A Farewell To Woodmyst

The Woodmyst Chronicles Book X

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/18/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

A Farewell To Woodmyst is a work of powerful fantasy fiction penned by author Robert E Kreig. Forming the tenth and final book of The Woodmyst Chronicles, in which good has fought evil and everything in between over a truly epic saga, we now finally come to the end of this action-packed and terror-fuelled adventure. As the last battle looms between Kayl’sro and the Maji, we find ourselves following the fate of young Alice, a dragon rider and leader among her people. As she tries to overthrow an evil warlock who rules with an iron fist, her story echoes out to the greater battle and the darkness that threatens to bring the dead back to life.

Having reviewed many books from The Woodmyst Chronicles over the years, it was wonderful to see just how much author Robert E Kreig was able to pack into this highly satisfying conclusion to the series. There are many plot threads that are resolved, referred to and rekindled with fascinating results during this last dash towards the final battle, and keen-eyed fans of the series are sure to find no stone unturned. The action scenes, of which there are plenty, are well described and dynamically punctuated with a strong sense of organization that gives them a cinematic quality when they’re being read. We get a true blow for blow battle with vivid lexis that brings the blood and magic to life. Overall, A Farewell To Woodmyst will not disappoint fans of the series and is a superbly well written concluding novel.

Rabia Tanveer

A Farewell to Woodmyst is the tenth book in The Woodmyst Chronicles by Robert E Kreig. The story follows Alice, a young girl who is not like the others at all. She is a leader and she has a battle to fight or else everyone will perish. She rides a dragon and she is not afraid to draw blood if it means she will be able to save her people. With her people facing a heavy threat by the dark and power-hungry warlock Takmel, she knows she has to do whatever it takes to save them. Even if it means she has to put herself in the line of fire, she will do it. Can Alice find a way to save her people from the fearsome Takmel? Or will his forces become too powerful for her to handle?

Although I haven’t read the previous novels in the series, I had no issue with jumping in and enjoying the story. Alice is the perfect protagonist for the story; she is fiery and feisty, she knows her strengths and plays to them well. She is a good leader too; she keeps her head in the face of adversity and tries to make the best decisions for herself and the people who rely on her. The moment I started reading this story, I knew there would be multiple characters. But instead of overwhelming me, the characters added more to the story; they furthered the plot and ensured that my attention stayed right where it was needed. The pace was incredible, it was not too fast or too slow which made it perfect for the story. This is an epic end to a series that I am now sure is simply amazing!

Christian Sia

A Farewell to Woodmyst is the concluding tenth book in The Woodmyst Chronicles by Robert E Kreig, a satisfying, epic story for fans of fantasy. The story introduces readers to Alice, a dragon rider who has sacrificed everything to free her people from a tyrannical leader, Takmel. The great battle between Kayl'sro and the Maji is about to happen and Alice is unsure if she can redeem herself. But what chance can she have at redemption after what she’s done to her beloved Stephen? And just how was she to get redemption anyway if she could not forgive herself? In this narrative, readers follow her epic journey as she battles against herself and ruthless enemies to win freedom for her land.

This a great story, a novel with compelling characters and a powerful plot. Readers who love flying things and mythical creatures will enjoy this finale. The action is intense and it fills the pages of the story. Robert E Kreig creates a setting that is vivid, allowing readers to feel the natural elements like the snow and the wind and the effect they have on the characters. Images of places like the village of Erimoor, quaint and well-protected, with “the high ridge that surrounded it on all sides,” and the township shielded by the onslaught of northern winds, are ones that readers can’t easily forget. A Farewell to Woodmyst features conflict, with battles fought with swords and dragon fires. It is a highly imaginative story but doesn’t fail to evoke the realism of a lived experience. I rooted for the protagonist — so deeply and humanly flawed — and how she evolves through the story. There is so much to enjoy in this epic fantasy, from the beautiful writing to the interesting plot, to the compelling characters.