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Series: Whispers from Mirrowen
Author: Jeff Wheeler
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: YA Fantasy
The plagues continue to wipe out humanity. One man attempts to lead a talented group to the Scourgelands to wipe out what he thinks is the source of the plagues.
Only to fail horrifically and have everyone in his group but one wiped out.
Now, almost 20 years later, armed with the information gathered from last time, this man must try again, with the child of the final survivor and a disparate group.
But how can this group fulfill this mission when they don't trust each other, or even the man himself who set things in motion?
I really, really enjoyed Wheeler's Muirwood trilogy and so was looking forward to this a lot.
Unfortunately, the Young Adult really showed through in this. Wheeler is writing for the teen crowd and while nothing he does is wrong, it just isn't aimed at me.
A good adventure story with 3 semi-likable teens [and come on, anyone who has EVER had to deal with teens knows they aren't likeable all the time, no matter how great they may be] who are having their coming of age ordeal. The storyline is fun, the adventure fast paced and the characters interesting.
I just found myself wishing this was over too many times. I'll be reading the second book in this trilogy when I roll around to it again on my kindle. I'll be deciding if Wheeler is for me or not for the rest of time based on that book :-)