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The Kinshield Legacy (Kinshield Saga Series #1)

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

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    K.C., MAY I have another?!

    Storyline: The Kinshield Legacy is a remarkable fantasy about a simple man who wants to do the right thing and help put the rightful heir on the Thendylath's throne by solving the mystery of the runes.

    Gavin Kinshield is the descendent of the last great king's champion and would like to live simply while patrolling the countryside, lending out his protection and skills as a warrant knight. However, as Gavin nears the completion of the Rune Stones' mystery and the fulfillment of the prophecy that he become the next, albeit a reluctant, king; he must confront his past in order to face his future.

    Ms. May has written The Kinshield Legacy as an entertaining and well written fantasy that draws the reader in within the first chapter and pulls us along for the fantastic journey of the reluctant would-be king of Thendylath.

    Grammar/Spelling: I did not notice any issues with grammar and spelling.

    Character Development: Ms. May has a wonderful cast of characters that are well-developed and each has a life of his/her own prior to becoming entangled with Gavin and the runes.

    When the reader first meets Gavin, he appears to be a roughhewn, scraggly Warren Knight just happy to make some money, buy some ale and a little company. But, as we get to know Gavin, it becomes apparent that there is definitely more to this solid man. He is forever standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves and trying to right the wrongs from his past.

    There is nothing kind about Brodas Ravenkind, Gavin's enemy. Ravenkind is a power hungry wizard that plans to usurp the throne from whoever is solving the mystery of the Rune Stones. He is quite easy to dislike and after learning all of the horrible things he has done to get where he is, the reader can only hope that Gavin can give him a good what-for.

    Writing Style: Ms. May creates a new and entertaining fantasy world without overwhelming the reader with too much fantasy lingo. With this story, the reader doesn't have to have a vast knowledge of all things fantasy to keep up; instead, they just need a little imagination to enjoy it. Ms. May uses a good mixture of story telling and flash backs to help move the plot along and you can almost feel Gavin's pain (literal) and anguish over losing his family.

    Continuity: There were no problems with continuity.

    Overall Rating: 5

    I sincerely hope that the Kinshield Legacy will be the first in a series! Do you hear me, Ms. May?! I am really looking forward to finding out what Gavin will do when it comes time to face his fate and fulfill his destiny as the new king of Thendylath.

    There are some adult themes (language, situations) and some violence throughout the story. So, it might be suitable for younger readers. But, I would highly recommend this to anyone who believes in fate and magic.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

    Fan - Tastic!

    When will there be more work by K. C. May? Is there more? Will there be? While I am not particularly a fantasy aficionado, this one caught and held my attention.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2006

    A True Gem!

    K.C. May¿s first novel, The Kinshield Legacy, is a spellbinding tale of magical moments with truly unforgettable characters. You will find this book difficult to put down as you follow the twists and turns of a finely woven story, cheering on the main character as he follows the path to his destiny. We can only hope that the next installment will be soon forthcoming!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2006

    A fantastic adventure

    A wonderful, fascinating read from cover to cover. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. As a first novel, The Kinshield Legacy shows an author with extraordinary talent for weaving an intricate tale with believable characters and dialogue. I can't wait for the sequel to come out!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2006

    An Instant Classic!

    This fantasy grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until the last one...although it's clear this is just the beginning of a great series. The characters are gritty and real, the scenes unforgettable, the chemistry between the main characters irrisistable. I can't wait for Book 2!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

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    Loving this series!

    Tried out this new author and I've been pleasantly surprised. The reluctant hero/king, the villians, the allies, the story line, it just draws you in and you can't wait to see what happens next. The characters are well developed and believable. Well written, well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable. Though it's 900 pages, it seems like I just flew through the book. Starting the second one and I'm excited to see what happens next and how the story evolves. Definitely give this book a read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Very very good

    This was a very good book. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Exceptional Fantasy Novel

    I purchased this novel on a whim an was pleasantly suprised to have stumbled upon such a good read. May has a well developed cast of characters. From the reluctant knight protagonist to the truly vile evil wizard antagonist, May's realm has been filed with well thought out and beliveable characters. The plot line, unlike many quest novels, is less than predictable with several interesting twists and turns. This book is one of my favorites of 2013.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2014

    This is a great first book in an entertaining series. While som

    This is a great first book in an entertaining series. While some of the character names are difficult to pronounce, I find that it just makes you more aware that this story is otherworldly. There is a very good mix of action and dialogue amongst the characters. The characters, plot, and plot development are well thought out and developed very well. Overall a great book and well worth the time to read it. And don't forget that it is FREE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Wow

    This is inert most exciting stories I have ever read. What fantastic, lovable heroes. The villians are the most vile that I have ever met. Enjoy this story yorself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Look forward to more books by this author

    Really enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    good read.

    Fun characters and great story. Looking forward to more of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Anonymous

    Great read! Kept me up till the wee hours of dawn.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Very good Read.

    I did enjoy this book. will look for the other ones in the Series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Kinshield

    Enjoyable book

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  • Posted September 26, 2013

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    Very interesting read. Fantasy people Fantasy world. Gavin is a

    Very interesting read. Fantasy people Fantasy world. Gavin is a very enjoyable character and I do recommend reading about his adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Nice begining

    Good charactors lets see how this goes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    A Satisfying Read

    This book gave me what I was looking for with magic, mystery and a story line I couldn't predict. When I finished reading it I felt like I had read a complete story, but with leads to the story to follow. I enjoyed the main character's humility and found myself wishing more people could be like that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Excellent

    Enjoyed the characters will def read rest of series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Keept me interested!

    From first to last, this book kept my attention. The characters were well developed and thought out. I enjoyed the story immensely and devoured this and the 3 follow on books! Some nice plot twists.

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