Maia was the princess of Comoros, until her father decided he needed a male heir more than a loving wife and daughter. Years ago, her father disinherited her and banished her and her mother, so that he might move on to greener pastures. Yet, when his demands to get his own way go too far, he must send Maia on a quest to save the kingdom. She’ll travel with a hired killer and a hunter and his loyal dog, dodging those who would keep her from her goal along the way. Maia must battle wicked elements, deceptive evil, even her own self to discover the Truth and follow the Medium to her destiny.
I thought the Legends of Muirwood trilogy was great, but, so far, I’m liking the Covenant of Muirwood series even more. I really loved the shades of the true story of Henry VIII that Wheeler incorporated into Maia’s story – even going so far as to have the king’s advisor called Morton and calling Morton’s successor Crabwell. That just makes me smile. And the twists! I truly enjoyed the (often unexpected) evolution of the characters and am excited to read the next book in the series (The Ciphers of Muirwood – release date is September 15!) to see what new adventures are in store. The Banished of Muirwood is delightfully clever Christian fantasy that will keep you turning pages until well after lights out! I highly recommend you fall into the world of Muirwood, and this book is a wonderful place to start.
Many thanks to NetGalley and 47North for the free copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!