Child of the Kindred

The Rienfield Chronicles Book 2

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
858 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2017
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Author Biography

Hello, mo chairde and welcome to my page. I am M.T. Magee, the author of the award-winning, #1 Amazon international, bestselling series, The Rinefield Chronicles. Book #1 is entitled The Treasure of Gwenlais. Book #2 is Child of the Kindred. Book #3 is now in production.
On Mar. 31st The Treasure of Gwenlais received the 2015 Silver Medal Winner of Ireland’s Drunken Druid Award Finalist for IAN Book of the Year Award 2016 for First Novel on Aug. 31st. On Sept.1st 2016 I received the Finalist Award for Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Voted #1 On Listopia’s Best Fantasy Romance (not urban).
I live in New England on our small farm with my husband and son. We raise an assortment of silly goats, quiet rabbits, far too many ducks and chickens, and a high-strung Border Collie cross named Gronk. I have always loved fantasy and fell in love with Tolkien at age eleven. I read all of his works by age twelve. I have been writing stories since I was ten years old and have always wanted to be an author. After fulfilling my dream of becoming a nurse, marrying the love of my life and having two wonderful sons, I have finally been able to fulfill my first dream of publishing my first book. My youngest son is severely disabled and I am his full-time caregiver. The long winter months here in New England make it virtually impossible to go out I used this time to begin my story, The Treasure of Gwenlais.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

Child of the Kindred Book 2 of The Rienfield Chronicles by M.T. McGee is every bit an epic fantasy of ambitious proportions. It is over 600 pages long, and closer to 700 pages than 600. I haven’t read book 1 yet, though I plan to when I have a lot of free time on my hands. I like a book where a lot of research has been done, and a lot of detail has been added. This kind of book is much more likely to become a beloved classic in its genre. There is simply just a lot more to love and the quality is usually a match for the quantity. Size matters. You can fit in more details, more memories, more everything in a bigger, longer series. But the author must make it worth the reader’s while if he or she is going to write a big book or a long series. I can’t speak for others, but I certainly felt I got my money’s worth.

There are some books that you can immerse yourself in and, when you come up for air, it is as if you have visited another world or at least another time and place. That is how I felt after finishing Child of the Kindred. M.T. McGee took me to another world, a world of the author’s imagination, created for a reader like me. The plot is long, detailed, and convoluted. A lot like life. The characters are larger than life. You can love them, you can hate them, you can be very frustrated with them, but you can’t ignore them, and it will be hard to forget them. This kind of book is not for everyone, but I loved it.


Desperate times call for desperate measures, and sometimes war is inevitable...

Princess Laurel is being held captive by the cruel and wicked, Warrick. Her beloved kingdom, Gwenlais, has been overcome with Warrick's men. There is blood on the street as Warrick's army plunders the kingdom. Laurel's only hope is that her husband, Prince Caleb, will bring the army of Heathwin to liberate Gwenlais. But time is running out for Laurel. Her life is in Warrick's hands, and Warrick is not in a merciful mood.

Well, M.T. Magee certainly kept us waiting for the second part of The Reinfield Chronicles, but boy, was it worth the wait!!

Filled with drama, war, love and hate, Child Of The Kindred did not disappoint. With elegant prose and characters that jumped off the page, this is a world that is very easy to get lost in.

Although both Gwenlais and Heathwin are fantasy kingdoms, it doesn't feel that foreign. I could envisage the grandeur of the Highlands of Scotland and the beauty of Ireland as I read. It is certainly a magnificent backdrop for a compelling read.

The characters are fresh and very real in the telling. Like before, with book 1, I loved the characterisation of Aiden, who despite being a secondary character is so much fun to read about. He is definitely my favourite character in this series thus far. I also adored Queen Alana. She is beautifully portrayed. Queen Alana is a very loving, but strong woman. I liked her.

What I really liked about Child Of The Kindred is the realism, despite it being a fantasy world. When something bad happens to one of the characters they don't just brush themselves off and act like it never happened, they suffer, and sometimes it takes a long time to get over the event. I thought this especially applied to Laurel, Marina and the children. But despite the suffering their is also much humour in this book. I found myself crying and laughing almost at the same time! Not many books can pull that off! Well done, Ms. Magee.

If you are looking for escapism with a heavy dose of romance, then this is the series for you. Although on the blurb the author states this isn't a standalone, I think it wouldn't take a reader much to catch up with the story. But saying that, I do recommend starting with book one because it would be a shame to miss out on such truly unforgettable characters.

I Highly Recommend.

Jamie King

Once again M.T. does not disappoint in any way. Outstanding details and story line. I loved it! So much adventure!! I can't wait to read more of her works of art. Thank you once again for such a grand adventure.

Barbara Bogi Mom

Romance, Drama and Fantasy Abound!!
Book 2 - AWESOME!!! MT has written the epitome of romance and fantasy that will pull you in the story and keep you there! The beauty and grandeur of both Heathwin and Gwenlais bring so much life to the story. The characters are real and become our family. I laughed at the antics of the children and cried for all they had lost. I love ALL of them and it's so hard to pick a favorite but Owain and Tulla are right at the top. Caleb and Aiden - be still my heart. Laurel and Queen Alana are my heroines. I can hardly wait for the rest of the series!!! You deserve every award you get!!!