The Unfettered Child
When eight-year-old Samara faces the capture of her tribe, an unimaginable power awakens within her. Even as this magic threatens to consume her, a disembodied voice intervenes, offering guidance and helping her control these newfound abilities.
Meanwhile, Samara’s father chases his wife’s captors across an unfamiliar terrain. Bu ...more
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Within the story, there are all the necessities of a good fantasy novel. From the magic to the conflict, The Unfettered Child ticks of countless fantasy boxes. It’s a story that give ...more
Rating: ★★★★✬ (4.5/5 Stars)
Title: The Unfettered Child
Author(s): Michael C. Sahd
― Samara: Mage, 8 years old, Black, Blue Eyed
― Orin: Blacksmith, Black
Tag(s): Fantasy, Magic
Content Rating: R
POV: Third Person
Smexy Level: Subtle
― “To still be alive when everyone else is dead. To be free, but to have nothing left.”
Let’s start off by saying how astonished I was by how quick I was immersed with this novel and how easily I was absorbed in the f ...more
Upon realizing that he's lost a good portion of his tribe, and clueless to his daught ...more
This had a bit of essence of Dune to it as far as writing style went and I loved that. Sahd gives us an intriguing world, and he casually gives us world-building without going too deeply and this works for the purpose of this story which at its heart is about a few characters and the connections they have, with each other and with magic in some way.
Young Samara was a good protagonist, I wish I would have connected more to her, I did feel there was a lack of connection between myself as the ...more
Overall, I thought the book began well. The beginning was face paced, intense and it gets the reader hooked quickly. I thought the middle bit of the book was not as face paced and for me, at times, felt repetitive with Samara destroying.
Throughout the book the fathers story and Samara's stories are told. There was a lot of build up and I found myself routing for Samara and her father. I was a little bit ...more
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Unfortunately, I made it to the 53% mark and I'm going to have to DNF. This book is extremely violent and when paired with sexual assault it became too much for me to read.
As an adult, Michael attended the College of Santa Fe, studyin ...more