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A Furious Muse

(The Golden Key Legacy #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Since the day of her birth, Princess Faedrah Austiere has been defined by her place within the kingdom. As the single heir to the half-blood gypsy king and his prophesied white queen, she is fiercely protected, shuttered inside an ivory castle and well-trained in the art of war. Yet neither her obligations as future queen nor the black infestation threatening her kingdom f ...more
Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Published November 27th 2014 by HarperImpulseUK
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Maeve Greyson
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With the world-building of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and the heart-thumping sexual tension of Jamie and Claire right before that famous wedding night in Outlander, A FURIOUS MUSE pulls you into Rhys and Faedrah’s world and makes you never want to leave. I finished the story in one day. I had to—there was no other option. And when you hit the page with the option to pre-order the next installment, you’ll do it. Immediately.

Old world romance and charm of an ethereal realm lying just beyond the
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For me, this novella can easily be summed up in two words ‘abso-positive-lutely fan-frickin-tastic’. I couldn’t put it down from the first page. Nuest’s fast paced, exciting writing keeps you hooked. The exciting and captivating storyline let my imagination soar. It’s completely original yet still easily recognizable as a fantasy tale. Her descriptions are ones that bring this world to life before your eyes. Nuest gives you the smallest details of the scene so you can get the full picture of the ...more
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first experience with A. J. Nuest's writing and I have to tell you that I loved it. Yes, Dii my co-blogger was been telling me I needed to check it out for some time and boy was she right.

A Furious Muse was a blending of historical fiction with the twist of science fiction time travel. This story was completely magical. Everything about A Furious Muse pulled me in but the characters are especially superb.

If I had to make a complaint, I wished it was longer. At novella length, it left
Gina Roberts
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you're expecting a re-telling of Rowena and Caedmon, you will be sorely disappointed. While those beloved characters appear, this is a fresh story starring their daughter and her own time-crossed love affair.

A Furious Muse is a continuation of The Golden Key Chronicles, NOT a rewrite as so many sequels are. But with a twist that is sure to hook you...and keep you hooked.

Ms. Nuest has reversed the roles of her hero and heroine, future and past, while bringing back favorite characters who endea
Love Reading Romance
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First things first, I need to say that, while it is possible to read The Furious Muse without having read The Golden Key Chronicles first, you would be doing yourself a disservice to skip ahead in the Golden Key universe. Start from the start to really make the most of this incredible world. The second series is set a full generation after the first, but the world of Faedrah and Rhys is so built on the world of Rowena and Caedmon's story that I think readers would lose a lot of the magic and cha ...more
So, I see a spin-off series from AJ Nuest and I say, this is the author that could write a grocery list and it would leave me in a puddle of goo, and yet…was I ready for the next generation of Golden Key heroes and heroines? I take the plunge and once again, Ms. Nuest has me wanting more, NOW.A Furious Muse is another magical treat from the pen of AJ Nuest, who’s only problem as an author is that she cannot write fast enough for my taste!

Princess Faedrah is the heir to the throne, the protected
Johanne Poirier
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This kind of read was a new experience for me. I was anxious to see where AJ would lead me.

This story is the discovery of Old world and their way to rule with magic involved in it. It is the life of Princess Feadrah who decide to move away from her life to discover what lay behind the miror that has been fascinating her for many years but couldn’t get close enough to it, because her parents were guarding it. They know that they have to prepare her for what lays behind, but she doesn’t wait and c
Lynn Smith
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Faedrah has been having nightmares. The same one night after night. the wizard asking for the key. Defying her parents Faedrah defies her parents and goes through the portal into the mirror to the future. After arriving in the future in the home of Oliver and Jon where she sees a portrait of herself she needs to know who painted her. Rhys has been painting Faedrah since he was 10 years old. She haunts him but he never thought he would get to meet the actual women of his dreams. Much less that sh ...more
Hopelessly Hooked on Books
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this book! I totally fell in love with the Golden Key Chronicles and to read about my dear Caedmon and Rowena's adult daughter in these series is beyond amazing! I love everything that AJ Nuest writes and this is no exception! From the moment I "opened" this book, I couldn't put it down, literally I think I finished this book in 6 hours.
When Faedrah crosses over to the "present" world, she is hoping to find the evil that is plaguing her kingdom. S
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-it
A Furious Muse by AJ Nuest

First off I want to say The style of writing by Ms, Nuest never fails to please and amaze me. I’ve read her work before so it doesn’t surprise me that I’ll get a solid, well plotted and entertaining read when I crack her books open (or turn on my Kindle). I’m always left wanting more.

That said, and having read most of The Golden Key Chronicles serial before this , the depth of her characters, the obvious research that goes into her writing is what brings me back book af
Terri Rochenski
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
And I thought the Golden Key Chronicles series was just...WOW!

Sheesh. This first installment of The Golden Key Legacy blew my mind. Didn't think Ms. Nuest could top Rowena and Price Caedmon's story, but I was OHHHHHH so wrong. My thoughts are scattered, but here's the jist...

Ms. Nuest's ability to delve into a character's mind and bring them to life in a believable, unique fashion is phenomenal. The most impressive aspect of her story-telling is the switching of the old world language and manner
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a huge AJ Nuest fan, I was thrilled to learn that this second Golden Key series was on its way. Plus, I received a review copy from the author, so much thanks for that.

‘A Furious Muse’ introduces Faedrah, daughter of Caedmon and Rowena (from the first series). Faedrah is a fierce warrior plagued with a mysterious, recurring nightmare. This terror leads her on a journey to Earth, where teamed with Oliver and John (from the previous series) she faces her own legacy.

I really like Faedrah, she is
Kristin Bowker
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley-books
I love Faedrah's much like her mother but still her own person. Great book and I can't wait for the next one!! ...more
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AT LAST - the magical mirror that opens a portal between 2 different worlds and times is back,

for me this is good news- the golden key chronicles world has returned --- and if you have never read the books you can read the furious muse and be able to follow the tale- that said -- 20 years have passed and rowena's and caedmon daughter princess faedrah who lives in the realm known as austiere is having trouble sleeping through the night without having vastly disturbing dreams about a evil man try
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read books so well written you actually thought you learned something? Take Ms. Nuest's book, her descriptions of the heroin, Faedrah's, fighting skills, made me think I could take on the world. Okay - maybe just a gauntlet.

This book is awesome, a great escape that plunges you back into the Austiere kingdom after the Golden Key Chronicles. I can't get enough of Ms. Nuest's heros. Rhys is no exception. A little damaged, okay maybe a lot more then a little, he is the man you want to
Deb Sisler
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AJ did it again! The story pulled me in fron the start. Faedrath trying to be the best Warrior is haunted in her dreams. Her parents are concerned.
Rhys, living in 2014, a ainted dreams of the beautiful Warrior girl and paints her portrait all the time.
When Faedrath uses the key and the magic mirror, she finds herself in Ollie's house where she sees herself in a portrait. She goes to the gallery to meet the man who painted her. Rhys is spellbound when the woman of his dreams walks in. Faedrath is
Dixie Brown
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is amazing! Rhys and Faedrah may as well be from two different worlds, yet the author melds them together with all of their differences intact. I loved the subtle humor, the thread of mystery and suspense, and the magnetic pull of sexual tension between these two characters who I couldn't help but fall in love with. AJ Nuest has nailed this one!! I can't wait to read the next installment of this series! ...more
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to start by saying that this is normally not my type of book, but I loved it and can't wait until the next one. The characters are wonderful, well developed, and relatable. Wizards, time travel, motorcycles, and gorgeous characters make this a must read. You won't be able to put it down. ...more
Nikki McClellan
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg this was the first book I have read by AJ Nuest and let me tell you it is amazing!! I got distracted at first but once I got into it it was a I can't put this down until I have read it all book!
Feadrah doesn't think that she is going to find love in a different realm Until she crosses paths with Rhys. As she searches for answers she falls more and more for him. Rhys can't help but to wonder why she is so secretive about her self and doesn't quite understand it and it is eating at him but at
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is another incredible book by AJ Nuest. I loved The Golden Key Chronicles but this one is even better. The story pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn't let go. I've already ordered book two and can't wait to read it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who it looking to start a great adventure.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW an amazing first book to AJ's new Future series which is set further ahead after her The Golden Key Chronicles, we get to see the fiercely loyal and driven Princess Faedrah take afte into her own hands and try and defeat the evil that is haunting her dreams and causing her stressed out Parents the King and Queen such Worry.

Trained by some of the best warriors and her father King Caedmon she takes a leap which leaves her in an unknown world and unknown time as she hunts those that haunts her
You might remember that the four installments that make up The Golden Key Chronicles gave me upteen sleepless nights earlier this year. Well I'm pleased to say that the first book of its sequel series is shaping up to be much the same.

After wooing us with Prince Caedmon in the first series, now we have a reversal and a modern-day hunk as the love interest. Happy to report that Rhys is equally as swoonsome, especially if you're in to the more 'alpha' males! Faedrah is charming, her confusion wit
Cheryl La Pa
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quick enjoyable read which had me hooked from the first page.

Plenty of action, humour and romance. I especially loved the Faedrah's 'uncles' and the misunderstandings that occur when she traverses to the modern realm.

It ends on a cliff hanger so I dived straight into Book 2 as I just had to know what happened next!

Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
First, an FYI: The Golden Key Legacy is a spin-off/continuation of The Golden Key Chronicles. You do not have to read the Chronicles to enjoy this book, but I strongly recommend that you do because it will make this story that much better, plus the Chronicles were REALLY good!

OK, so onto the actual review...
I read this novella in two sittings. Faedrah was a likeable character right from the start. I was thrilled that some of my favorites from the Chronicles were present as well. Rhys was a bit d
Michelle Eriksen
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I will start by telling you that fantasy is not my favorite genera in saying this I am not trying to take away from this book as I really enjoyed reading it. My point is that when I first started reading it I had to wrap my head around a new world and the different aspects that I am not used to. The story was a little confusing to me at first, but it drew me and and by the end I found myself wrapped up
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
*Warning: may contain spoilers*

The daughter of the couple of the century (Caedmon and Rowena from the Golden Key Chronicles) is at wit's end trying to figure out what her nightmares mean on top of trying to prove to everyone that just b/c she's a woman doesn't mean she needs to take up needlepoint and drop babies. Oh no, she's a fighter like her mother, and she wants to make it to the Gauntlet, like her mother. Trained by her cousin, Vaighn, it seems he's not letting her progress forward. But wh
Auria Jourdain
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tits of the Nine!!! If you read the Golden Key Chronicles, you can't help but get transported once again....this time to the future - with King Caedmon and Queen Rowena's only child, Princess Faedrah! This warrior princess is badass and beautiful with the pent up angst of nightmares about the infamous evil wizard, Galleod. When she jumps through the mirror - just like her mother did all those years ago - I felt the chills tingle down my spine. And, best of all, who would be waiting for her but " ...more
Deb Diem
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is not the usual reading material for me, but AJ Nuest was a new to me author so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did. A Furious Muse is a very well written book. I enjoyed the story and characters. The only part I didn't like was the cliff-hanger ending. I'm not a fan of cliff-hangers. I would have happily rated this 5 stars if not for the ending, or rather the non end. Some people like cliff-hangers, but I'm not one of them. This book is a short read for those with limited time ...more
April Hollingworth
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

Okay so A Furious Muse is the first part in The Golden Key Legacy series, each part will continue on from each other so all will be needed to be read to see how it all ends. Now here’s the thing, this book leaves you begging for the next part so I’d advice having all four parts of The Golden Key Legacy ready so you can carry on reading. AJ Nuest’s writing is wonderful, her stories almost sing out pictures while you’re reading them. I honestly can’t get enough
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
4 1/2 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book starts out with Faedrah, the princess of the Austiere Kingdom, trying desperately to measure up to the high self-imposed expectations she has in regards to her mother. She wants to be just as beautiful, strong, warrior-like, graceful…the list goes on and on. In finding out that an evil mage, apparently the same evil mage that has been haunting her nightmares, is destroying her kingdom, she goes against her pare
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Multi-published, award winning author, AJ Nuest resides in a small farming community in NW Indiana. A wife, mother and freelance editor, she shares her home with a variety of spoiled-rotten pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship.

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