Heart of the Staff: Complete Series

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Heart of the Staff: Complete Series

Blurb:

Book 1
Minuet Dewin, eldest daughter of the wizard Razzmorten, practically raised her half sister Leeuh. For many years, Minuet is Leeuh’s passionate champion. As time passes, Leeuh grows awful and impossible to defend. Whilst undoing her dangerous pranks, Minuet finds herself the target of her hatred and jealousy. And when they fall for the same prince, it looks like war.

Suddenly Leeuh vanishes. She returns years later, compliant and sweet as she always should have been. Should Minuet trust her, or will it be the very death of her?

Book 2
Frantic to find out if she really is the daughter of an evil sorceress, Rose makes a rash departure on a quest to the Chokewoods, a forest of horrors which no one in her kingdom dares enter.

Her brother Lukus blackmails her into traveling with him. Together they discover that trolls, Elves and cyclopses really do exist as do the perilous visions in the Valley of Illusions.

In the Chokewoods, they survive a horde of flesh eating devils, the fruit of the choke oak and a village of beasts who prepare to eat them. A hag crashes through the treetops and takes them away to a mad forest of her own where she turns them into thralls and taunts them with threats before they manage to escape and return home.

Book 3
A great evil awakens to shatter Niarg’s peaceful world.

In her remote island keep off the shores of Head, the fearsome sorceress Demonica at last learns that her granddaughter Spitemorta has come by the long lost Staff of Power.

She leaves immediately for Goll and offers to teach Spitemorta how to develop her considerable powers. Spitemorta accepts at once, thereby uniting the two most dangerous sorceresses of the age, determined to conquer the world. When they find the Stone Heart, making the Staff the most powerful tool of all time, it seems that nothing can stop them from crushing Niarg and conquering the entire world. King Hebraun of Niarg is dead and not a single Elf is left alive in the Jutwoods.

Book 4
Spitemorta’s husband, King James, tries to ride out of Castle Goll with her Great Staff of Power, but is tortured by Demonica and her and locked away to die in the the dungeon. He escapes across the Great Barrier Mountains, just as Spitemorta and Demonica destroy Castle Niarg, sending Queen Minuet and Wizard Razzmorten and the people of Niarg fleeing to the Pitmaster’s Kettles.

Book 5
Niarg has fallen. The dragons have fled from their caves. Confident that Queen Minuet and Wizard Razzmorten are dead, and that the trolls have eaten every last Elf, Spitemorta brings down the last hamlets of the Northern Continent as she prepares to conquer the rest of the world.

But Queen Minuet and Wizard Razzmorten do live and are hiding in the crater of Mount Bedd with the Fairy guardians of the Forest Primeval, where they wait for what remains of their army before fleeing to the Black Desert to live beneath its burning sands with the dragons and all of the Elves who escaped Demonica’s great troll raid, down their hidden river.

Book 6
With the murder of her husband, King Artamus of Gwael, Queen Spitemorta at last rules the world. She declares herself Omnipotent Empress and moves into her monstrous new castle in Niarg. And with her tools of power, the Great Staff and Crystal Heart, she believes she is invincible.

But then come tidings that four Elves have appeared in Niarg. These Elves should have been killed and eaten by her trolls, twenty years ago. And with these Elves returns the threat that the ancient Elven Prophecy predicting her downfall and death could still come to pass.

And somewhere far away, Ariel and Daniel, the very twins foretold in the Prophecy have become more powerful than any sorceress or wizard ever known. Together they could be invincible.

But can they destroy Spitemorta and her tools of power? The time has come and one thing is certain. Either the twins and the rebellion will meet their doom, or Spitemorta and her minions will.

Reviews:

I very highly recommend this “Heart of the Staff” epic fantasy series. If you like fantasy stories, set in a time of kingdoms and castles, loaded with evil witches, wizards, elves, fairies, trolls, unicorns, dragons, kingdoms with marching armies of war, this series has it all. I absolutely loved these books!!

I found each of the books to be equally entertaining, easy to read, as well as easy to keep up with the characters adventures and sometimes misadventures, and each book cleanly rolls into the next one. This series is good clean fun for nearly any age group. There are no sex scenes, which I personally appreciated. There is some violence, but, there are evil witches after all.

The writing team of Carol & Tom Phipps have done a beautiful job of putting together a truly entertaining and fun epic story. They do a wonderful job of blending the good vs the evil, along with adding a good amount of twisted humor, especially when dealing with the zealous plots of the evil witches, Ugleeuh, Spitemorta, and Demoica.

I was very saddened to see this series come to an end, and I can’t wait to find out what this wife and husband writing team come up with next!

This was such great deal I had to buy it, I’m glad I did! The story was full of imagination, magic and evil. It takes place in time long ago of castles, kings and queens. The other fantasy characters include elves, wizards, witches, devils, sorcerers, fairies and more. I really enjoyed the magical journey, each book was wonderful and the descriptions were so detailed I felt like I was there!
I’d definitely recommend this to anyone, any age age too! It is good, wicked fun!
I’m a sucker for surprises! “Talamh hesitated, but when Ugleeuh gave him a pleading look and a provocative smile, he gave in, set the vial on a nearby shelf and turned back for an embrace. Without warning, she flung up her fists, discharging a lavender flame from each of them into his eye sockets with a deafening pop, turning him into a smoking cinder.” Makes me quite satisfied to be safely married. I like their stories. There as much fun to read as I’m certain they were to create. These are definitely outside the boundaries of my genre, but I loved them! Buy the books and read them. They are just plain fun. “I realize that time is a river and that one can’t stick his foot into the same water twice, but I scarcely recognize this place and I can see that it will never be the home I thought we were coming back to. I wonder if it will ever seem like home again.” What’s not to love? Buy the set and enjoy! –Michael Carrier, Author of “Ghosts of Cherry Street”
I’ve read and enjoyed three books in the Heart of the Staff series. I’m happy now to have the complete series in one package.. And I saved some money, too! Like all good fantasies, imagination is the prime ingredient, and the Heart of the Staff stories create a world filled with magical beings and creatures, exotic locales vividly described, and of course, heroes and heroines, evil witches and the creatures and people they control. I’m looking forward to being enchanted by the crystal Heart and magic Staff that is the center of power for this epic fantasy series.
on April 24, 2016
This series has all of the essential elements of fantastic fiction, wizards, princesses, trolls and other mythical creatures that come with a secondary world. The story was reminiscent of masters such Tolkien and Le Guin, yet very original in terms of style and voice. Carol and Tom Phipps have constructed an epic fantasy for young readers and adults as well that will guide them into the classic realm of sword and sorcery. All my praise goes to this epic tale that is filled with magic and wonder. In short, their story is simply whimsical. I recommend it for lovers of fantasy fiction as well as anyone looking for a good story.
on April 14, 2016
Elves, plagues, magic and more. A great YA read for all fantasy lovers. I liked how every character was unique with distinct personalities and voices. I was plunged into a world of magic and misfortune and I am looking forward to completing all of this enchanted series.
on March 21, 2016
I really enjoyed these books! If you’re looking for an enjoyable fantasy series, you can’t go wrong with these books. They had many of the familiar fantasy elements that I love, and the story was clever and enjoyable. It’s a great story for readers both young and old. Make sure you have plenty of time to read when you sit down with book one, because you’re not going to want to stop reading once you start!
on September 1, 2015
Well written, good adventure. It’s hard to put down you want to keep reading to find out what happen next…Like that some of the animals talk.
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