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Truly a “Treasure”: First Novel in the Anticipated ‘Rienfield Chronicles’ Redefines the Fantasy Genre with Cinematic Tale of Romance and Adventure
Vividly imagined by M.T. Magee, ‘The Treasure of Gwenlais: The Rienfield Chronicles Book 1’ is taking the fantasy world by storm, with a coveted five-star rating on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Nobel giving her now over 20 five star reviews, and a growing band of devoted fans. With a courageous and beautiful heroine, daring and romantic hero, and a mythical kingdom on the brink of war, ‘The Treasure of Gwenlais’ is an enchanting read that will transport readers from the moment they open to the first page…
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New Hampshire – Astonishingly, ‘The Treasure of Gwenlais; The Rienfield Chronicles Book 1’ is M.T. Magee’s first novel, but readers would never know it. After all, creating fantastical worlds that feel as real as the earth that surrounds us is no easy feat. However, under the skilled hands of a writer like Magee, it appears seamless.
Taking her fans on magical journeys is what Magee lives for as a writer, and she’s certainly done so with the first in her planned series of books exploring the mysteries, dangers and electrifying romance of Rienfield, her glorious creation inspired by her family’s heritage.
“Rienfield feels very personal to me,” says Magee with a smile. “I’m of Scottish descent and my husband from Irish – so with those cultures in mind, I sketched out this other world, other universe, really. I fused the wild beauty of the Scottish highlands with the lush greenery of Ireland to serve as a backdrop for the mythical realm of Rienfield.”
While the landscape will fascinate readers of all ages, it is the loves, feuds, sweeping romances and epic battles of the people of Rienfield, and the new fantastical races and creatures not found anywhere else, that will make this series a favorite of the genre for decades to come.
Princess Laurel of Gwenlais, finds herself tragically and quickly thrust into a world of danger, so unlike the idyllic and sheltered life she has known. These dangers from an unknown enemy, also unexpectedly throw her into the arms of Caleb, the warrior Prince of Heathwin, the nearby kingdom in which Gwenlais has a tense alliance with. The more refined people of Gwenlais, find their neighbors and protectors of the West necessary, but consider them uncouth and sometimes barbaric. The long and bloody feud between Heathwin, and the mysterious, frightening, and misunderstood, race of beings, called the Rabkins, had finally reached an uneasy truce, by the hard fought and diligent efforts of Prince Caleb. This fragile agreement, was soon shattered by an attack from outside, that threaten both kingdoms of Gwenlais and Heathwin.
Laurel and Caleb find themselves, not only fighting for the peace and existence of their kingdoms, but fighting for their new found love that is imperiled at every turn from a nameless enemy, and their own people as well. Laurel follows her calling, by beginning her training in the ancient healing arts of the Ollams. She soon finds that her skills may be needed to heal more than just the physical wounds of others, but also the wounds of the heart, long put upon by the people of both she and Caleb’s kingdoms by the mistrust and bigotries of either side.
As they draw closer together, they discover just how far this unknown enemy, has gone to tear them apart from within. They must together, find a way to rise above old and long standing prejudices, and form a much stronger alliance in order to fight against the new enemy from outside of their borders, that threatens their very survival.
Early reviews of the book have been glowingly positive.
“This is the 1st book & debut novel of MT Magee, which just astonished me, since I would consider this some of the finest fantasy to come out in years,” wrote Elizabeth A. Evans.
Amazon reviewer Cathy H. agrees: “This is an amazing story of Laurel and Caleb who find themselves not only fighting for peace for their kingdoms but are also fighting for their love. Ms Magee has created a world of fantasy that stirs the imagination. With characters that are well developed you can feel the love, sorrow, and humor in each of them. If you want a story with adventure, sacrifice, and love you must get this amazing book. It is the first in a series and it won't disappoint!”
Amazon reviewer Heather L commented, “MT Magee’s very first book is wonderful. She writes a fantasy that the reader wants to be a part of. Her heroine is very complex and has many intriguing faucets. Not only is she a princess who must do whatever she can for her people and her land but she is also a healer, one that must learn her ability and use it wisely. The author writes her heroine with so much detail that the reader can peel back each of her layers and truly get to know the woman inside. The hero is just as interesting and evolved. He helps the Heroine Princess Laurel to learn and grow from a spoiled girl to a kind and strong woman. Together they must fight for their love as well as their kingdoms. They must battle evil doers and protect what is most important to them both.
MT’s background and secondary characters are just as detailed as the main characters. The magic of the story is one I haven’t experienced in a long time. It is a perfect mix of fantasy and romance that keeps you turning the page for more and more adventure. Every aspect of this story is written perfectly, from the characters, to the plot line; from the first page to the very last. I cannot wait till the second book comes out.”
And M.F.D a reviewer from Kobo had this to say, “Wonderfully told fantasy story. Great job!!!
WOW!!! Where do I start?! This is a brilliant new book, by first time author, M.T. Magee. This is a long read to be sure, but I found that it flowed very well, it did not 'bog down'. There are so many elements all masterfully woven together. This is the story of a fantastic realm, centered around the two kingdoms of Gwenlais, and Heathwin. These kingdoms have had an uneasy alliance together for many years, but now there are forces from outside that are trying to tear them apart. Enter Prince Caleb of Heathwin, and Princess Laurel of Gwenlais. They must come together to unite their kingdoms against this unseen force, while trying to bury long held mistrust and unrest. You will truly be 'hooked' by the first page. It starts off with a bang, and finishes with a.... I'm not going to say. You will just have to read it for yourself. Again, so many elements to this story. There is great action, adventure and tragedy, along with suspense and intrigue, and yes romance. I am a man reading this, and while there is a strong love story, I found that it was very well done, and you ladies out there should enjoy it as well. There are great relationships between the leads, family is important. Another aspect of this book, is the wonderful 'new' peoples and creatures that the imagination of Ms. Magee was able to come up with. I feel that it can be summed up by a quote from my favorite sci-fi series. "To boldly go where no one has gone before." You will not find mention of the often used, or overused, elves, dwarfs, wizards, etc. Now don't get me wrong, I love these guys, big fan of Tolkien, just nice to see some new creations. The race of beings called the Rabkins, and also the Kedesh, are just two of many new and interesting, sometimes frightening creations of hers. Another aspect that I really enjoyed, was her use of 'old speak' which was based on old Gaelic. This was just one part of the book that was taken from old Irish and Scottish traditions, names and places. Speaking of language, the witty banter and dialogue between the characters was masterful. There is a nice blend of humor too, some outright LOL moments. You can lose yourself in a scene because you can 'hear' them talking. Her descriptions of people and places were so well done, so descriptive, that you will be able to 'see' them. Her ability to write in 'proper' English, harkens back to writers like J. Austen and E. Gaskell. So with that being said, this is truly an epic fantasy adventure!! Only one spoiler alert. This is the first in a series of books that will entertain you for years to come. It is a place you will want to revisit often. I cannot wait for the next installment!”
‘The Treasure of Gwenlais: The Rienfield Chronicles Book 1’ is available now:
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