Reader's Favorite recognizes "The Treasure of Gwenlais" in its 2016 international book award contest.
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"Readers' Favorite is proud to announce that "The Treasure of Gwenlais" by M.T. Magee is a Finalist in the Romance -Fantasy/Sci-Fi category in our 2016 International Book Award Contest."
[A Young Adult, Medieval epic fantasy romance, inspired by Gaelic history and folklore. Author M.T. Magee, inspired by her Scottish heritage and her husband's Irish lineage, lovingly weaves a tale that whispers of mystical Gaelic kingdoms.]
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International Amazon Bestseller
Voted #1 Best fantasy romance (not urban) and #1Best First Book in a Fantasy Sci -fi series on Listopia
Silver Medal Winner of Ireland's Drunken Druid Award
"First Novel" Finalist in the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards
Readers' Favorite Finalist Book Award for Fantasy/Sci-fi Romance 2016 -
Chosen by Book Works for "Book of The Week".
Mary Anne Yarde's writing blog I love historical fiction. I love fantasy fiction too.
The Treasure of Gwenlais : The Rienfield Chronicles Book 1
by M.T. Magee,combines both genres.
Prince Caleb of Heathwin, longs for peace and security for his kingdom and he has secured a fragile alliance between his people and these mysterious creatures.
But dark forces move against this delicate alliance.Unexpectedly a tribe of Rabkin attack a small defenseless village in the neighbouring kingdom of Gwenlais. These Rabkin are different from the others -they have no respect for life or for death - and they bear different markings to the resident Rabkin tribes. They are strangers, outsiders,mercenaries.
I absolutely adore the world that Magee has created. I am trying to think of something to compare it to - think of the dramatic backdrop of Game of Thrones, a pinch of Narnia, a dash of Lord of the Rings and a very large splash of the greatest romance you have ever read and you may be getting somewhere. Actually, I don't think even that description gives it justice. Dare I say...this book is an original?? If there is such a thing.
I am so glad I took a chance and read Chapter 1. What an adventure I would have missed out on if I had passed it by. Now hurry up, Magee, and write book 2. I want to find out what happens next!
Reviewed by Brittney Rossie for Readers' Favorite The Treasure of Gwenlais by M.T. Magee is an epic fantasy romance about a prophecy in which a female heir will unite two kingdoms. However,there are those that fear the prophecy's fulfillment and set plans inmotion to thwart it. The highly sheltered Princess Laurel of Gwenlaisfinds herself reliant on the help of neighboring Prince Caleb ofHeathwin, who is considered quite barbaric by the people of Gwenlais,but whom she has known and adored her whole life. In the fight to thwart the many threats on her life - be it man eating plants, highly trainedassassin cats, Lethal Rabkin creatures, or regular old humans - theymust learn to work together and trust each other in new ways as well asalso overcome personal weaknesses and kingdom prejudices.The fantasy elements were uniquely imaginative and added something extra to what would have been an enjoyable medieval Celtic romance. Thefantasy elements create unusual twists and turns to the journey thatPrincess Laurel and Prince Caleb must take in order to fulfill theprophecy. I particularly loved the bantering dialogue between many ofthe characters. Magee has great insight into people and humor. She hascreated lovable characters that suck you into the Kingdoms of Gwenlaisand Heathwin, and has imagined wonderful fantasy elements to create aworld that you won't want to leave.
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From the Author
You will find the Kingdoms of Gwenlais and Heathwin filled with wonder, danger, adventure, romance, love of family as well as betrayal. The people, races, and beings, will beckon you to return and visit, over and again,sharing in their joys, sorrows, tragedies and triumphs.
So my friends, find your comfortable reading place, and immerse yourself in the lives of the warm, courageous, humorous, and sometimes frightening characters, which make up the world of Rienfield.
With warmest regards;