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War threatens. The game board is set. But the Minstrel is missing.... 

Advancing his growing power, the Dread Prince breaks free of his prison and brings a faction of dragons under his control, stirring unrest and hatred in the newly united kingdoms of Tellurae Aquaous. 

When the dragon wards of Kallayohm are targeted in a ruthless attack, the High King travels there to administer justice. But the trial results in a crippling blow that leaves him reeling. 

On the heels of defeat, an unexpected message from the erstwhile Minstrel arrives, pleading with his friends for rescue. Together, the High King and his companions must follow the fragile trail, braving peril and darkness that will test the measure of them all....

©2018 Jenelle Leanne Schmidt (P)2021 Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

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Reminds me of Narnia!

A satisfying conclusion to the series! And engrossing story … action packed. Reminiscent of Narnia! I received a free copy of the audiobook, with no obligation.

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Incredible and Impossible Quests

Everything comes to a head. All the kingdoms, even a few we haven't yet met. All the forces of evil. All of the leaders who we've come to know and love over the course of the series step up to play their role. There is a great battle. Sacrifices will be made. Lives will be lost. And finally, we learn who the minstrel is and if the one he serves is as good and as powerful as the minstrel believes he is.

It's an amazing finale. I'm sad for it to be over but blown away by how good this series was. I am ready to start reading it all over again and will be listing it among my favorite family-friendly, good-versus-evil epic fiction series.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator and have reviewed it willingly.

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Epic Finale to an Epic YA Adventure

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Minstrel's Call is the 4th (and final?) book in the Minstrel's Song series. 5 years have passed since book 3. We can start with the expected: a great threat to the world, prophecy and a quest. However this volume more than any other in the series builds on the previous volumes and expands upon them. The party is split into different locations and purposes. Battles are fought in the different planes and in different ways. Secrets and mysteries previously hinted at are given satisfying and exciting explanations. New characters are introduced and you will find yourself menaced and enchanted by them just as much as you have the previous characters.


Jenelle Leanne Schmidt has grown as a writer and this story shows her balancing a larger scope with more complex plotting and really gives each character moments to shine. The finale is fittingly epic and while this makes a very satisfying conclusion unto itself and the series as a whole, part of me hopes somewhere down the line we may revisit the world again - even if just to check in on beloved characters and see how the rising generation grows into the their own.


I fear to say anything more specific as there are plenty of thrills, surprises and tearful moments along the way. If you have read the first three books you need to read this chapter.


Benjamin Fife continues his role as narrator and brings each character to life with a unique voice and even sings several songs throughout the performance. He brings a shine to this magical gem.

There is death, loss and tragedy - so if you have younger readers make sure they are mature enough to handle that. However the book is clean of gore, sexual content or strong language.

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Highly recommend

I loved this book and the entire series!! The character development was very well done and the plot line was very enjoyable. This is my go to series to gift to my kids friends (and I tell the parents they will enjoy it too).

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Fantastic Finale- Highly Recommend Them!!

I absolutely loved how well this one wrapped up the series and yet there's potential should she want to continue it. I don't want to give anything away, so I'm sorry if this review comes off a bit vague. This book lost any of the predictability that there had been at times in the previous books, and then add the picked up pace as the battles intensify-- it only makes it harder to put the book down. Just be prepared for this to take a few days to get through as it is an 20 hour book.

This series is perfect for any age (clean enough for all but probably 3rd grade & up) that loves large book fantasy sagas like The Lord of the Rings, Fablehaven, The Five Kingdoms, and The Beyonders. These books really need to be read in order to get the most out of them and I will absolutely be reading them again.

The narrator does a phenomenal job as always and really is one of my favorite narrators. He just does such a wonderful job with all the voice differentiation, accents, and his overall acting is all top-notch.

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.