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The Forbidden Land

The Witches of Eileanan Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Elle Newlands
Series: The Witches of Eileanan, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds her life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into “Lady Fionnghal” by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. 

But Finn’s talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. 

Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness.

©2000 Kate Forsyth (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
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Left satisfied yet looking 4 the next installment

Kate builds and weaves more magic in each book, yet nothing seems over the top and impossible. It is seamlessly written and narrated so that this world and its characters feel so real as if Kate has plucked them from history. Start from the beginning, get book 1 and venture into a world of myth and legend made real... then you will have to listen or read or both, all 6 books in their entirety.

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Excellent continuation of the saga

Kate Forsyth has keep a great pace with this continuing story. The characters are developing satisfactorily and I’m eager for the next one in the series. The narrator is excellent.

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Thrilling & enthralling

Great to have the next instalment of the enthralling tales of Eiliannnan dedicated to the adventures of Finn the Cat. Forsyth weaves yet another bold and daring female lead character with a colourful turn of phrase and mischievous charm.

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  • dlr100
  • 04-07-2020

So better than expected.

I didn’t really want a story about Finn as i prefer the Twins, but it was a wonderful conclusion for many of the retinue who gave so much. The narration as always was beautiful and clear with such a range of voices from one person. I am ready for the next story.

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  • K.C.
  • 23-06-2020

loved it!

So far, this one in the series was my favorite. Finn is the best and I hope she stays as wild as she damn well pleases. I also really enjoyed the bits of singing. Beautiful voice and it made me smile each time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2020

Good but the others were better

I have listened to all the books up to this one. This one was not my favorite. I still am interested in the story but this one kind of drags a bit. I think I am more interested in the other characters rather than the ones that are the main focus in this book. The one thing I could definitely do without is the singing. It’s unnecessary and kind of annoying. I am not sure why it was added but for me, it does nothing to enhance the story. I had to skip through a lot. I feel it would have been better if it was left out. The series if interesting and keeps you wanting to know what happens in the next book.

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  • debbie dansie
  • 26-05-2020

finn

loved this book as well the series is great, the narrator fantastic. she keeps the story alive , and well her singing. is quite awesome.

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  • Beth Turner
  • 07-02-2020

Can't wait for the next one!

I started this series just hoping it wouldn't be dumb. I was extremely pleased with all 4 books that are out thus far! The story is engaging and hooks you from the start. The narrator is simply wonderful! I really think she could read the periodic table and I would be glad to listen.

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  • Crystalshannon1
  • 22-01-2020

A Must Read.

I have read the paperback version of this book more times than I can count and I have loved this series since I first discovered it. I was so excited to see it is finally coming out on audible. The narrator did a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life and speaking in a clear voice. Although the accent is heavy, it is easily understood and really brings the characters different personalities to life. The voices used make it extremely easy to differentiate between each character. I highly recommend this book. If you love a story of magic and sci fi filled with great accents and a gripping story then this series is for you.