Rogue Beyond the Wall

The Rogue Beyond the Wall Series

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
399 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2020
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Author Biography

Giselle Jeffries Schneider holds a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing. She lives in Idaho with her wonderful husband and two very strange cats. Her passion is in writing fiction/fantasy stories, reading for hours, daydreaming, walking, camping, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Rogue Beyond the Wall by Giselle Schneider is the first book in The Rogue Beyond the Wall series. Everything has changed for Nicholas and his family. He’s charted his own path in life which has led him to become the King of the Rogues. A recent betrayal has brought his name into the light and now he has a warrant out for his arrest. He narrowly escapes with his life and goes to the only place he knows will provide him shelter and help, which reunites him with the spirit of his sister. As the two work together to escape, Nicholas encounters a kind monk who offers them safety under the care of a brother at the monastery. Their father Isaiah is at home where he faces questions over his son’s whereabouts with his refusal costing him his freedom and perhaps his life.

Giselle Schneider weaves through various perspectives that primarily revolve around Nicholas and his family as each faces the wrath of the king and a prophecy. Throughout his journey, he meets various people that help him with his escape and each one has an important role in the story as each helps build the prophecy that says Nicholas is the Victory of the People. He’s considered a rogue but to the people, he’s their hero which is seen through his actions. His genuine personality provides the heart of the story and drives it forward. Several characters are drawn into his journey which begins with a group of gypsies that are the first to take Nicholas in and are the ones that first heal him and show him kindness. Without each of these characters, Nicholas’s journey would have turned out very different by the end and each furthers the destiny set before him. Rogue Beyond the Wall is an exciting adventure that has heart, prophecy, family, and destiny as a family works together to overcome the odds.

Alder Blacksmith

A captivating journey filled with twists and turns, action, emotion, suspense, and an ending no one will expect. Oh, and magic! This is a wonderful telling of Nicholas' life ten years before Aria, when he is only sixteen and still growing up to become the man we all know in The Sorceress Saga. Readers of the original series will enjoy the insights into not only the mind of Nicholas, but those closest to him that impacted his life.
But the story only starts here. I am personally excited for the next book(s) in The Rogue Beyond the Wall Series, and I am sure others will feel the same.

Marilu Coelho

I am completely blown away! A prequel series, about Nicholas and Isaiah... Wow! I snatched up this book the moment I realized what I was looking at, and then waited impatiently for it to arrive. I was, however, a bit nervous when I noticed the multiple point-of-views. Not many authors can write a story through the eyes of different characters and keep the world flowing, keep the readers on track with what is happening and who they are following. This author, though... Beautiful writing, unique setup, and spot on reader to character connections. I was captivated the entire way through this book. The author definitely has talent in telling stories.
I can't wait to read the rest of The Rogue Beyond the Wall Series, and to see more of The Sorceress Saga.

Sheila S

Awe-inspiring writing!
I just started this book and even just a few pages in, I am drawn in to the vision the author created. I'm sure it will prove to be an amazing series.