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Guardian of the Pines

(The Windborne #2)

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Without him...they will die.

If their elderly caretaker dies, no one else can take care of the ancient Pines and their enormous magic. But no matter how good Cor’s magic is or how much he wants this, he manages to bungle any attempt to work with her brilliant trees. Fern, a novice witch, promises to help, but his ideas get her in trouble. If only he had magic for getting al
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ebook, 314 pages
Published April 26th 2019 by Sprouting Star Press
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Dianne
All he wanted was a chance to prove himself, but was it the outside world he needed to prove himself to or was it himself?

Laurel Wanrow’s GUARDIAN OF THE PINES is the story of one teen’s secrets, insecurities and determination to follow his heart and his magic and he will do whatever it takes to achieve his dreams.

Cor is a bit of a trickster, street-smart, yet his talent for magic and his love of the ancient pines pulls him to the hidden island where the pines are dying, because he knows he can
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meghann
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Guardian of the Pines takes place after Fern's adventures in The Witch of the Meadows. We get to see how things are going for Fern, Beri and the other characters, but the focus is on newcomer Cor and his desire to find his place in the world. Cor is desperate to land an internship, and he will do whatever it takes to do so. And his actions cause problems and pain for Fern and the others. It took me a long while get past his lies and willingness to hurt others to help himself, but by the end of t ...more
Britt
3.5 Stars!

This book was very interesting. Like nothing I’ve ever quite read before.
This book was interesting because fantasy isn’t normally my thing, and this book ended up being nae quite my cup of tea... normally, I’d let the author know within a few chapters, but the thing with this book ended up being that... the writing was absolutely freaking beautiful? The imagery, the world-building — nae quite like anything I’ve ever read before. I loved the attention to detail, and especially in the di
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Kathy
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done, paranormal
What a great book to read. Characters are well thought out and complex. It's a fantasy world and it doesn't let you down one bit. You can read this without reading the others and not get lost. Makes me want more from this author. I want to read more about Cor and the other characters as well.
Ramona Plant
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
The Guardian of the Pines is a unique book written by Laurel Wanrow. This book definitely brings this to the table, being different and unique from other books I have read to date. I always enjoy it when an author can come up with an interesting and unique idea and put it to the paper, well at that. The plot overall is well developed and put together, however I found that overall the story was a bit "vanilla" for me and not that there is anything wrong about vanilla but I was always kind of wait ...more
Margaret
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Anne-Marie
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Guardian of the Pines!
A great fantasy and magical book...
A great sequel to "The Witch of the Meadows" in the sequel it brings back all the characters from The Witch of the Meadows with a few new ones..
I really liked Cor...he wants to help save the Pines from extinction but no one will give him a chance...
So he tricks Fern and makes her pledge her help to him...
To learn more about Cor you will have to read the book
highly recommend
Susan Spackman
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers and those who love nature.
Fun to read and find out more about Fern’s magical world through a new character. I liked how the author expanded on Fern yet at the same time followed Cor’s journey to the magical island world. I was totally involved in the new magic Cor was learning. The growth of both Characters was exciting to see.
Scarolet Ellis
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guardian of the Pines by Laurel Wanrow is a wonderful story that I have read and loved it. This is book number two in this wonderful sereis that I can not get enough of. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about general fantasy ,LGBT romance in their stories.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Joscelyn Smith
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun, unique fantasy story. I really enjoyed Cor's story as he endeavors to save the pines, the engaging characters and top notch world building made this a very enjoyable read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mona
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I adore the world Ms. Wanrow has created...complex and vivid. Just pre-ordered book 3.
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Laurel Wanrow loves misty mornings, the smell of freshly dug earth, petting long-haired guinea pigs and staring at the stars. She sees magic in nature and loves to photograph it.

Before kids, she studied and worked as a naturalist—someone who leads wildflower and other nature walks. During a stint of homeschooling, she turned her writing skills to fiction to share her love of the land, magical char
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  • Lost Whisperer of the Seas (The Windborne, #3)
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