Seventeen-year-old mage apprentice Rielle accompanies her master, Leigh, on a mission to save a viscount from a town under mercenary control. But mercenaries aren't the only newcomers to town. When the mission goes awry, Rielle must choose whether to follow her orders or follow her conscie ...more
The battle lines were drawn the moment the story began, sucking the reader in to this stunning--and at times--brutal world. Rielle is a strong and talented protagonist who must choose between her values and what her bosses claim is most important. This struggle plays out in vivid definition as the plot unfolds. I found myself rooting for her right away, and her transformation throughout the story did not disappoint.
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But Rielle disagrees. She risks both her life and her master’s ire to protect the brave paladins who safeguard a village besieged. Her master’s mission is to save the viscount, th ...more
When a friend recommended this short story as a quick listen to those of us that were members of the Sightless Readers of the Southeast, I’ll admit I was interested. When he personally said that those of us that liked romance fantasy would thoroughly enjoy it, I was more than just intrigued.
I must admit from the earliest sentences I found myself liking Rielle.
While there has been a push towards strong, well-rounded, complex ...more
Already, Rielle is an unforgettable main character. She's smart, she's skilled, she's strong-willed. She's all this while keeping a level-head and not being flawless. That's right, she's not flawless, which makes her phenomenal. You root for her from the get-go. You immediately take her side and want to see her succeed.
Without giving away spoilers, the story is clearly setting up multiple relationships across the cast. It leaves ...more
Okay, so I can't stop at one. lol. You can't read something this amazing and not gush. It was only a short, read in less than an hour...and yet the impact it had on me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !I keep telling people about the amazingly talented indies out there--some who can easily rival the greats! Miranda is one of them!
I knew I'd like it, I didn't expect THIS much!! The writing, the badass characters, the world...
JUST. UTTERLY. AMAZING!
What more can I say...except ...more
Having already started the first full-length book in the series, Blade & Rose, I can assure you that Winter Wren sets up quite nicely characters ...more
'Winter Wren' by Miranda Honfleur is the story of Rielle.
'Winter Wren' is a sword-and-sorcery short story, a prequel to the romantic epic-fantasy series 'Blade and Rose'.
This series has 5 books, but later this year (2019) book 6 will be released. There are also 2 novella's.
This audio-book is about 46 minutes long. It is a short novella.
The n ...more
A fast-paced, action-packed story that introduces a whole host of concepts that make up the Blade and Rose universe. The complex magic system sounds fascin ...more
I got some serious Dragon Age vibes from this story, but given that I love Dragon Age and I love mages, that is definitely a good thing. Rielle was a kindhearted protagonist that I think I would love. Leigh (and by extension the r ...more
To me, this short novella (it was only 46 minutes) gives us, the readers, more of a sneak peek into the relationship between Leigh and Rielle, specifically their working relationship ...more
Blade and Rose series. It’s do a great a sword-and-sorcery short story with a wonderful lead in mage apprentice Rielle, A great supporting cast and an adventure that turns out to be much more than what it first seems (and no I’m not going to tell any more and spoil things). This is a fun book and a great way to “test ride” the series. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband ...more
Save one, Save many. Or will none be saved? A final test. An epic battle.
Rielle, a young mage is an apprentice on a dangerous mission with her master, Leigh. Rescue a Viscount. Save one, save many. How hard could it be. But to succeed they must face hundreds of warriors in battle. Perhaps a battle that she might not survive. Her bond to her master may be her undoing. Is she even ready for the challenge?
Miranda Honfleur spins a colossal tale of magic and fierce battle with bodies torn and c...more
All in, it’s safe to say I’m ready to go swimming! Honfleur is 100% deserving of h ...more
As a seventeen-year-old mage apprentice, Rielle and her master, Leigh, go on a mission to save a viscount from a town under mercenary control. But something goes wrong and the excitement explodes! The characters are well depicted, and there was good interaction between ...more
Rielle is a strong-minded and skilled mage. I like that she is so adamant about doing what is right. I was rooting for her from the very beginning.
For a short story this was fast-paced and I really enjoyed it. There were mages, paladins, magic, fighting, and a small amount of romantic relations. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Miranda Honfleur knows how to pull me in and keep me captivated the entire time.
Amanda Leigh Cobb does an amazing job with bring the characters ...more
I enjoyed the tale that Miranda Honflaur has woven, and I’m looking forward to seeing where she takes these characters.
Amanda Leigh Cobb did a nice job with the narration. No complaints here!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntaril ...more
This story starts out great and finishes out even better. We see Rielle and her master in an official mission, to save a nobleman from a siege on his city. Even though the goal was to keep hidden and to work fast to save the noble, Rielle just can't let the poor innocent people die, so she joins the knights in fighting. Rielle proves just ho ...more
In another life, her J.D. and M.B.A. were meant to serve a career in law, but now she gets to live her dream job: writing speculative fiction starring fierce heroines and daring her ...more