It’s official y’all. I am completely obsessed with the worlds Jeff Wheeler has created. This entire summer has been spent immersed in Muirwood and Kingfountain, day dreaming about kingdoms and castles, banished princesses and magic. So. Much. Magic! I love it! So far I’ve devoured 15 (!) of Wheeler’s books and started on the 16th last night. While each series is its own world and series, they do weave very loosely into one another, which is incredible. It’s almost like Wheeler is writing his own fan fiction after each series and building world up on world that roots back to the original. However, if we’re being honest, it’s hard to tell which world is the original world and it feels like Wheeler somehow wrote all of these books simultaneously rather than sequentially.
While Wheeler’s website recommends reading the books in the order which they were written, I’ve just read them in haphazard order by series, which has worked out fine. The Kingfountain Series is still my absolute favorite so far. This series felt like Wheeler’s best work, the stories and characters were so rich and well developed. However, Owen Kiskaddon and Ankaratte Tryweony just wrapped me up so completely and were two of my all time favorite characters this year, so this may be coloring my love for the Kingfountain Series.
One of the great things about Wheeler’s series is that they tend to be 3 books of about 300-ish pages. They also wrap up quite neatly while leaving room for expansion and tie-ins into his other series. While I love Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, these series are hefty and take some serious dedication to get through. Whereas with any of the Wheeler books, you can fly through them in about a week (or weekend if we’re being honest about our obsession here) which makes them really great summer pool/beach/camping reads.
Now is probably a really great time to sing the praises of Kindle Unlimited as every one of Wheeler’s books has been included in my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Well worth the $11/month.
Alright friends, magic world obsessions aside, it is time to get back to real life.
Happy reading and until next time, cheers!