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The Forest of Adventures: Book One of The Knight Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Katie M. John
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

****** An Amazon No.1 Best-selling Fairytale series ******

"5 Stars! An Awesome Young Adult Escapade!" The Kindle Book Review

"Totally Captivating. A stunning series!" Amazon Review

THE FOREST OF ADVENTURES:

Mina's life is nicely ordered, thank you very much. She has a clear handle or reality and a well plotted life plan. But when she finds herself unwillingly falling for the mysterious new boy at college, she discovers that sometimes destiny has a different design.

With his seductive combination of mystery and handsome good looks, Blake proves an irresistible lure. And although being swept off of her feet by a knight on a white horse was not part of Mina's original plan, she finds herself increasingly enchanted by the world he inhabits.

As terrible, heartbreaking events rock her daily world, Mina finds herself retreating deeper into a world she only thought existed in fairy-tales. But every fairy tale has its villain and on crossing paths with Morgan Le Fay, Mina realises that even in a fantasy world there is no guarantee of 'a happy ever after'.

When you're deep in the woods, it's all too easy to get lost.

REVIEWS:

"This is a wonderful and beautiful written story. I can't wait to read the second book. The Forest of Adventures is a page turning adventure for everyone." - Crystal Newman, The Kindle Book Review.

"I really enjoyed the book and zipped right through it!" S.M.Reine author of 'Six Moon Summer'

"Obviously, everyone will love Blake! He was made to be loved. I mean, seriously, he is a knight in shining armor, with all the virtues you would expect from one. What isn’t so obvious is every character is loveable, in some way, right down to the evil and conniving Morgan Le Fay." Suzanne @ Goodreads

"I loved this book so much,the romance, the tragedy, the choices that Mina has to make, makes for a great read. The twists and turns of this book is amazing and kept me gripped. I cant wait for the sequel." Reading Away the Days.

BOOK TWO: Immortal Beloved
BOOK THREE: Star Fire

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Thank you for taking the time to check out my books. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Sharing these characters and their lives with you is a privilege. I love to connect with my readers so please come on over and introduce yourself on Twitter @KnightTrilogy and if you have a moment, leave a review - your feedback is really appreciated.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1720 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479341088
  • Publisher: Little Bird Publishing House; 2 edition (February 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049H9268
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me June 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The premise of this book gave me high hopes for the adventures that would happen within its pages, but unfortunately I was disappointed. The book starts off with Mina doubting her relationship with her long time boyfriend Sam and feeling smothered by him simply because she sees a hot guy. Enter Blake, who is apparently so perfect and gorgeous he fails to get any type of personality beyond the cliche of the tortured bad boy who is actually a Nice Guy. Things change so quickly between Mina and Sam that their whole relationship is pretty much pointless. Sam is disposed of very conveniently early on, and I'm left to wonder if the book would have been a lot better without his character. Sam is really only the catalyst to keep Mina and Blake apart a bit longer and to distance Mina from her friends since they disapprove of Blake. The whole "relationship" between Mina and Blake is just so quick and based on nothing, that I couldn't even appreciate the few moments that were cute. "Love" based on destiny and the fact that a couple HAS to be together because it was written that way really offends me. What about free will and choice?

Who is Mina? I'm not quite sure. Despite the fact that she is narrating the book, I feel like I have no clue who she is and what she is interested in, besides Blake. Sometimes I didn't really know what was happening at all, in fact. What exactly IS The Realm? I actually don't even have a clue. There's all this mysticism going on, with some immortal characters from the past and some that are mortal, but somehow related to people from Arthurian times. I just have absolutely no clue how it all works. It's fine to leave a bit of mystery, but when the reader doesn't understand anything about the world you've built (or failed to build), I think that's a problem.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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The Forest of Adventure sets the stage with an ominous and foreboding preface. And while the tone appears at first dark and menacing, as the story unfolds the reader will discover that The Forest of Adventure is first and foremost a love story.

"From the very first moment of time, I loved you."

Author Katie John has created a tale that weaves together the lives of a modern day heroine, Mina Singer, with a Knight of The Realm from the time of King Arthur, Blake Beldevier. And though the story speaks of Arthurian legends, Merlin and times of sorcery and magic, it is not mired in the weighty details typically used to create medieval tales, reading more like a fairytale.

The Forest of Adventure is set in the modern day, with elements of fantasy just hinted at early on, only coming to the forefront midway through the story. The pace is unhurried, allowing the author to reveal the details in wonderfully descriptive, poetic and often achingly beautiful passages.

Blake's eyes lingered on mine, his pupils a yawning darkness on the edge of which I stood with a desperate temptation to fall.

While the story flows fluidly with such detail, it becomes a bit unclear during the brief transition as Mina begins to fully embrace the people of The Realm, leaving behind her modern day life. And while we know Blake to be chivalrous, honorable, living his life abiding by a code, it is at times difficult to get insight into Mina's character, her feelings about the events that have altered her life and her motivations.

The Forest of Adventures ends with a question and a series of adventures on the horizon. The second book in the trilogy, Immortal, will hopefully provide the answers and continue the quest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read August 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This was an interesting novel that combines the fairytale world with the "real" world, complete with knights, duels to the death, and evil sorceresses. I liked the novel, though I am rarely a fan of "instant love" stories. And, for our characters, Mina and Blake, instant love is a huge portion of this story. However, I was pleasantly surprised because John does a great job showing all the other characters' abhorrence to such a quick budding relationship, which I thought was great because I rarely see that in novels. Usually all the characters are rooting for the new couple that's "so in love," but in John's novel, that isn't the case at all, mainly due to the fact that, before Blake, there was someone else in Mina's life... but no spoilers. I would have liked a lot more character development to show the budding love, but as this is a series, I'm sure we'll get more of that in the next few installments.

I liked the inner conflict that Mina felt throughout the story as well. I know that probably sounds strange, but I was 100% with Mina as she contemplated her decisions, and while I was on her side, I was also conflicted myself, and for me, that's the makings of a great writer--being able to connect the reader to the fictional characters. This is a novel that I enjoyed and hope to see continue developing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real knight in shining armour! January 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Mina is a seventeen year old still in school and on the a-list. She has been studying real hard to keep her grades up so that she can go on to college. She wants to make a life for herself as well as have a career. Mina lives with her mother, Martha. Martha is the kind of parent that trusted Mina to go and come as she pleases. She has let Mina's boyfriend, Sam live with them because of his home life. Sam and Mina have been together for two years. Mina knows that she loves Sam but for some reason unknown to her she has not let Sam into her bed.

But when Mina meets Blake a knight of the Realm they fall instantly in love. After meeting Blake Mina begins to understand why she has never let Sam into her bed. She now knows that she has always loved Sam but like you would a brother. Martha doesn't approve of Blake but I think she is just partial to Sam. Or maybe she just likes Sam better for whatever reason. Martha never actually spent anytime with Blake long enough to know him.

Blake is an old fashion kind of guy. He will only hold Mina's hand, he won't kiss her because he says she doesn't belong to him. She belongs to Sam and will until she can end her relationship with him. That is a true and honest person right there now. He is really a shining knight in armour. Blake wants to do what is right for Mina as well as for Sam. He is thinking of someone else instead of himself. He is a guy that he will give up his own happiness so that he will not hurt some else and to do what is right or moral.

I really liked the person that Blake is. His ways, attitude, the things he believed in really made him stand out to me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story, needs more editing
The plot line is a good one, but I couldn't get past the writing style. The characters are under-developed, and there's a lot of legend and lore thrown in that could be really... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Cheryl S.
3.0 out of 5 stars A light fun read...
I really liked the way the author spun such a vivid story conjuring up images of the days of when Arthur and Merlin were alive. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Nereid
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to the trilogy
I was hooked with this book! Could not put it down! I loved how the love story developed with the characters and how you feel her pain and their love for each other. Great read!
Published on November 20, 2012 by mamawolfe
4.0 out of 5 stars An original storyline and great characters!
Mina Singer is happy with her life: she's got the perfect boyfriend, a great group of friends, and a great relationship with her mom. Read more
Published on June 18, 2012 by Pamela @ At Home Between the Pages
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappoinment....
Oh how the ads for this book got my hopes up! I thought that with the title, The forest of Adventures, this story had to be a adventure! Oh dear, could I've been more wrong? Read more
Published on May 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff and not so great stuff for me
I started this book, and was blown away with the prologue and first part of chapter one. The descriptions were vivid, and had me amazed. Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy romance
I really enjoyed this book, and read most of it in one sitting, although it was a little slow to get going. Read more
Published on January 29, 2012 by R Cotterill
2.0 out of 5 stars I paid 2.99 for this?
Right now, as I write this review, the kindle price of the book is 0.00. This annoys the living humbug out of me as I had to pay 2.99 for this thing.

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Published on December 26, 2011 by silvergray
2.0 out of 5 stars I had high expectations... and was let down!
I can't believe how disappointing this book was for me. Maybe I'd let my expectations run a little too high, but what I thought was going to be an innovative and incredible... Read more
Published on December 4, 2011 by Amarathon
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Young Adult Adventure Romance
What an adventure! This is a wonderful adventure story for young adults. Set in the real world with the addition of fairy tale creatures. Read more
Published on November 23, 2011 by ktu35114
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More About the Author

Katie lives in the London suburbs. Her time is divided between writing, teaching English to teenagers and being mummy to two daughters. She started writing seriously after the birth of her first daughter five years ago. She has gone on to have four of her YA novels published and numerous short horror and fantasy stories published by several press houses, including Nexus Press and Winter Goose.

Her series 'The Knight Trilogy' is an Amazon.UK number one best selling Fairy Tale series and has been consistently in the top 100 of several categories.

In October 2012 she released her fourth novel, 'Beautiful Freaks', a gothic paranormal detective novel set in Victorian London.

She is currently working on a seven book series called the 'Meadowsweet Chronicles', a series about witchcraft in a sleeping English village. Book One is due for publication in the summer of 2013. All of her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and WHSmith.

LINKS
www.katiemjohn.com
www.theknighttrilogy.com
www.beautifulfreakskatiemjohn.com
www.littlebirdpublishinghouse.com
Follow Kate on Twitter @KnightTrilogy

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