Spellweaver



The New York Times Bestselling Author Returns To The Nine Kingdoms For Another Spellbinding Story Of Magical Romance Ruith Had Long Managed To Ignore The Magic In His Veins, Until Aiding Sarah With Her Ill Fated Quest Forced Him Into Places Where His Heritage Was Impossible To Deny Faced With An Ever Increasing Number Of Enemies Who Covet His Power, Ruith Must Accept His Birthright And Gather His Father S Spells Together, So He Can Destroy Them Or Turn Away And Allow His Father S Evil To Overcome The Nine Kingdoms Now, Ruith And Sarah Must Rely On Each Other Than Ever For Everything They Value Is At Risk The Nine Kingdoms, Their Livesand Their HeartsSpellweaver

Lynn began her writing career at the tender age of five with a series of illustrated novellas entitled Clinton s Troubles in which the compelling hero found himself in all sorts ofwell, trouble She was living in Hawaii at the time and the scope for her imagination poisoned fish, tropical cliffs, large spiders was great and poor Clinton bore the brunt of it After returning to the mainland, her writing gave way to training in classical music and Clinton, who had been felled with arrows, eaten by fish and sent tumbling off cars, was put aside for operatic heroes in tights.Somehow during high school, in between bouts of Verdi and Rossini, she managed to find time to submerge herself in equal parts Tolkien, Barbara Cartland and Mad Magazine During college, a chance encounter with a large library stack of romances left her hooked, gave her the courage to put pen to paper herself, and finally satisfied that need for a little bit of fantasy with a whole lot of romance

[Reading] ➮ Spellweaver ➶ Lynn Kurland – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Spellweaver
  • Lynn Kurland
  • English
  • 16 April 2018
  • 0425238636

10 thoughts on “Spellweaver

  1. says:

    Can t believe this book was rated so well by so many people I was so annoyed by the repetition in this book First off, by the exact same relationship between Sarah and Ruith as there was between Miach and Morganexcept I liked it better in the first trilogy How many times can they be dazzled by one another s beauty, terrified beyond anything they ve experienced before yes, terrifiedthan they were 20 pages ago, but give them tenpages and it gets EVEN worse , encountering magic t Can t believe this book was rated so well by so many people I was so annoyed by the repetition in this book First off, by the exact same relationship between Sarah and Ruith as there was between Miach and Morganexcept I liked it better in the first trilogy How many times can they be dazzled by one another s beauty, terrified beyond anything they ve experienced before yes, terrifiedthan they were 20 pages ago, but give them tenpages and it gets EVEN worse , encountering magic to a degree never imagined, etc The weird doubting of each other s love and constant disbelief of it got old really quickly They are constantly in new castles keepsamazing than the last, but won t be spoiled by this since who knows when they will have such accomadations again hintyou will in a fewpages I kept forgetting what the goal of all this was, never did understand the terrible idea of collecting spells but not destroying them until they had them all, and didn t get how with all the magic in the family so many people were NOT killed at the well and no one knew itnot even the all powerful grandparents And what s the deal with Drochwhat is he at the keep for, why do they put up with him His ease of ability to capture people for pawns and other evils seem like they d be an issue for others at the keep This book was really frustrating since I really like the world Kurland created, but this was rambling and the points that seemed like they were introducing something or someone really interesting quickly devolved into something we ve read before Still holding out hope that the next book will develop some of theinteresting ideas, develop a personality for Sarah other than stunned, scared or determined, and redeem the series, but I m not as anxious for the next one as I would have hoped to be

  2. says:

    The beginning of this series was absolutely stellar, but as it goes on it s getting kind of old and a bit stale The same themes keep popping up, a person thought to be dead for years has really been in hiding and keeping their identity secret Or person thought to be dead is actually alive but has no knowledge of who they are and then their identity is revealed and they turn out to be long lost royalty Despite that I did still find some aspects of this book very interesting I loved learning a The beginning of this series was absolutely stellar, but as it goes on it s getting kind of old and a bit stale The same themes keep popping up, a person thought to be dead for years has really been in hiding and keeping their identity secret Or person thought to be dead is actually alive but has no knowledge of who they are and then their identity is revealed and they turn out to be long lost royalty Despite that I did still find some aspects of this book very interesting I loved learning about Sarah s particular kind of magic and the big reveal at the ending was a surprise to me so I am still looking forward to continuing the series

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This review may be rife with spoilers for Spellweaver and the previous Nine Kingdoms books Tread with caution Also note, long review is long Dear Author, I was all prepared to love this book as I had loved Morgan and Miach s books and liked Ruith and Sarah s first book The slight uneasiness I had felt upon reading A Tapestry of Spells, a worry that the characters and story were starting to sound familiar, was easily set aside to immerse myself in the Nine Kingdoms world again Unfortunately, This review may be rife with spoilers for Spellweaver and the previous Nine Kingdoms books Tread with caution Also note, long review is long Dear Author, I was all prepared to love this book as I had loved Morgan and Miach s books and liked Ruith and Sarah s first book The slight uneasiness I had felt upon reading A Tapestry of Spells, a worry that the characters and story were starting to sound familiar, was easily set aside to immerse myself in the Nine Kingdoms world again Unfortunately, I could not say the same for this book To give this book a rating less than Liked was a dismay because I have loved the Nine Kingdoms series However, I honestly could not give it a higher rating and even worse, this book has weakened my enthusiasm for the series itself Where I Describe My Love for Morgan and MiachI loved Morgan s personality She was prickly, confident, with a dead panned sense of humor She was athan competent swordsman, which meant that she could take care of herself When it was discovered that she had inheritedthan her fair share of magical ability from her parents, that made her even stronger in a sense It was a little disappointing that she starting falling apart and needed to depend on Miach to keep her safe for Books 2 and 3 Nonetheless, I really enjoyed reading the sweet romance that developed between her and Miach, and enjoyed their interactions and banter I loved Miach Miach, I suppose, is what one might call a beta hero He was sweet, sensitive, gentle, thoughtful and considerate But he had a tendency to cry too often I don t mind crying men, but I myself am not a weepy, emotional person so many times, I felt exasperated and wondered why all these men were crying With some effort, I managed to push this irritation aside I still loved the first three books Miach was also quiet, serious, and seemed like the type of guy who liked to fade into the background He also happened to be the most powerful mage in the whole of the Nine Kingdoms I could live with that But it did irk me when he also became athan competent swordsman under Scrymgeour Weger s tutelage because this meant that he overpowered Morgan not only in the magical sense but in the physical sense because now, in the only area where she had had the upper hand, Miach is her equal Still, I did get the sense that Morgan had much magical potential so although Miach would be her superior as a mage and her equal in swordsmanship, with much application to her magic studies, it was possible for Morgan to be just as powerful a mage I could live with this as well Why did I describe my thoughts about the main characters of the first three books Because the main characters for the next three started sounding just like them Where I Describe Why I Felt Sarah and Ruith Sounded Like Morgan and MiachSarah was prickly and although not too confident because she had no magical ability when she felt she ought to have one, she was confident in her own way, and had a sense of humor similar to Morgan s I suppose this is no surprise since you, author, created them both, but one could have wished that you had madeof an effort to make Sarah an individual rather than someone who resembled a former beloved character Ruith was a bit gruff, and he was cruel to Sarah if he felt that it was for her own good We did not get to see Miach reveal this side to his Morgan But he was also sweet, sensitive he cries, too _ , gentle, thoughtful and considerate He is a powerful mage just like Miach Not only did he sound like Miach in terms of characteristics, he sounded like Miach in speech as well with his gallantry and chivalry towards Sarah Yes, they were both of royal lines where they had gallantry and chivalry towards women bred into them, but did they really have to sound so much alike that I started forgetting whose story I was reading And I did start writing Morgan instead of Sarah in the most recent mention Where I Discuss My Problems with the First Half of the BookOne of the things that had bothered me in A Tapestry of Spells and was carried into Spellweaver was the lack of a timeline, and the lack of shared information It prompted questions that were not answered C.S Lewis could get away with it in The Chronicles of Narnia with Aslan s, This is not your story but that method did not work here I had a feeling that you made things vague to allow you some leniency regarding the development of the storyline but all it did was vex me When Ruith first met Sgath, did Sgath know about Morgan If so, why did he not tell Ruith that his little sister lived If Sgath had not met Morgan until later, why did he not tell anyone else that Ruith still lived When Ruith meets Solleir, why does his brother Runach not reveal himself to him or let him know that Morgan too had survived I suppose Solleir keeping secrets was somewhat acceptable although he did freely provide the information once Ruith demanded it, which made it less acceptable because then I was left to wonder why he did not tell anyone about the survival of Gair and Sarait s children, particularly to Runach who had lived and worked as his servant for many years What was the point of all this secrecy This particular question nagged and frustrated the hell out of me to the point that I was nearly fuming for the first half of the book I will admit that Miach agreeing to keep Ruith s survival from Morgan for the time being was somewhat acceptable since there were probably doubts about Ruith s survival of his task, and thus the question of the point of secrecy being answered I had also wondered why Runach and Ruith had not fled to their relations for protection after the tragedy at the well I felt that you tried to address those questions in this book, but the answers were not very satisfactory Where I Discuss My Problems with the Second Half of the BookThe second half of the book did not weather through my now critical eyes much better than the first half because Sarah s story was starting to sound most eerily like Morgan s A common, apparently unmagical young gel from the village of Who Knows Where turns out to be a rather special and magical gel with a royal bloodline, thus making her an acceptable mate for the acknowledged royal companion The young gels stories began rather tragically but ends well with the revelation of other relations, especially powerful ones who had been watching over them from afar or near The princes in disguise discovers the true identity of their lovely companions and must find a way to break the truth to their objects of affection as gently as they can As the book started revealing this aspect of the story, I will admit to being tempted to throw the book across the room I could not believe that this storyline was being reused, and since it was the dead of the night and not being the type to abuse books like that, I settled for verbal expressions of disgust and dismay Ruith had, since his first book, been worried about his heritage, and whether he might turn out to be like his mad, evil father That was the basis for him hiding away in the backwater of Nowhere, and for thoroughly hiding his magic I suppose since he was still a child at the time of the tragedy of the well, this may have been an acceptable reason for him to refuse his magical heritage But when you juxtapose Ruith s concerns that Sile s garden will not let him through with Ruith s recollections of playing in that same garden when he was younger, it really destroyed all credibility for Ruith s concerns at least for this reader I had had difficulty accepting Ruith s angst about his paternal heritage in A Tapestry of Spells This particularly scene made me snort in disbelief and exasperation And finally, shape changing horses that Hearn would lust after WTH PS You didn t have to bang our heads with the unsubtle hints of a possible trilogy for Solleir s HEA Although I did enjoy that banter PPS What did I enjoy about this book It was a Nine Kingdoms book, the romance was still sweet, the characters were still enjoyable, and Ruith s and Sarah s haggling over how and when Ruith might court her was pretty funny

  4. says:

    Spellweaver by Lynn KurlandParanormal Romance Jan 4th, 20114 starsSpellweaver is a part of a spellbinding saga and the 5th in the fantasy series by Lynn Kurland Spellweaver is the 2nd story concerning Sarah of Doire and Ruithneadh of Ceangail The 1st three book concerned Ruith s sister Morgan.Ruith is a powerful mage with elvish magic Handsome and talented, he hides his magic because he is haunted by his father s evil use of magic and wants none to taint him But there are dangerous peopl Spellweaver by Lynn KurlandParanormal Romance Jan 4th, 20114 starsSpellweaver is a part of a spellbinding saga and the 5th in the fantasy series by Lynn Kurland Spellweaver is the 2nd story concerning Sarah of Doire and Ruithneadh of Ceangail The 1st three book concerned Ruith s sister Morgan.Ruith is a powerful mage with elvish magic Handsome and talented, he hides his magic because he is haunted by his father s evil use of magic and wants none to taint him But there are dangerous people who want his father s dark spells The most dangerous one of them steals magic from others Ruith knows he can t let anyone use these spells but he needs Sarah s talent to see spells to find them But Sarah s past with magic has burned her And although she is attracted to Ruith, she wants to stay as far away from magic as possible Can their budding attraction for each other have a chance to grow in this atmosphere of mistrust and secrets This is a gentle fantasy world that reminds me of Robin Owens s Heart series but on a grander,epic scale The 1st of 3 books concern the impetuous swordswoman Morgan Because there is a lot of detail and rather involving cast of characters that interrelate, I would highly suggest reading them in order starting with Morgan s 1st book Star of the Morning which I felt was a joy to read At the very least, read the beginning of Ruith s journey in A Tapestry of Spells.This series has a gentle charm that almost seems poetic Evil villains and tortured heroes and heroines are slowly and skillfully revealed by the author This series is mesmerizing as I became invested in the main characters and wanted them to find peace and conquer evil Ruith is not as charismatic as is his sister Morgan who lost her memory and had to search for her identity Ruith isof an enigma He suffers because of his father s evil and how it destroyed his family He has had many years to lick his wounds and try to come to terms with his family s destruction Sarah also has many issues to resolve Her troubled relationship with her magical and power hungry brother and the disappointment she was to her magical mother Because Sarah does not have any real magic, she was tormented when she was younger and generally branded an outcast Being around a mage, even one who chooses not to use his powers, is difficult for her.This story is complex Anyone who loves epic fantasies with emotion, rich history and deep characters will enjoy this slow moving story I was particularly interested to knowabout Ruith s evil father, Gair, and can t wait for Ruith to begin using his powerful magic I would also like to knowabout the powerful and wise mage Soilleir and his past He seems very similar to Gandalf s character in Lord of the Rings And I would love to hear about his history and how he came into his powers or what will happen in his future.Magical swords, evil villains, dangerous spells, courageous heroes and an epic adventure create an addictive read.Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club

  5. says:

    It s been a couple of years since I read the previous book, so I had forgotten some of the details About midway through the book I realized that this series is actually three trilogies about siblings who share a tragic past and became separated for at least a decade Each book is written so that the action comes to a pause by the end, but nothing is fully resolved until the end of the corresponding trilogy However, I think the entire series revolves around the fallout of the tragic event that It s been a couple of years since I read the previous book, so I had forgotten some of the details About midway through the book I realized that this series is actually three trilogies about siblings who share a tragic past and became separated for at least a decade Each book is written so that the action comes to a pause by the end, but nothing is fully resolved until the end of the corresponding trilogy However, I think the entire series revolves around the fallout of the tragic event that happened all those years in the past.In this book we have Sarah, who can see magic and had an unhappy upbringing, and Ruith, who has been hiding from himself Ruith finds he has to come to terms with himself and his heritage in order to complete his quest and keep Sarah safe Sarah finds herself in one unexpected situation after another While she is strong willed, she isn t trained as anything but weaving So, she is pretty dependent and vulnerable Fortunately, she isn t a wilting flower and does her best to keep her head about her This becomes harder as she learnsabout her past However, she holds her head up even as it exhausts her.There are plenty of questions raised during this book, only some of which are answered There are some questions raised in the previous book that are answered in this one, such as who Francisco is However, there are a lot of characters from the first book who don t make a reappearance other than Sarah and Ruich wondering where they went to However, we do meet with some characters from the first trilogy, and also with the sibling for the next one I was surprised that there was no effort made to figuring out what Sarah can do view spoiler And I was disappointed that, of course, she is a member of a royal family Though not on both sides hide spoiler That being said, while I don t find myself sucked into this story the way I did the first three books in the series, I am enjoying it and look forward to reading the rest And I still think Sarah is an awesome heroine strong without being a warrior or having magical superpowers though I wouldn t be surprised if she doesn t develop those by the end of the next book

  6. says:

    I ve made the mistake of not reviewing this book when I finished it because I put it down and picked up Gift of Magic the 6t and last book in the series the next minute I have been totally into this series since I began reading it five weeks ago I probably have rated them against each other in a way, ending up with giving four of them five stars and two of them four Loved the world, the characters, and the story This fifth book continues with Sarah and Ruith s quest to find all of his evil I ve made the mistake of not reviewing this book when I finished it because I put it down and picked up Gift of Magic the 6t and last book in the series the next minute I have been totally into this series since I began reading it five weeks ago I probably have rated them against each other in a way, ending up with giving four of them five stars and two of them four Loved the world, the characters, and the story This fifth book continues with Sarah and Ruith s quest to find all of his evil father s spells so they will not fall into the hands of another black mage and to destroy them Sarah does not have magic, but she has the ability to see things and can see where every spell has been hidden Only for that reason does Ruith bear to have her come with him and into one dangerous situation after another There are many wonderful entities in this story elves, dwarves, mortals not many of them , mages some good and some very evil It is full of magic which is beautifully written There are a lot of names I can not pronounce and different kinds of magic, all with names, but I did not have a hard time following it I learned to pronounce the names in my head even if I probably can not say them Ruith is Prince Ruithneadh of Ceangail.I think one of the reasons I liked this series so much is simply because it is enjoyable to be in this world It isn t a scary read although there are some tense scenes, the romance is there throughout but it is a love story with humor at times, and if one wants torrid scenes in a story they are not here It has nothing in it that a young teen should not read although it may be too complex for a lot of them I simply loved being in the world and a part of these great magical men and woman And Sarah of course.No spoilers but as had to happen, in this book Ruith finds that he is going to have to embrace his magic and no longer keep it buried within himself The stakes are too high and his ability to protect Sarah is not there without magic very powerful magic.Best of all, Miach comes back into the story The first three books were the story of Miach, the Archmage of Neroche and Morgan Miach quickly became one of my all time favorite book heroes which is one reason why I spent the fourth book missing him These last three books take place in the same nine Kingdoms, but just very slightly after the events of the first three books I loved the parts in this book where Ruith and Miach reminisce about their boyhood friendship when they spent much of it sneaking into libraries and stealing spells they were not supposed to have Good thing they did Now I have to figure out how to do a good review without spoilers for the sixth book, Gift of Magic It will be a five star If you like fantasy romance with lots of magic I highly recommend this series

  7. says:

    The Nine Kingdom novels had me riveted from the first pages the romance is lushly sweet and the Nine Kingdoms themselves are a magical spot My only complaint is that Kurland appears to be on a one book per year schedule so I have another year to wait for the conclusion of Ruith and Sarah s romance.

  8. says:

    Nyeh I ve read better She s written better I enjoy the pace and overall charm of the author s work, but it was yet another story about making friends with the author s favorite characters.

  9. says:

    Fifth in the Nine Kingdoms fantasy series revolving around the surviving siblings of the blackest mage known in the history of the Nine Kingdoms it s also a bridge story continuing the adventures of Ruith of Ceangail and Sarah of Do re I also believe it takes place during or shortly after the adventures in

  10. says:

    I loved the idea of names woven into the soul It s so right The romance between elven prince Ruith and the weavergirl Sarah started to get a bit tedious, since it round and round in the same circles Ruith realises that, if he wants to protect those he loves, he s going to have to make the choice to face his own demons and start using the magic he d give up twenty years previously He s become besotted by Sarah and would dearly like to leave her tucked away in a magical garden full of endl I loved the idea of names woven into the soul It s so right The romance between elven prince Ruith and the weavergirl Sarah started to get a bit tedious, since it round and round in the same circles Ruith realises that, if he wants to protect those he loves, he s going to have to make the choice to face his own demons and start using the magic he d give up twenty years previously He s become besotted by Sarah and would dearly like to leave her tucked away in a magical garden full of endless delights but she s the only one who can see the toxic spells his black mage father collected and which are now scattered across the landscape in a disturbing pattern Almost like a lure Ruith spends time with his old teacher Solleir who asks him to take a gift of a strange sword to a dwarf king The dwarf immediately gifts it to him drawing Ruith s suspicions that something very strange and dangerous is going on Quite apart from the strangeness and danger of the spells that could destroy the world with their darkness Only as Ruith and Sarah encounter the ambitious queen do they realise that perhaps Sarah isn t an ordinary girl after all

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