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Amber Wake - Gabriel Falling

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Where do I begin?
That’s a difficult question in and of itself but when your life is transformed into something else, do you start when you’re born or when your life truly began?
I was born in London as Gabriel Wallace. The child of high society; although I was raised to appreciate
everything that softly landed in my hand. I followed all the rules. I worked hard, studied ha
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published February 14th 2016
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J. Kahele
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This novel is very slow through the first few chapters, the dialogue is a little long and drawn out at first but as the authors settle in the writing becomes a lot smoother, making the story a lot more interesting and the flow a lot smoother. The story is written in the POV of a pirate named Rasmus Bergman and I found his characterization to be right on spot. The world building was magnificent, it was as if you were sitting next to t
Colleen Chesebro
The book opens with Royal Navy Captain Gabriel Wallace who finds himself coerced into a situation that jeopardizes his career and everything else that he holds dear. Captain Wallace’s hand is forced by Admiral Chambers who court-martials him in front of his peers.

Captain Wallace knows his days are numbered and he makes the decision to leave England with his navy vessel, the Majesty’s Venture, to escape the wrath of the Admiral, known to the rest of the British Navy as the “Chambers of Hell!” Th
M.J. Mallon
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars


I really enjoyed Amber Wake - Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester. This pirate tale oozes excitement, the fight scenes are first class, and the touches of humour had me chuckling like a pirate!! I'd recommend it for readers who enjoy a fast paced adventure on the high seas, lots of camaraderie, and splashes and splashes of thrills. It's a very entertaining read, a well written and plotted book. Its strength lies in its thr
H. Schussman
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amber Wake, Gabriel Falling by Ronovan Hester, co-author P.S. Bartlett
Review by H. Schussman (Author)
4.5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Reader’s Point of View:
This prequel is written to explain an enigmatic pirate, Captain Rasmus Bergman, found in a series written by P.S. Bartlett. Author Ronovan Hester was selected by P.S. Bartlett to go back in time to develop the character of this fierce, yet protective man. Set in the early 1700’s, Hester uses a
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever enjoyed book so much –you absolutely needed to tell everyone about it? This is one of those books. Stating the obvious: I enjoyed reading this Historical Adventure by authors PS Barlett and Ronovan Hester. Amber Wake – Gabriel Falling, follows the journey of Gabriel Wallace a Royal Navy Captain. Betrayal and corruption lead this dishonored captain on a journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705.
The story itself could easily be turne
Cindy Vallar
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In a London tavern in 1705, Captain Gabriel Wallace and Lieutenant Miles Jacobs intervene when an admiral attempts to kill his wife’s paramour. Gabriel prevents this, but someone stabs the admiral and Gabriel must face an Admiralty court of inquiry. The verdict, while acknowledging both his good intentions and his loyal service to the Crown, cashiers him from the Royal Navy. But the admiral’s friends aren’t satisfied and hatch a plot to destroy Gabriel. Not only do they connive to bring about hi ...more
KL Caley
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I recently finished reading Amber Wake by PS Bartlett & Ronovan Hester and I must say it is such a catching and intriguing storyline. It is set around the classic storyline of a hero trying to right a wrong done to him but it is so much more than that. When Royal Navy Captain Gabriel Wallace finds himself unknowingly tricked into a situation the ruins his career and risks his family he makes the decision to leave England. With the help of his friends and crewmates, they make an escape and become

Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amber Wake - Gabriel Falling is filled with intense emotions, intrigue and suspense!

It is a story of change and one man’s transformation, telling the tale of one Gabriel Wallace, captain of the Royal Navy, an educated and honourable man -a man with a moral code that is largely unwavering, confident yet humble.

The book opens with an unfortunate incident leading to Gabriel being court-martialled for murder and subsequently disgraced. Choosing to flee with the support of his loyal crew, he embarked
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling is a well written historical fiction. It is full of action, adventure, and thrilling suspense; everything a reader would expect to find in a good pirate tale, but this book is so much more.

I found the characters to be deep and complex; each drawing on the other. Along with the occasional twisted and tainted character of a few pirates, the reader also finds unexpected fairness, loyalty, and morality in the hearts of some main characters.

The plot is solid. The storyline
Angela Kay
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As an avid reader, it takes a while for me to actually start reading. However, once I start, that's all I do. Especially if I'm engrossed in a book. This was the case with Amber Wake. I loved the old fashioned tone in the narrative. We don't get many of that these days. And it helped me visualize the scenes more than it would, otherwise. Reading, I felt like I was watching movie.

It was a fast moving adventure that left me wanting more. It took me a while to begin reading, but once I did, I hones
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was my personal challenge to read something outside my usual genre. I was surprised at how quickly I was drawn into the book, carried along by the exciting story and held with the characters as their personalities and development unfolded through each adventure. I have been proved wrong in thinking pirates were for boys. Grandmother's can enjoy the mischief and adventure too! A great read for everybody, I think you will get booked also. ...more
Elena Alvarez Dosil
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Gabriel Wallace, captain of the Royal Navy, is unfairly court-martialed. But Gabriel is not alone, and his crew will make him find an escape and be there for him. Things will never be the same for captain Wallace.

The book is written in first person, from Gabriel’s point of view. It took me some time to get into this book due to the language used in it, but after finishing it I can say that I absolutely loved it, and I wanted
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full Title: Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling (The Razor's Adventures Pirate Tales)

Authors: P.S. Bartlett & Ronovan Hester

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, High Adventure, Fantasy


Captain Gabriel Wallace of the Royal Navy finds himself tangled in a web of lies, deciet and betrayal. Following a mishap in a tavern involving the Admiral, his wife and her lover, Wallace is court-martialed. Along with his loyal crew, he steals his ship, and heads for the high seas. Although Wallace is now a pirate, he i
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book follows Captain Wallace and his loyal crew as they must resort to behaving like pirates (despite maintaining their morals and personal code) to accomplish their goal. Captain Wallace has been wrongly court-martialed and flees with his ship in pursuit of the truly corrupt, all the while being pursued themselves.

There are moments of tenderness, of personal conflict, of questioning motives , and of course sea battles. I enjoyed all the characters. They were well developed and I was drawn
Helen Hollick
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review:
'Like undulating waves, Amber’s Wake is a tale of non-stop action and heart-thudding thrills: storms at sea, pirates, and narrow escapes from their hunters (former friends and colleagues). The characters are well-drawn and, although the reasons behind Miles’s hesitancy and Gabriel’s reluctance to share could be stronger, they quickly snare readers into caring about what happens to them.'

Helen Hollick
founder #DDRevs
Jody Allred
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I was surprised by this book. It was so different from her other books but not in a bad way. I enjoyed it there was more fighting then Romance .I can't wait for another book . Bartlett took this book to another level it's really detailed . Read this b took it was wonderful thank you p.s. Bartlett. I will be wAiting for another wonderful book..
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Award winning author, P.S. Bartlett, was born on Valentine's Day many moons ago in South Baltimore, Maryland, less than a mile from Fort McHenry and Federal Hill. The youngest of eleven children, she grew up surrounded by history and loved exploring these national monuments on her bicycle as a child with her friends, regularly.
She published her first novel in 2013 and since then, has self-publishe

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