The Druid By Jeff Wheeler
Book/Novel Author: Jeff Wheeler
Book/Novel Title: The Druid
An abandoned child becomes a singular inspiration to the mythology of Muirwood in an epic series by Jeff Wheeler, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Muirwood and Kingfountain novels.Eilean was born a “wretched”—a lowly foundling raised by the Aldermaston of Tintern Abbey. Then she’s chosen to assist in establishing the new abbey of Muirwood, now the site of a castle in the swampy Bearden Muir. Eilean’s role is as night servant to the druid Mordaunt, the king’s exiled advisor—and prisoner. He’s clever, dangerous, and invaluable to the Aldermaston.Mordaunt’s priceless secret: the hiding place of an ancient tome that reveals the existence of other worlds and the magic between them. Mordaunt knows how potent its words are and how dangerous they could be in the wrong hands. But can Eilean win him over? All she must do is gain Mordaunt’s confidence and trust and persuade the apostate to divulge his secret to her. But as she learns more from Mordaunt, Eilean’s loyalties begin to fray. And the risks are greater than she imagined.Despite betrayals, deceptions, and the deadly motivations of others, a girl from the flax fields is about to rise above her station. By exploring the potential of the power of an ancient spoken magic, Eilean is coming into her own.
This was my first experience with this genre. I really enjoyed the development of the story. Will consider follow up books in these series.
Started a little slow and then I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed the story and can’t wait to start the next book.
I liked the characters, clean story, the plot. Unhappy to have to wait for next book.I like all Jeff Wheeler’s stories. Fascinating. Spellbinding.
No more long-suffering, lovely, virginal women for me. The magic is vague, left floating like a hot air balloon without a word about air currents.
Read the entire Muirwood series and book after book was the best! Truly enjoyed this entire series! Was not ever boring!