remains an erudite, complex, entertaining and addictive writer in spite of his evil way of not letting me put his books down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The changeling 26 April 2014
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This is a brilliant follow on to the previous book The Steward. It continues the story of the seelie and the unseelie and Maggie O'Shea's struggle to find her brother who has been replaced by a changeling. This is a fast moving book with many surprises and ends leaving you wanting to read the next book in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strong second book in wonderful fantasy series 3 Oct. 2013
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"The Changeling" by Christopher Shields is the second in his wonderful series about the Waeld, a place for the Fae, which has a young woman, Maggie O'Shea, as their steward. Not usually big on Fantasy and Fairy stories I was taken by surprise by the beauty and strength of the first book that captured me with its sweet magic and loveliness. Since said book ended with a cliff-hanger of sorts I had to get the second book right away and move it up my tbr pile of books.
As the title lets on, in this book Maggie has to deal with a Changeling, a Fae that has taken the place of her brother Mitch, a hostage / blackmail situation which was created to force Maggie to give up her role as the Steward. Maggie's position within the Fae is no longer undisputed but her unique qualities make her not easily disposable. Stronger than she was even in the first part of the book Maggie is however a force to be reckoned with and while she fights her corner in the Fae world she is also part of the human world with Prom nights, girlfriends and romantic feelings.
The book is well written, tightly edited and has some very enjoyable and particularly strong dialogues. The characters have now all come into their own, become more complex and so fill the several plot lines perfectly. My favourite character is predictably Maggie's dear Fae friend Billy with his rather profound philosophical ideas about love, but there are plenty of other well developed ambiguous and possibly deceitful characters that make this a rather gripping and engaging read. Although you can guess from the title of the forthcoming book where the story might go it never becomes dull for a minute.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The sequel takes the story to a whole new level. 23 May 2013
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I am really enjoying this series. I regret reading it before the third book was published, because I don't like waiting to continue a series this good. (and those endings are a killer) Luckily, The Aetherfae, #3, is coming in a few weeks.

The direction of this story is 100% unpredictable. Shields writes a masterfully woven tale of god-like supernatural villains and heroes, and its often impossible to discern one from the other.

The Fae of the Weald are dangerous, powerful and treacherous creatures. Its all Maggie can do to maintain day by day, hour by hour, amidst the intricate Fae rules, politics, and unknown pitfalls awaiting her every misstep. And of course, she has to figure out where they took her brother before he wastes away to death.

Maggie's brother has been stolen and replaced for a Changeling, and the clock is ticking, as both Fae and the boy are dying, their fates tied together. And who can Maggie trust? Her friends at school are unwittingly dangerous, with their lack of control over their thoughts and words. The Unseelie would have her dead in an instant, and the Seelie, her supposed allies, are potentially her most dangerous enemies.

Maggie must learn to harness her phenomenal abilities, secret away the full extent of her power from the Fae who surround her every minute, and protect her brother and family from the whims of these callous, deadly creatures.

A very intense read. Don't start this book unless you have the time to finish it in one sitting.
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