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Apple Boy

(The Quiet Work #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A new Fantasy series by award-winning author Isobel Starling

A lost lordling, a farm boy, and a tale of mystery, magic, and murder!

After a traumatic event, Winter Aeling finds himself destitute and penniless in the backwater town of Mallowick. He needs to travel to the city of Serein and impart grave news that will bring war to the Empire, but without a horse, money, and
Kindle Edition, 556 pages
Published February 15th 2019 by Decent Fellows Press
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Shin Mon Thway
I love reading and living in a book world where everything is full of magic, mystery and wonders where the good prevails and the evil fails. 😌 In a fantasy, everything is possible and your imagination is your only limit. G.R.R.M said “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies”. And that’s why I’m drawn to reading and especially fantasy. Because I’m a dreamer and this dreamer had a beautiful dream because of this wonderful epic fantasy story. 💜 When I heard Isobel Starling is publishing a f ...more
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Complex and intriguing introduction to this new fantasy series

There's a lot going on here! And it's not concluded at the end of this first book in Isobel Starling's new fantasy series either, but there is the start of a complex narrative which I'm eager to learn more of.

I believe the three books together will bring different characters' backgrounds and stories so far into one over-reaching plot that will conclude once all is done.

First up was Adam and Winter and they're very cute together and de
Isobel Starling
Feb 07, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm delighted to announce that Gary Furlong will be narrating "Apple Boy".
The audiobook should be ready by the end of March 2019.

If you want to see who I used as character inspiration for my MC's Adam and Winter, click the link!
Alycia Luster
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!! I shall eagerly await more for this series. I’m hoping for at least one more Adam and Winter book. So cute together!
Stephanie   GooglyEyes
Our MC, Win or Winter, goes on some travels to learn of all the realms. On the way to his last stop, he discovers some illegal things on the ship and is tossed over. Upon reaching land, he ends up alone and relieved of all his belongings, When he's lined up to find work so he can make some money to get home, he happens upon Adam and his father to work in an apple orchard. Then Win finds a lost family heirloom on Adam's fathers finger. Turns out Adam's father has been wielding the magic from the ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

I feel like I have to explain something about myself before I start this review. First and foremost, I am a romance reader. I have always gravitated to books where there is at least romance going on. In this book, that isn’t a problem, because it is a romance, too. I also do better at contemporary even though I used to read a lot of historical romances. I actually learned a lot from them. There is a historic
Colin Hardy
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is told in the first person and reflects the experiences of a young man. It is one of those tales that have to be read all the way through to appreciate it. Certainly, in its early stages, there is nothing particularly noteworthy to hold the reader. Characterisation is probably the weakest part of the book. The individuals are interesting and identifiable with a clear context and background, sadly their thought processes and actions lack credibility. Characters display emotions that d ...more
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Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland. Now she writes full-time and runs her publishing company, Decent Fellows Press.

The 'Shatterproof Bond' series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller. Isobel has just completed her 17th book.

The Shatterproof Bond series is narrated by Gary Furlong. "As You Wish