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Book review: Robert E Kreig, The Brides of Woodmyst (@robertekreig )

The ascension of the Magi, as prophesied, came to pass, and word is spreading quickly, reviewtoo quickly. War grips the land, innocents are being slaughtered, and against her every wish Alice must remain, and work on the bonds with her new sisters in magic, letting countless suffer. But this is but one of the many sacrifices needed if any hope of victory is possible in this time of darkness. The enemies are many, and their own numbers are few. But just as life, death, earth, and sky must live alongside each other, the four with their newly awakened powers must find balance within themselves, but one is not amongst them. It is known, on occasion for one of the four to seek dominion over the others, when that occurs it falls to those who remain to rein it back and restore order, but with other forces at play this may not prove easy. There are prices to be paid, war is waged, and despite everything they think they know, they may still be blind to the real threat.

Having red book five and six of the of The Woodmyst Chronicles I was really excited to get my hands on number seven, The Brides of Woodmyst. I have come to expect a certain flair from the author Robert E Kreig, and he continues to deliver in his latest addition to the series. Robert E Kreig provides an elegant balance of history, description, dialogue, world building, and character development that work flawlessly with the intricately designed and ever-advancing plot. Once again we are delivered a vivid and interesting cast of characters. Trials and hardship stand before them, and they must rise against them, lest they be crushed. I never fail to be captivated by his writing style, imaginative descriptions, brilliant scene settings and a forever raising stake. Things for Alice began so simply, but things were never easy, but to see her claw her way to where she now stands is amazing, and she is not alone is such growth. This is one book where the characters, events, and plot all drive the reader forward making it impossible to put down.

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Book review: Robert E Kreig’s The Shadow Of Woodmyst (@robertekreig )

Alice Gyfford, Kayl’sro of the Agrodien, and a daughter of Woodmyst, was young, reviewsomeone a person would hardly believe was capable of the feats she had already accomplished. She had more blood on her hands than even the most seasoned warriors. She had protected her homeland, regardless of the cost. Now she turns her focus to rectifying the wrongs of those who were in the position of power before her. It started as a simple gesture to open conversation, the return of property previously stolen, but where it would lead she could not imagine, and the new loyal ally that had chosen her as its keeper was beyond belief, but she will need all the help she can get, there is a prophecy that speaks if the rise of a magi, a warlock, and the time has come for all to learn their place. Join the adventure in Robert E Kreig’s The Shadow Of Woodmyst, The Woodmyst Chronicles Book VI

Robert E Kreig has woven yet another captivating tale in the Woodmyst Chronicles. There is danger, strife, challenges, rising threat, new allies, and ancient enemies, not to mention a fantastic cast of well developed characters who enhance the plot alongside the protagonist, Alice. Alice is a remarkable character, whilst young she is both strong and experienced with a will and passion to do what is right, while also looking after those she protects. I first met her in the previous book, and she continues to grow and surprise me in this one. From the last book to this one, the characters aren’t the only thing to develop and progress Robert E Kreig as an author continues to hone their already impressive craft in The Shadow Of Woodmyst. Vivid descriptions conjure magnificent scenes that come to life before your eyes and weave their own spell of magic over you as a reader  and won’t fail to keep you entertained for hours.

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Book review: Robert E Kreig’s The Huntress of Woodmyst, (@robertekreig )

Alice was the very image of her father, from her looks, to her heart. She had even taken reviewhis old sword and learnt from the blacksmith in order to melt it down and make something more suitable for her to wield. Recently her thoughts had turned to concern, her home was expanding, the forest was shrinking, and soon she worried the trees would be gone. There was one tree, however, she would protect, the one standing in the place the Great Hall had been. It was here she felt closest to her father. Even though she had yet to turn thirteen she possessed exceptional skills, and the more people begin to notice her difference the more they begin to fear. Some fed this fear, while others attempted to assure them that her heart is for her people. Some amongst Woodmyst respected her more than any member of their council. But it was impossible to hide the animosity, they wanted her dead, but would settle for exile given that she was likely to leave without any persuasion. Little did they know an ancient enemy had returned, and Alice is their best, perhaps only, hope of survival. Even if her skills do surpass their own army, can a young girl really protect them from what is coming? Find out in Robert E Kreig’s The Huntress of Woodmyst, The Woodmyst Chronicles: Book V.

From her kinship with animals to her skills with hunting, forging, and leather making Alice will not fail to surprise you. I loved her character, and found her skills and development enjoyable to witness. Robert E Kreig writes an action packed adventure, filled to the brim with conflict, battle, survival, and surprising allies. The Huntress of Woodmyst is book five in The Woodmyst Chronicles, and yet it flowed seamlessly, and at no point did I feel the need to have read the other books to understand events. There’s a good sense of world building, complete with feuds, legends, and myths, and a very realistic cast of characters who act and respond appropriately. Their attitudes and actions serve to add depth, and whilst you’ll find yourself frustrated with choices made you’ll also understand them. This character-driven story will keep you on the edge of your seat as Alice faces overwhelming odds.

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