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Annabeth's War

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  217 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
With King Harold away at war Lord Raburn has his eye on the throne. Those who dare to stand in his way fall beneath his power. All but one. A girl named Annabeth. Can a common, ordinary girl, with love for king, country, and her father, achieve the impossible?

Trained by her father, a master swordsman, outlawed Annabeth has only her sword, her wits, and her disguises to ke
Paperback, First Edition, 208 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Ready Writer Press
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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“With King Harold away at war Lord Raburn has his eye on the throne. Those who dare to stand in his way fall beneath his power. All but one. A girl named Annabeth. Can a common, ordinary girl, with love for king, country, and her father, achieve the impossible?
Trained by her father, a master swordsman, outlawed Annabeth has only her sword, her wits, and her disguises to keep Belterra from falling entirely into Lord Raburn's clutches. Can she rescue her captured father and Princ
May 6'th 2013. I loved this book! Except for a few gamer mistakes in the first few chapters it was perfect. It kept me turning the pages and fall in love with the characters. It made me want to read it again right away!

<<< 2015. This was my fourth time reading it and it still kept me turning the pages. This book is defiantly my number 1 favorite.

I have been waiting to read this book for a long time. Most library's don't have it so it wasn't the easiest book to get your hands on. The main thing that really got me intrigued about this book was the cover. I just love the cover. I figured with a cover that amazing, the book must be just as amazing. I've been wanting to read this book so bad, that I felt like I could already rate it five stars without even reading it. Well, I've read it and I can gladly give it five stars.

I love how the book
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful book, I simply loved it. There was one funny error in this book, where they called him Random instead of Ransom. And every time I read his name in the story, I couldn't help smiling when I though of his name being 'Random.' :) I loved all the lovable characters and the others... well, they had better beware. ;) Such a wonderful, lovely story. Can't wait to read more from Jessica Greyson! Recommend to those ages thirteen and older for some swordplay and mild violence. :)
C.B. Cook
Finally decided to mark this as DNF. Nothing wrong with the story, honestly... I just put it down for too long. I might start over some time, but we'll see.
First, I would like to thank Michaela for hosting the giveaway for this awesome book, and I would like to thank the author, Jessica Greyson, for signing and sending me the copy that I won from that giveaway! Your handwriting is absolutely beautiful!

Now, my rating is more like a 4.5.

This book had me on the edge of my seat. As I read it, I wanted to read it slowly and absorb it, yet I also wanted to speed through it and find out what was going to happen next! My only complaints would be the few ty
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: outread-aubrey, own
I love the cover. It fits the book. A mixture of the adventure of Robin Hood, interesting supporting characters, and a great heroine to lead them all make this book a great read. I appreciated the author's skill at keeping the story moving forward and painting the details of the heroine's character with clarity and depth. I enjoyed the heroine's relationships with many of the secondary characters and the sweet hint of romance throughout the story. Annabeth's War is a book worthy of keeping and r ...more
Amazing. I bought this on Amazon as a Kindle for $.99. I don't know how all these fabulous authors go by virtually unnoticed! If not for a specific notice by some other indie author, I wouldn't have found this exciting book by Jessica Greyson.

With intrigue, suspense, romance, and battles, Annabeth's War caught me up from practically the very first page and took me on a great journey with Annabeth and Ransom. Beautiful, bittersweet, and easy to get into, this story stirred my love for reading, :)
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my new favorites.
The plot and characters were awesome.
Ransom is one of my favorite book characters ever.
It's a great read and if you haven't read it, then read it today.
Hannah Rodes
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
AnnaBeth’s War by Jessica Greyson

With King Harold away at war Lord Raburn will do anything to get the throne. No one dares to stand in his way, Well everyone but a girl named AnnaBeth. AnnaBeth is a girl with a sword who knows how to use it. She had been trained by her father, a mater swordsman. Can one girl possibly keep Belterra from falling into Lord Raburn’s clutches? Can one girl save her father and Prince Alfred who are captured and inside the palace walls? (Read the book and find out.)

Kaitlin Grace
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-published
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Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Age Appropriate For: All Ages

Best for Ages: 10 and up (some mild violence)

This book was on my to-read list since it came out. I was so excited when it arrived from Amazon, but ended up having to set it on my shelf for a while. My youngest sister ended up reading it first and thinks it is the best story ever written. While I was sick, I finally got to read it, and I think my sister was very close to the truth.

It was so refreshing to read a story about a girl who makes the right choices. I get tir
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a delight to read! I immediately fell in love with the characters, and that feeling only grew as the book continued. The style and story reminded me a bit of Robin Hood--in little ways--but I enjoyed it more.

It also has that rare (and for me undefinable) quality that makes me want to pick up my own pen and write. Okay, so wanting to write isn't rare for a fellow author...but wanting to write while reading is.

I only wish it had a sequel! I'm looking forward to Greyson's future
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
This has been on my TBR forever. I wish I had read it when I was 13, I would have loved it so much then.
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Annabeth's War
By: Jessica Greyson
Rating: 3 stars
Ages: 12 and up (best for girls)

Annabeth's War is my first book from Jessica Greyson - but certainly not my last! Where did she get the fun idea for this book!? It was exciting, fun, adventurous, and the type of book that makes you smile softly to yourself.

Annabeth was honestly the perfect heroine for this. She's actually one of the best heroines I've read a book about - and, let me tell you, it's very hard to impress me with a female character. Wh
Maria Elisabeth
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Annabeth, the swordmaster's daughter, had been trained by her father as the son he had wished he had. Now Lord Raburn has seized power and she is left, the only one in the kingdom, with secrets which just might preserve the lives of her father and her prince.

If she can stay alive.

What can I say? Opening the pages was going back into the medieval stories I've loved and used to almost live in. I don't know where to begin. Annabeth. Let's start with the girl who has center stage.

Coming to Annabeth
Erika Mathews
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Annabeth’s War, by Jessica Greyson, is the story of Annabeth, a young girl who has a sword and knows how to use it. As troubles engulf the country, she must do her best to stop evil and save the people – all the while harboring secrets of her own. As she meets new friends and encounters old ones, she demonstrates courage, loyalty, and femininity hidden under her sword and disguises.

It is not a book for the faint of heart. If you hate battle scenes or painful descriptions and always steer clear o
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: booksreadin2018
This was my first book written by Jessica Greyson and it most certainly will not be my last. I really enjoyed it! I've heard several good things of this author and I'm glad I gave this author a try.

What I Liked: Annabeth and Ransom were very likeable characters, along with Songlark and Alf and all of the characters I was supposed to like. And the characters you supposed to detest, the author did a very good job at making you dislike them. I was rooting Annabeth and Ransom on. I really liked Rans
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Annabeth's War

Author: Jessica Greyson

Genre: Christian, Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance

Plot: Annabeth was trained to use the sword by her warrior father and grew up separated from the girls and boys by this fact; the girls avoided her for her tomboy-ish ways and the boys beat her up for being better than them at such a manly activity. However, this never stopped her from becoming a sweet strong stubborn person and when circumstances force her to go on the run, living by her sword
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Leah Good for loaning me the Kindle book!

Actual rating is 3.5 stars for reasons I'll get into in a moment, but I'm rounding up because of my overall enjoyment of the story. :)

I liked this book. Annabeth was an interesting and endearing main character in her own odd way, the other characters solid, and the plot good. I can't say much as to the accuracy of what appeared to be a medieval portrayal, but nothing screamed "this is wrong!" to me, so I wasn't bothered by anything there.

Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
This one is a little hard to review, because I devoured it in two sections while on a 12-hour flight. It held my attention (obviously), and was overall a rather enjoyable read. However, I have quite a few qualms with the book.

Annabeth is introduced as an expert swordsman despite her age and gender. But as the story progresses, our protagonist becomes a damsel in distress who must be rescued by a mysterious, chivalrous man. To give her the benefit of the doubt, we could also look at it this way:
Claire Banschbach
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Annabeth's War was a good read. It turned out to be a little different than I thought it would be based on the synopsis. It's told mainly from the point of view of another character. I would have liked it a little more had it been from Annabeth's point of view. But overall, it had a good plot and strong characters. It was very well paced and I finished it in one day. Jessica Greyson did a great job for a first book. Please keep writing!
Annabeth's War was an amazing read! I loved every bit of it. There is a gruesome scene that might scare younger audiences. Nothing too gruesome but it made my eyes widen a little. So a really great book that all should read if old enough. I would recommend it to ages 12-up.
Jayla Whittum
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Oh my gosh, it was such a great book! There is so much passion and heart that it is so inspiring. Although I am 100% a sucker for sappy romance, I actually really like that, although this book contain plenty of it, it didn't base the entire sole purpose of the book around romance.

I would recommend this book for people who love passion, romance, adventure, danger, and sacrifice. Also, if you like the kind of books that are set back in the olden days filled with kings, knights, and courts.
If you,
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
Great adventure; predictable but still fun!!
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
With King Harold away at war Lord Raburn has his eye on the throne. Those who dare to stand in his way fall beneath his power. All but one. A girl named Annabeth. Can a common, ordinary girl, with love for king, country, and her father, achieve the impossible?

Trained by her father, a master swordsman, outlawed Annabeth has only her sword, her wits, and her disguises to keep Belterra from falling entirely into Lord Raburn's clutches. Can she rescue her captured father and Prince Alfred? Will one
Carmel Elizabeth Elizabeth
I opened this book with pretty high expectations, after having seen it read by several people in the blogging-circles I run in, and with generally good ratings. I was however, somewhat disappointed. The author told a good story, however somewhat fantastical. If this was a fantasy with magical creatures/etc. I would have had little problem with it, but everything seemed to happen a little too perfectly in the closure of the book.
I also found several bits of dialogue or description that pulled the
Annabeth's War was so fun to read! I found it to be enjoyable, adventurous, and at some points laugh out loud funny. There were three more intense chapter towards the end of the book, but other than that it was an easy read. Also Jessica Greyson was able to portray her protagonist, Annabeth, very well. While determined, brave, and a bit strong willed at times, Annabeth also had the heart of a young woman and maintained her femininity.

I can't wait to read another book by Jessica Greyson! :)
I'm waiting to properly review and rate this until I've read it a second time. I can say that I was pleasantly surprised several times, and I really enjoyed the characters.

Edit: I gave this book to my twelve-year-old sister for Christmas. She read it all that night, and I heard lots of laughter and squeals of happiness from her direction. My thirteen-year-old brother is now reading it because, "She told me half way through the book that she had no idea how it was going to all play out. That neve
David Bergsland
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A solid, entertaining Christian fantasy romance

Thankfully, the fantasy is dominant in this one. The characters are a joy. The relationships are true and honorable. The heroine and hero are realistic, strong, and surprisingly open to the reader.

This is a very good book. Spiritually, it's three stars, but it's a blessing to read it.
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