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Lastborn (The Sixth Cycle)

2.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The first installment of the Sixth Cycle series.

Nara-Ya is a pugnacious adolescent girl on the run from a powerful sorceress. Fate lands her in the company of her polar opposite, the soft-spoken Donovan Brennan, who is simultaneously struggling to lead a Resistance movement, regain a throne for a wronged King, and prevent a war between the land he lives in and the land of
Published July 7th 2011 (first published July 4th 2011)
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Oct 29, 2011 Michelle rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011-reads, indies
The book, Lastborn, chronicles the lives of two very different people: Black Wolf (aka Donovan Banning) who strongly believes in both justice and non-violent protest, and Nara-Ya (aka Ayuma), a young woman whose murderous temper provokes her into acts of cold-blooded aggression. In a very complex series of events, these two meet and band together to save their land from an evil witch and a despotic king.

The writing in Lastborn is some of the best I've seen in an indie novel. Not only is the lang
Nov 28, 2011 Lyrical rated it really liked it
Here’s one for those of you who like complex plots. Lastborn is a high fantasy novel crammed with diverse cultures, political unrest and interesting characters – plenty of material for a thoroughly engaging story and Rachel Forde does not fail to provide.

I have to say, I love a story that surprises me, gives me something new and refreshing to chew on and you’d be hard pressed to find a character more refreshing than Ayuma, the heroine of Lastborn. At first glance, she seems like quite a normal c
Originally posted on Sept 27, 2012 on Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

Fluttering Thoughts:

World Building: Confusing. Fantasy world going on, but I didn't feel a clear sense and direction for the settings and the places the author took us to. Some urban settings, sort of industrial revolution going on, too.
Characters: Interesting as concepts, but somehow unfinished through story action. I didn't feel much from or for them. They didn't evoke any feelings, though the circumstances were built for it.
Plot: C
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May 22, 2012 A Book Vacation rated it liked it
This story had a very interesting concept, but I personally found it a bit slow and hard to follow. There are many characters introduced throughout the novel, and I had a hard time keeping them all straight, especially the more minor ones. Likewise, the plot tended to shift around a bit, from a huge, epic battle where Nara-Ya shows her true colors, to months of the characters sitting around doing nothing but waiting. And so, the pacing would speed up and slow down constantly, which was difficult ...more
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