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The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood Book 1) by [Wheeler, Jeff]
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Book 1 of 3 in Legends of Muirwood (3 Book Series)
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 306 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #960 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Overall I liked the story of the trilogy which was why I read them all, but I felt that the character construction was quite poor, with several of the characters changing their behavior suddenly to suit the plot and with several moments where they acted out of character for the sake of making a scene happen in a certain way. the slightly cheesy ending with the needless and unrealistic conversation between characters to tie up why they had to do it the unrealistic way for the sake of the plot: 'I only did it the hard way because I didn't realise I was allowed do it the simple way, aren't I silly - but if I hadn't then the ending wouldn't have worked'.

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.
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A story of fantasy but in a world very close to our medieval times. A wretched is the lowest of the low but she is loved and is happy . 13 and almost ready to enter the world of adulthood when an injured stranger is thrust into her life. She has powers ( what fantasy novel doesn't ) through the " medium" - an all-encompassing power. She explores this power as she is taken on an adventure which I won't tell you. This book is probably aimed at teenagers but I loved it - as someone who passed that stage some time ago. My measure for these books is the Thomas Covenant series which is still the leader. This story does not have the depth of that but hooked me in and became unputdownable. No monsters. Just a good human adventure which will be enjoyed by adults both young and old. Now where is book 2?
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A very slow start, I almost gave it up. But then the pace quickened and I found it hard to put down. A nearly perfect under-dog destined to change the world story except for the un-subtle fanatic religious tones throughout; the heroines only succeed when they truly believe and trust unreservedly in their 'medium' aka God. The story could be a sermon in the power of religious faith. The fantasy story however, full of secrets is enough for me to want to read the sequel.
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However, it becomes more and more obvious that the writer is some sort of devout religious person, who is writing how they would like the world to be. Reminds me a bit of Christopher Stasheff.
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The Wretched of Muirwood

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.
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It's a reasonable read, sort of good, and kept me entertained for a couple of evenings. It's written from the viewpoint of a young girl, so I imagine I'm well older than the target market. But well paced, good action and plenty of scope for more books to come.
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I was so engrossed with this book. I yearn to find authors and books like this on the Kindle and @ 99p it was an absolute fantastic Value For Money. I have recommended my local library gets it on and I will now be downloading the second book. Lia was truly inspirational and i (almost) shed a tear at the end. I was reading it at work during my lunch break so had to "man up"! The magic was good and believable (not to over the top) and the characters and environments were all excellent. Excited about more books from this author.
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The story is painfully slow at the beginning but it does pick up pace, a story of a kitchen hand, who becomes a hero. She learns a lot about herself and others. The story contains happy moment of a child growing to fit a role she has no idea about. Don't think I will read any of the follow up books
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