Harbinger (Fate's Forsaken, #1)
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Harbinger (Fate's Forsaken #1)

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Seventeen years ago, a long and bloody rebellion wracked the six united regions of the Kingdom. Now the new King wields the vast and unvanquished army of Midlan with his right hand, and with his left has granted a small group of thugs — the nobles he calls his Sovereign Five — unbridled rule over the other regions. As if this weren’t bad enough, the King has also outlawed...more
ebook, 441 pages
Published July 30th 2012 by Shae Ford
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I thought this was well done, if a bit juvenile. I'd give it 3.5 stars.

I admit, the book earned its first three stars simply for not being horrible. It was part of a batch of fantasy samples I downloaded, and by the time I got to this one I was pretty furious over all the time I wasted on authors who write like they're still in high school. This, happily, was not a waste of time.

It's most definitely a young adult novel. The main character is not only young in years, but in experience. More than...more
Well, obviously, I thought it was terrific! My only disappointment is that the author hasn't written more in this series (there is a book 2, I'll get to that later) and I've been really pressed to find another book that grabbed my imagination the way this one did.

The characters are well developed; however, it's obvious she left some stuff alone that would mke another book by itself. The book started VERY slowly - for me anyway,and, I have to admit, I put it down the 1st time I started reading; a...more
I'm a bit surprised by the high rating of this book. It's pretty average all in all. Readable but not really anything to rave about.

Characters are not very complicated, and not very developed, somewhat stereotypical for the most part. There is a certain lack of depth, that's disappointing.

Plot is OK, despite some sparsely motivated events it's was not ridiculous, just a bit bland, not much edginess there.

Writing style is...well average, while entertaining and engaging for the most part, it was s...more
I enjoyed this book. It's a good mixture of plundering pirates and evil rulers and some paranormal stuff as well. Kael learns he is more than a failed hunter from the mountains. Kyleigh is accepted in spite of being only half-human. The two partner with a ship of well-doer pirates and over throw the bad guy. Yeah!! Kael and Kyleigh part ways a little wounded. I look forward to learning how and when they meet back up.
One my very favorites. Very entertaining.
I was somewhat surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and think its one of the better self published fantasies I've picked up on amazon. While not totally original (magic young man, evil king and pirates) its nevertheless a book with an emphasis on characters but has not ignored the plot to the point where the story unravels. I'll be happy to continue along with the next book in this series.
Liked the book. Meant for the young adult crowd, but worked well for me even though a bit older. Very standard fantasy, but good interesting world building without making it too chaotic.

First book in a series of 4, doesn't end on a cliffhanger, but there is a number of loose threads along with the overarching storyarch that makes you wish more of them had been released.
Dave Ricchiazzi
The story was a tad more juvenile than I normally like my fantasy, but it had a certain sweetness to it that encourages you to keep reading. Characters are fun and interesting, story was fast paced and didn't drag. Ending was a little over the top but forgive able and fit with the tone of the rest of the book.

Great first book. keep up the good work. t a little cliche to begin but once.it gets out of the small village things change quickly
I am very surprised at this books rating, being quite a tolerant reader I tend to blast through any book, even if they are less than average. But I did struggle to finnish reading this.

All in all this read was exceedingly cringeworthy, frustratingly facepalm to say the least.
Alice Bridgwater
Scarsino, era partito bene, poi invece si è perso per strada...
Troppo repentino il mutamento del protagonista, troppo inverosimile la storia d'amore, poco convincenti i motivi che starebbero all'origine delle scelte dei personaggi.

Non leggerò il seguito.
This book had a lot of action with a good story line. No trash so it is great for younger readers, middle school and up. Adult readers will enjoy the fast pace and subtle humor.
Great debut book for a new author. Witty and entertaining while putting a fresh spin on the same worn out young orphan hero.
Akan Michael
One of the best books i've read so far this year...its truly Amazing..
I would recommend this book to almost anyone
Robert Mair
When is the second book due to be published, can some one assist
Great read with some fresh concepts for the fantasy genre.
Jason Obrien
the book was awesome and awaiting the second one
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Shae Ford was born and raised in a not-so-small town outside of Ft. Worth, Texas. She comes from a long line of storytellers, and has spent countless hours seated at the kitchen table: listening to the fisherman's tales, passionate political rants, and sidesplitting antics of her often-mischievous extended family. Her mother, who could always find room in the budget for a new book, has been the un...more
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