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- File Size: 3572 KB
- Print Length: 300 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612187005
- Publisher: 47North (15 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008EYUJDW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 306 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Also got a bit frustrated with people constantly being brought back from the dead...
A good book for teenagers perhaps, but I wouldn't read this again.
By Jeff Wheeler
There is a difference between a wretched and an orphan. An orphan is a child whose parents are dead. A wretched is like an orphan but they have no family, no relations, no one willing to care for them. A wretched is someone deserving pity.--Cuthbert Renowden of Billerbeck Abbey.*
The "wretched" of the title is nine-year-old Lia, who was abandoned at birth at the gates of Muirwood Abbey and is now a lowly helper in the Abbey's kitchen.
But don't feel a pang of pity for young Lia. She is one of the most enchanting characters you are likely to meet in the pages of any fantasy.
For she lives in a world where a mystical power is present--and accessible by some. This power, known as the Medium (akin to our concept of God) is a vital force in the lives of the people in this world which is the creation of the author, Jeff Wheeler.
Scattered about the countryside are stone images, known as Leerings, by means of which the powers of the Medium can be accessed.
The Leerings have many faces, a man, a child, a woman, some cheerful, some miserable. Others are fierce or kind. And young Lia discovers that simply by thinking a command to a Leering she can make it gush forth water or even flames.
So great is the power of the Medium that the head of the Abbey can halt a howling storm in its tracks with a one word command: Stop!
Jeff Wheeler has created a most beguiling fantasy landscape and one of its most irresistible qualities is the consistent element of surprise.
You cannot cynically anticipate the course of this tale.
As Lia grows up and enters her teens she is led by the Medium from one fascinating situation to another.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anyone who can put the word ['Wretched'] in his title wants a pat on the back.
... Well written, and gripping: if a little slow to start. Read more
Really good read. Bought the other 2 in the series after reading first 2 chapters. Unputdownable... if that is a word :-)Published 1 month ago by Pol
A thrilling adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat. Lia from skivy to someone amazing. Can't wait for the next episode.Published 1 month ago by Ruth newnham
I was gripped from beginning to end. Enjoy! I certainly did. Looking forward to book two, so surprised to find this on Kindle Unlimited.Published 1 month ago by Andrew G Smith
Have loved all of these Sherwood books and will continue to read more by Jeff wheeler.... it's a great escapism to a wonderful adventurePublished 2 months ago by angie g
I was surprised by this book as it is well written with an easy style that draws you into the narrative. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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