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The Silent Shield

(Kingfountain #5)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  10,925 ratings  ·  383 reviews
Thrust into the heart of events threatening to rip her kingdom apart, young Trynne Kiskaddon will gain new powers and see old allies fall and new heroes rise as the battle for the kingdom and the lands beyond begins.

Courtly intrigue and rumors of invasion plunge Kingfountain into turmoil as the search for Trynne’s father begins in earnest. But Trynne’s quest to learn the t
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by 47North
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Jenny The sixth book in the series - The Forsaken Throne - is due to be released 11/14/2017.

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**Possible spoilers for The Hollow Crown**

I'm so excited to have finally gotten my hands on this!! It did not disappoint. The Silent Shield sees the continuing adventures of Trneowy Kiskaddon in her quest to become an Oath Maiden, earn the seat of the Siege Perilous, and protect her King. I absolutely love this series. I cannot recommend it enough to fellow fantasy fans. Books 3-6 in particular, are reimaginings of Arthurian myth. (King Drew is Arthur, Queen Genevieve is Guinevere, Trynne is Lan
Richard Ritenbaugh
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I continue to be amazed at the work of Jeff Wheeler. Another great fantasy story told without succumbing to the grimdark constants of sex, oceans of blood, and gratuitous profanities and vulgarities. Keep up the good work! I can't wait to see where these characters go from here! ...more
Nov 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Somehow with this author, the middle books seem to be the best. Again, The Hollow Crown took me by surprise, though much less than before. I’m not sure, if my expectations are usually so low, after the slow start or if it really is a genius stroke of the author. I think it is a mix of both. Interestingly, the author takes most of his ideas from our own history and mixes them together.

I do not have much to say about it, except that I liked the ending and that again, it was a very quick and enga
Paresh Jha
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy for my unbiased review.

"The Silent Shield" by Mr. Wheeler is the fifth book in his Kingfountain series but it might be the most engaging of them all.

We find Trynne as a young adult now grappling with the constant tragedies befalling her family and kingdom. All the while, she has to keep a secret about who she really is and what she is trying to accomplish. In many ways, beyond the Arthurian legend connections, this almost feels like a superhero origin sto
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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No spoilers.
In this fifth entry into the Kingfountain Series, Trynne is gaining new magical powers, and politcal talent, as she is in the midst of intrigues threatening to pull her kingdom completely apart.
What has happened to Owen her father and the hero of the first three books.
Other great characters such as Iago and Morwenna change or are they hiding something, as the story progresses.
If you are reading this series you will not be disappointed in this entry.
Tales Untangled
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Since Jeff Wheeler kindly gave me an early copy I'm trying to be extra good about not giving out spoilers in this review.

Through the entire series I have liked how each book resolves a number of problems even though new problems crop up. I never have felt like I'm just being strung along. The Silent Shield has this same format. As you remember we were left on tenterhooks from The Hollow Crown that Owen has been kidnapped and King Drew has been given a year respite from the war because of this un
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
And, the plot thickens! Trynne is in love but can't act upon her feelings. The world is thrown into chaos and no one knows she is secretly fighting alongside the men! And then.... it gets even crazier...YUM!!! (okay, so the villain is glaringly obvious to all but the characters, themselves - but still....)
Fantasy writing at it very best, for sure! Rich and exquisitely well done - NOT a simplistic YA escape but a fully nuanced fantasy with a teenage protagonist that keeps even the most dis
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super keen for the final installment in this amazing series! 🤩
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it

Publisher: 47 North

Publishing Date: August 2017


Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 2.8/5

Publishers Description: Courtly intrigue and rumors of invasion plunge Kingfountain into turmoil as the search for Trynne’s father begins in earnest. But Trynne’s quest to learn the truth of Owen’s sinister disappearance is sidetracked when tragedy strikes her family once again. Suddenly, the future of the kingdom rests in her hands as she struggles to learn—and con
Greg Garguilo
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aaaaaaargh! I Just finished the Silent Shield and have promised to put up a review. I was SURPRISED, which almost never happens anymore, rewarded with the confirmation of many things I suspected, and came to appreciate a new side of a character I had viewed differently in a prior novel, with only a little disappointment about the resolution of one of the plot arcs involving the new generation in Kingfountain. But I can't discuss any of those things without ****SPOILERS**** while my mind races wi ...more
Amy Leigh
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic continuation of this series! So much happens with great twists and lots of magic!
Thankfully this book doesn't bottom out like many lengthy series do! If anything it ramps up!
Izzie d
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this one.
A few twists and turns.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it

I might be wrong, but Wheeler seems to have created the ultimate Mary Sue and frankly it detracts from what could have been an outstanding book. Despite that, I like that Trynne is a strong female who isn’t ruled by emotions and of course the plot continues to escalate at an unrelenting pace.
Denise Morse
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The Silent Shield is the 5th book in the Kingfountain series and the penultimate book of those announced. If you have not read this series, I implore you to give it a try and to become emotionally invested in the characters; their triumphs and their defeats.

Like with the previous book, The Silent Shield focuses mainly on Tryneowny Kiskaddon and her life and training. She is an Oath Maiden and was finally given permission to train others as well. Although the previous book had tragic events, the
Blaire Hammond
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I literally adore this series!
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 Stars

This review may contain spoilers for The Hollow Crown and the first series.

I have to say I loved this book even more than The Hollow Crown! The story continues with Trynne and the whole court searching for Owen who went missing during the battle with Gahalatine and his forces. Ceredigion prepares itself for the inevitable war that is going to happen in one year and Trynne continues to train the Oath Maidens.

What I liked very much was the change in setting when Trynne travels to the F
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn’t put it down!

I loved this book & cant wait for the next one this year! I love how the authors other books were incorporated into this amazing story! I also love that this author actually releases his books sooner rather than later because I can’t wait until the next book!
Eric Bertone
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Andrea Henninger
Jul 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm really enjoying the series thus far. The prior books did take quite a bit from history but since I love history, it was more entertaining to match up the historical events in the fictionalized world. There's also a fair bit to be said about some of the underlying themes. Reading the story for the story's sake (and assuming it's supposed to be taking place in something like 1400s or 1500s Britain) the female characters are surprisingly independent. *Possible spoiler here* However, having youn ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite of the Kingfountain series so far. I'm really glad that I've read all the Muirwood books, because it makes this so enjoyable when I catch all the tie-ins. Trynne Kiskadon is amazing. Mr. Wheeler really did a fantastic job describing the fight scenes, and it's fun to pick up on the myths and history woven throughout.

Now I just have to wait until November... dang it!
Well it just sucks that I now have to wait until November to know what happens next! Finished this in 24 hours...while working full time! Really enjoying the series and Jeff Wheeler's writing. Great characters that I care about, great action, great intrigue, and a great narrator! ...more
C.A. Gray
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, and I'm just in awe of the complexity of this series! There are so many details that I just let a lot of them wash over me, but I have the impression that Wheeler must have outlined a TON to keep all the intrigues and courts and etc straight in his head. But again, the characterization is just so, so good. Lots of spoilers ahead if you haven't read the rest of this series!

This one follows Trynne again, who now is the leader of the Oath Maidens, and she also secretly shows up i
Tiera McMillian
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sooo Good! This has to be one of my all time favorite series by now. Not only do I recognize certain reinvented characters from the tales of old but everytime things from Jeff Wheeler's other series, like the Bhikku and Leering stones are mentioned I fangirl out! Its just amazing how he brings all the worlds together!

Trynne continues her story as Kingfountain awaits Galantines attack. Trynne gets hit really hard in this book, it was heartbreaking and she knows something is not right. There are t
D. Peach
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 5 in the Kingfountain series continues Trynne’s story. Owen’s disappearance is compounded by the Fountain’s order to call her mother away. She’s left on her own as tensions escalate and family challenges are compounded by loss. Lots of political intrigue pervades the story and it’s hard to know who is on what side. The Kingdoms of the East invade and are repelled only to promise a return. Trynne is often in the thick of the battles as the king’s protector. When all is on the verge of loss, ...more
Anne Gazzolo
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jeff Wheeler rocks another book! Trynne Kiskaddon is bereft of her parents and must hold herself and the king together in the midst of great trials. She knows there are enemies in her midst but who are they? Can she even trust the man she loves? And why was her mother sad when she told Trynne she had seen a vision of who Trynne would marry? The resolution of all this comes as a surprise and what a cliffhanger of an ending. This is by far the best series Wheeler has done.
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been enjoying this series very much and I am so glad someone had recommended the first book to me a while back.

The Silent Shield is book number 5 in the Kingfountain series and it is a young adult fantasy series. The Silent Sheild got me hooked from the very beginning and I just couldn't (and didn't want to) stop reading it until the end.

This book and the series is easy to read so I recommend it if you are new to the fantasy genre.
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one sets the reader up for the conclusion coming in the next book.
Richard Myers
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Exciting book

What can I say about this book that I haven’t said about the previous four books e crept this continues the story of the Painted Warrior.
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I didn't like what he did with the ending, so I'm docking it half a star as punishment! Nevertheless, these books are so good. They are exciting and intriguing. Never a dull moment. I love the characters, they did a great job of making the second trilogy (the story of the next generation) as good as the first trilogy.

I recommend this series for fans of Ranger's Apprentice or Septimus Heap or The Ascendance Trilogy or The Queen's Thief. (All great series by the way!)
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting twist in the tale! At times heartbreaking, and at others filled with joy, this novel continues the Kingfountain series with the excitement I have come to expect from Wheeler.
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He is a husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff lives in the Rocky Mountains.

Jeff's blog and suggested reading order can be found on his website:

Other books in the series

Kingfountain (6 books)
  • The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1)
  • The Thief's Daughter (Kingfountain, #2)
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