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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Emma Clawson

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The world Beyond the Walls is the third book in the Natural Forces series by Jean Gill. It’s an original and creative YA fantasy adventure story. Included in this novel are elements of magic, action, drama and good vs evil. While this genre isn’t one i normally read, I did enjoy it. Gill weaves around the reader a spectacular tale that draws you in while

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The World Beyond the Walls is the third book in Jean Gill’s Natural Forces series. The series juxtaposes the sterile and highly regulated Citadel with the wild and free Forest beyond – an enticing and thought-provoking fantasy setting.
It was great to catch up with familiar characters and meet some new ones as well – I particularly like Jeanette whose curiosity and determination get her into trouble and who knows the value of stories.
I really like how this series focuses on bees in the fantasy narrative. It’s very current, with concerns about bee populations dwindling, and also lends itself to an interesting perspective on society and loyalties.
This is the third book in the series, and I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning to enjoy the story in order. Gill does recap some important events of the earlier books so it makes sense on its own but the books are all so good you’ll want to read them all!
For me, this is a five-star read. I would recommend it to confident teen and young adult readers who enjoy fantasy and nature, particularly those involved in activism.

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World Beyond The Walls (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mielitta Queen Of The Warrior Bees and Mage-Smith Kermon are back living in the Forest and the Citadel respectively, Kermon is trying to teach the children magecraft while also keeping his dual role as a spy between the two parties, as he is carrying out his plans for the transition test where the children go into the world beyond the walls, the children he is testing are also trying to push the boundaries set by their genders, but they don’t fully know why those boundaries are there, in fact, only two people know that at all and Mage-Smith Kermon is one of them.

When Mage Smith Kermon is disturbed in his forge with news that one of his students has gone into the world beyond the walls and not returned, he is frustrated and annoyed, but he is also worried because of the evil which lies within them, he sends the young student away and has to attend a Council meeting to request permission to do this, however as they took the time to listen to all the opposing viewpoints and make a decision which appeals to all, he finds out afterwards that the other student has gone ahead alone, so now he has to go after both of the students with another mage at his side to be his anchor.

Mage-Smith Kermon gathers the children who have spoken to the two missing students to find out any information about what they had gone into the wall to decide, based on the little he is able to gather, he has a starting point for when he takes his turn to enter the mysterious world, he takes the time to gather provisions and goes to the water gate to connect with Mielitta to inform her of the situation and what he is about to do, including that the student was possibly following the story of Mielitta, however, he speaks to someone unknown instead and they say that they will pass on the message to her, when the connection is cut off, Mage-Smith Kermon is surprised to find where he had thrown some boots containing seeds into the mud at the base of the gate, now there are plants forcing their way through to the Forest, with this new knowledge, he sets off to find his students. Meanwhile, Mielitta and her two friends are being woken up after a long winter hibernation, but the news they receive on awakening is not what they had hoped and it means they need to return to aid another of their friends and the bees who rely on them, in this Mielitta shifts from bee to human and back to help the bees and the humans to communicate while the others help her, while the one with the nature of a bear replenishes his reserves in the way he needs to, but while he is resting in the cave, he has a vision which leads to a way to get back into the Citadel to help Mage-Smith Kermon.

When they follow the vision, two of them can enter the walls, however, Mielitta is not able to, so she decides to find another way in which she can help, but is distracted by her heart and the hurt the walls just caused her, she is prompted by her bees to think of and return to the homestead, however, her steps lead her to the water gate instead and she goes in to help the others in bee form, but she has no idea of the danger leaving the Citadel and heading in the opposite direction to her.

Will the four friends be able to solve the mystery of Mielitta’s history, find and protect the missing students from the evil within the walls and come out of the other end unscathed, or will the duplicity within the Citadel lead to their demise? This is a thrilling final installment to the series and you will not be able to put the book down until it is finished and you know how it ends.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Meg Tyrrell

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read the other two books and was in love, this one was fantastic. I can’t say enough about Melitta’s story. You really do need to read these in order, so if you haven’t go start book 1! This one focuses a lot on the walls and everyone around her, which rounds out the stories very well. I love each character, even the bad ones. They play a great role and are important for each little situation that helps the greater plot. Some of my favorite characters is Verity, and I can’t get into details but she’s boss lol. Please read these in order, if you don’t, you won’t understand everything you need to. It’s fantastic and elegantly written.

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Kerry Carr

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Natural Forces series and wow what a book. It grips you and drives you right into the action from the first page so you really need to read them in order to understand the story.

The main character is Mielitta the Queen of the warrior bees. With her future in the forest protecting her bees she seems content until things start to change.

Her man inside the Citadel Kermon is at risk for being exposed as the traitor he is. When two of his students go through the wall and get lost he has to find them but things aren’t that straight forward. With evil forces working within the walls could this be a mission no one can win.

Also when Mielitta’s husband and friend also disappear through the wall she ends up on her own quest to save them returning the the Citadel.

Can everyone make it out of this story alive? Will we now learn the full story of Mielitta’s birth? And can Mielitta save her friends, her bees and teach the people of Citadel that perfection  isn’t the only way of living?

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Lisa Helmick

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third book in this series. The story holds true to the other two. I would recommend reading them to follow along more easily in here. The characters are lively and there seems to be a lot of movement between the Citadel and the Forest.
I did struggle with this one a bit. There is a lot of looking into the scenes and not a lot of dialogue. That is the type of story I am not a huge fan of. I enjoyed the discussions the characters had as the story unfolded. I got their meanings and felt their feelings. Panic, fear, loyalty and friendship.
Overall while the story is good it’s not my favorite of the series.

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Heather Lovelace

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This epic conclusion to the series was everything I was hoping it would be. Such a fantastic adventure, it stands well on its own but truthfully is that much richer having read the whole series. Gill has done a beautiful job creating this world and these characters. Loved every page.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Candida Hopper

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3)
By Jean Gill

This book had me hooked from the beginning. This is my favorite one in this series. If you haven’t read the first two it is my suggestion that you go back and read them. This story is full of action, danger, magic, wonderful characters and more. The author weaves such a detailed rich story that you feel like your right there in it. I had a hard time putting this book down. I found this book to be refreshingly original. I will definitely be reading more books by this author. I recommend this book and series as a whole.

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Jonell Collins

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – was an excellent third book to this series. I think there’s some wiggle room for another book. I will really hate it if this is the end. This is just a really good story however, it does give you something to contemplate and think about. What exactly is perfection? And is that something we would really want? What would the unintended consequences be? Interesting thoughts.

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Faith Jackson

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read previous works by this author and her work never ceases to amaze me. It’s very intricate and very detailed in the most beautiful of ways. I love everything from the bee element to the action is exciting for the reader to explore. I don’t want to give too much away but I do want to say it’s pretty well written and the story is amazing. Brava, Ms. Jean Gill!

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