Cry of the Ghost Wolf (Chosen of Nendawen #3) (Forgotten Realms)

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Title: Cry of the Ghost Wolf

Series: Chosen of Nendawen

Author: Mark Sehestedt

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 311

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

Hweilan escapes, fights, gets captured, brokers a deal, then has to deal with the demon lord and finally she has to deal with Nendawen himself. Because Nendawen literally lives to hunt, even outside of his own plane of existence.

 

My Thoughts:

The first 75% of this book deals with the hobgoblins and Hweilan. Not until the last bit does Hweilan face off against Jagen Ghen. That made this drag and made this feel very fluffed out.

The battle was anti-climactic, the interjection of Hweilan’s father into the overall storyline was not well handled and felt like it was tacked on so Sehestedt “could” write another series if feasible. So while I rated all 3 books the same, I enjoyed the first book the most and each successive one less. That is not a good way to end a series.

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Hand of the Hunter (Chosen of Nendawen #2) (Forgotten Realms)

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Title: Hand of the Hunter

Series: Chosen of Nendawen

Author: Mark Sehestedt

Rating: 3 of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SFF

Pages: 304

Format: Kindle

 

 

Synopsis:

Hweilan is Nendawen’s Chosen. But being a Hunter is about training as well as instinct.

If she can survive the training, can she survive the mountains of Highpass and the clans of hobgoblins living there?

Oh no’s!

 

My Thoughts:

Book One was all about the setup. Just like in all cliched Quest/Revenge stories, you have to have a Training Arc.

This was the training. First Hweilan learns all about herbs and nature and stuff from a little green’ish goblin. Yep, Yoda makes his appearance in Forgotten Realms. Then she becomes all bad ass warrior’y with a fox warrior. Next she learns magic’y things from a Spider lady. Finally, she is hunted by Nendawen himself.

Now she can hunt down Jagen Ghen the demon and his brethren. But she rescues some knights, gets captured by hobgoblins and the book ends with them all in prison while the hobgoblin queen decides whether to turn Hweilan over to Jagen Ghen or not.

With that kind of ending, I immediately started the 3rd and final book. Not sure if I approve of that or not.

The Fall of Highwatch (Chosen of Nendawen #1) (Forgotten Realms)

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Title: The Fall of Highwatch

Series: Chosen of Nendawen

Author & Artist:  Mark Sehestedt

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 320

 

 

Synopsis:

Hweilan is an only daughter in a castle where her mother is despised and she herself is about to be married off for political gain.

However, treachery from within changes everything and Hweilan finds herself on the run with an elf that is distantly related to her.

Then things get bad.

 

My Thoughts:

This was pretty enjoyable. A case of revenge and encountering a literal Ice Queen, who happens to hate you and your companion.

A good enjoyable tale filled with betrayal, destiny and more enemies and friends than you can shake a stick at.