Reviewed by: Michael Thal
Genre: YA/ Fantasy/ Occult
Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words
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David Matthiesen was educated in Texas and is currently the Director of Sales at Office Depot. One night he had an epiphany that culminated into Awakened. The Wraithgillien is the second book in the Maxwell Cain series.
Maxwell Cain awoke from a magic induced coma to find himself head of the powerful Cain Corporation. In Awakened: The Story of Maxwell Cain readers are placed into a world that is peeled away as we learn with Max its culture, problems, and Max’s amazing abilities.
In Wraithgillien: The Story of Maxwell Cain, the Corporation Max once headed is seeking more than just the bottom line, and the only force in its way is The Covenant.
David Mattiesen creates a fascinating world of magically endowed humans holed away in a hideout training to battle the Wraithgillien, led by the infamous Merlin of Camelot fame. Max’s nemesis has more in mind than just the destruction of Max and The Covenant. World domination is his goal.
The Wraithgillien is an exciting read, however this reviewer suggests you read Awakened first, for The Wraithgillien is not a stand-alone novel.
It is only fair warning that The Wraithgillien doesn’t have a satisfying ending. It will be necessary to read book three, when that’s available, to complete the Maxwell Cain trilogy.
Rating: **** Four Stars