Strangehold

Strangehold Morgan Tenpenny has retreated from her painful magical past choosing to live quietly as a guardian of one of the gates between worlds But her sister Gwen is married to a lord of the High Court of Fa

  • Title: Strangehold
  • Author: Rene Sears
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Morgan Tenpenny has retreated from her painful, magical past, choosing to live quietly as a guardian of one of the gates between worlds But her sister Gwen is married to a lord of the High Court of Faerie and when Gwen asks her to protect her nieces, it s time for Morgan to emerge from her seclusion The gates to Faerie have inexplicably closed, and no one knows why, notMorgan Tenpenny has retreated from her painful, magical past, choosing to live quietly as a guardian of one of the gates between worlds But her sister Gwen is married to a lord of the High Court of Faerie and when Gwen asks her to protect her nieces, it s time for Morgan to emerge from her seclusion The gates to Faerie have inexplicably closed, and no one knows why, not even Falcon, the fae Morgan finds trapped on her side of the gate.As a devastating illness that only affects magic users starts to sweep through the country, Falcon tells Morgan of a way to reach her nieces in Faerie through a mysterious place called Strangehold if Morgan can trust that Falcon is all that he seems But with the Queen of Faerie increasingly defensive of her borders, even their combined powers may not be enough to win them through.With relations between fae and human falling apart and a deadly illness threatening all of her old colleagues, Morgan finds that her past isn t as dead as she d thought She must navigate the threats in time to save her nieces and just maybe the world.

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    • Belinda says:

      4,25 stars - 🍮Ebook - It had been a gamble coming here. Even now, the counsil curse tightened about his neck like a collar - Morgan has magic. Earth magic. Here house is in the near of the Leylines. So she can take magic out of them. She also has tattoos filled with magic. Her sister Gwen is Ambassador for the Humans at court of the Faerie Queen. The faerie Queen has a Hand who is the forfighter of the Queen. Morgan is bound to the children of Qwen to protect them when its needed. As magic h [...]

    • Jacob Proffitt says:

      This is a strange story, but one I enjoyed. It's on the short side and the plot moves along at a predictable pace with few true diversions. Morgan treads carefully from one event to the other in a logical way. She's in her forties and of a serious bent, so this isn't precisely strange. The thing is, a steady pace isn't generally very engaging and the world building isn't that outstanding and the relationships are built subtly, as well. So this should have been downright boring.Only I liked Morga [...]

    • Stephanie says:

      I loved, loved, loved this novella - my favorite new urban fantasy in ages! The heroine, Morgan, is a 43-year-old spellcaster who's grown into her power but suffered real losses along the way. She's a fabulous mix of mature strength, competence, and practicality (really rising to the occasion in difficult situations), but with a deep core of emotion running underneath - and she's isolated herself from everyone after a series of painful betrayals in the past. In this story, though, despite her po [...]

    • Andrea says:

      A novella centred around a threat to the current peace in the long history between Faerie and the human world. I liked the main character's practicality, and this was a rare urban/paranormal that did not feature an excess of aggressive display. I always endorse polite - it's more interesting than peacocks butting heads (to thoroughly mix some mating rituals there).The most negative I can say about the story is that it was very straightforward. A problem arises and main character Morgan is only e [...]

    • Luci says:

      So so awesome. I really really really loved it.

    • Patrick Samphire says:

      4 1/2 stars.I borrowed an Advance Reader's Copy (ARC) of this book, which is out on July 19th, 2017.They fae and humans have existed in an uneasy truce for decades, but now, suddenly, the gates between 'underhill', the land of Faerie, and 'overhill' have all been sealed and a mysterious and deadly sickness is sweeping through human spellcasters. Morgan Tenpenny's nieces are trapped in Fairie and in danger from the fae queen. She must find a way into Faerie, rescue her nieces, and find a cure for [...]

    • Rene Sears says:

      It's here!I have always loved stories featuring the fae. Here's my take on a magical community unknown to most of the humanity and their strained relationship with Faerie. It's got family, friendship, nefarious deeds, people trying to do their best under difficult circumstances, hellhounds, curses, and plenty of magic both fae and human. I hope you enjoy!

    • Jasmine says:

      I thought this one was a novel and my read was mostly "huh, this seems sparse" and I just realized it's a novella. Ohhhhhhhh. Interesting world and characters, very much setting up further stories (not much is resolved here, or it resolves only to show bigger and worse issues) and I worry about everyone. We are all so vulnerable and know NOTHING.

    • Fangs for the Fantasy says:

      When Morgan’s fellow student committed a terrible crime against the fae, Morgan retreated to a relatively quiet, isolated life. She certainly didn’t spend as much time with her sister as she’d like - not after she married a fae lord and became an ambassador to Underhill.But when her sister begs for her help shielding her half-fae nieces, Morgan can’t say no and plans to be a bigger part of their lives… until all the gateways to underhill close ujknown to all, even Falcon, a fae she fin [...]

    • Ksenia says:

      4.5 starsI really liked this story; it feels like a start of a great “friendship”. The world building was quite well thought throw – a very nice take on Fae/Human relationship. The river of blood was may be a bit too much, but I definitely loved what Sears did with the Strangehold. This is undeniably a character driven book, thought there were enough adventures too. I loved Morgan. For me it’s always a pleasure to find a book with main character over thirty something. Morgan even older, [...]

    • Live Laugh & Love Books says:

      Originally posted on my blog Live Laugh & Love BooksI liked this book, the world that Rene creates is kind of fantastic and I think it is an interesting way to portray Humans and Fae. Even though it is lacking in the romance area, it does have adventure and well balanced characters that were really relatable. I do feel that maybe it was too short and I am sincerely hoping that future books hold more romantic elements. But I am looking forwarding to reading more from Rene Sears.

    • Liz says:

      This is an excellent start to a new urban fantasy series. It is a little more reality based than most and I think that made it a more interesting read. I really liked the main character, Morgan; she is smart, determined and independent. The story is fast-paced and easy to follow. The ending leaves lots of loose ends in anticipation of the next in this series. Bottom line, if you're looking for a creative, easy read in this genre, I would recommend this book.I won a copy of 'Strangehold' in a gi [...]

    • Molly Smith says:

      Initial Thoughts: I really enjoyed this new series. Though it was a quick and could have been a full novel, it was not lacking just succinct. I enjoyed the blend of magic and fairy, the differences between human casters and fae magics. Our main characters are compelling and I'm eager to learn more about them, as well as the fate of Morgan's sister. I found her nieces intriguing and the plot concerning them interesting. However, I'm most interested in learning more of Falcon's background and his [...]

    • Rebecca says:

      short but fun read, a really relaxing read compared to my school books. i liked the main character, because she is practical but caring. the story follows her struggle to find her nieces while racing against the clock to figure out a cure for casters who are struck by an abnormal disease. tbh i was more interested in the abnormal disease plotline, because i like morbid mysteries. (i'd have liked for this to be a full out morbid mystery novel where she just struggles to solve the epidemic killing [...]

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