Reader's Favorite recognizes "The Treasure of Gwenlais" in its 2016 international book award contest.
The 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.
"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".
Review by Chick Lit Cafe Nov. 22, 2017
Treasure of Gwenlais is a breath taking novel set in the magical and wondrous realm of the Gaelic kingdoms in the Medieval Middle Ages. It's an epic fantasy romance, influenced by the Scottish Gaelics of yesteryear along with their legends and folklore.The description and the synopsis of the story-line about the "mystical realm of Rinefield" drew me in right away and intrigued me, so I was very excited to read this novel.
Beautiful Princess of Gwenlais, Laurel, is about to be murdered and is looking at imminent demise. Just minutes away from death, in comes Prince Caleb of the kingdom of Heathwin and saves her life.
Extremely fierce Rabkins murdered Laurel's beloved mother whom was the Queen of Gwenlais. Now the Rabkin clan is pursuing Laurel and want her dead, as well.
The Rabkin are a terrifying sort and breed, the humans dread them. They are thought of to be notable, cutthroat slayers, and a lethal power to deal with.
What ensues is a memorable tale of an adventurous journey, full of betrayal, peril, anticipation, romance, love, power and survival.
Laurel and Caleb begin to develop a love for one another even though they live in separate kingdoms. But their delicate love must endure the harrowing things that roll out while the intricate neighboring kingdoms fight for dominance, survival and peace.
Our main character, Laurel, is a delicate victor and a force to be reckoned with, herself.
Her exquisite, intricate demeanor is embodied with strength and resilience. She is a fascinating character within this extraordinary tale.
I, unreservedly, love the kingdoms, and realm, that M.T. Magee cleverly created. It is full of magical treasures and creativity.Although it is a rather long story, my eyes were glued to the pages and I couldn't put it down. It captivated me from the very first page. It has to be one of the best romantic fantasy books I have ever read.
The Treasure of Gwenlais is filled creatures and characters that are beyond the reader's imagination. How our author M.T. Magee came up with such an original, mystical and Gaelic tale, is beyond me. I am a bookworm and have read hundreds of fantasy/Sci Fi/Romance books,but this is my absolute favorite thus far.
M.T. Magee, with great care and forethought, knits together an imaginative narrative with many mentions of enchanting Gaelic culture and kingdoms. The plot and characters are intricately woven together to create a fantastical novel.
The world that Magee has created is magical, mystical and spellbinding. It's an emotional read, as well. I found myself experiencing many welcomed feelings. My reaction to certain events and characters were surprising and thrilling.
The descriptions of the characters, and scenery are brilliant, vivid, colorful and enticing.
The Treasure of Gwenlais is a beautiful read and a treasure unto its own.
I found it to be a fabulous escape from reality-and isn't that what a great book is supposed to do-be a great escape? Well is the book that will take you to another fascinating and irresistible world.
The attention to detail in this marvelous tale is highly impressive and noteworthy.
M.T. Magee will take you on an exciting adventure as you read her extremely well written and composed novel-The Treasure of Gwenlais: The Rienfield Chronicles Book One
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 Gwenlais finds herself reliant on the help of neighboring Prince Caleb of Heathwin, 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 trained assassin cats, Lethal Rabkin creatures, or regular old humans - they must learn to work together and trust each other in new ways as well as also 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. The fantasy elements create unusual twists and turns to the journey that Princess Laurel and Prince Caleb must take in order to fulfill the prophecy. I particularly loved the bantering dialogue between many of the characters. Magee has great insight into people and humor. She has created lovable characters that suck you into the Kingdoms of Gwenlais and Heathwin, and has imagined wonderful fantasy elements to create a world that you won't want to leave.
Reviewed by Library Lacy Blogger
From the Author
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;