Muirwood: The Lost Abbey by Jeff Wheeler

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Lady Maia, disinherited and banished princess of Comoros, is called home by her father. He has a request, nay demand, of her – in order to save the kingdom from the power of the Dochte Mandar, Maia must find the Lost Abbey and the knowledge it holds. All she asks in return is to be allowed to study at Muirwood Abbey when, or if, she returns from this danger-fraught journey. Her father refuses, knowing her real desire is to be with her mother, who was banished to Muirwood years earlier. Maia realizes she has no choice, and sets sail with her assigned protector, a man known for being a hired assassin.

Muirwood: The Lost Abbey series. Now, I’ll admit, I was deprived as a child and don’t have much experience with comic books and graphic novels (not my parents’ fault – we lived in a very small town in rural Arizona…lots of corn, no comic books). I do, however, have experience with the world of Muirwood, having read the first Muirwood trilogy (Legends of Muirwood: Wretched, Blight, and Scourge) a few years ago. So, when I saw that there was a Muirwood graphic novel, I had to check it out. It is excellent! The story actually fills in some gaps in Jeff Wheeler’s first book of his new Muirwood trilogy (Banished of Muirwood – review to come very soon), and it’s beautifully done. I definitely recommend you pick up a print copy or ebook (which this experience also taught me is a great way to read a graphic novel). There’s a ton of information and excitement bound up in this short story, making it the perfect Apse Veil for you to cross into the world of Muirwood. Know, however, that once you finish this, you will want to read the next episode…

Many thanks to Jet City Comics and NetGalley for the free copy of this graphic novel for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!

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