- File Size: 491 KB
- Print Length: 306 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 13, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008H7XUX2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,647 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Book of the Forsaken (The Game, #1) Kindle Edition
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The three men are each given separate tasks which brings them all together at a live event – a magic show performed by the Russian trickster in Moscow. The Irishman is aided in his release from prison in order to assassinate a Russian government minister at the event. The Frenchman is instructed to steal a rare book from the German ambassador, and finally the Russian magician is also instructed to murder a government minister, but not the same one as the Irishman. All three perform their tasks and are brought together with much manipulation by the narrator who enters the scene as a character.
With the three main characters now together and in possession of the book, a whole mystery opens up to them, twisting and turning, involving two fantastical groups, The Magi and The Forsaken Races. The Book of the Forsaken is the key to a deadly game played out between these two groups. What part does the narrator have to play in this game? And what is the fate of the three main characters? Intriguing question to be found in The Book of the Forsaken!
I dislike foreseeing the end of a book, television episode or movie, and I am unfortunately rather good at it. This book not only kept me guessing until the end, I really still feel like I don't have a clue what is going on. Which to me is a good thing, I love mystery and not knowing where a story is going. I bought a copy for my friend as a birthday gift, just so we can dissect what is going on together. She loves it as well, and I look forward to her finishing.
And now, off to order Book 2.
The Book of the Forsaken is the first in a series of books called The Game. The story begins with 3 misfits/bad people who happen to possess special powers that are conscripted into a plot to assassinate Russian officials and steal important documents.
Among the things they are tasked with stealing...the Book of the Forsaken. This book chronicles the TRUE history of our world. This includes the fact that over a million people on Earth are powerful Magi. Also, the book tells of many creatures thought to be myth, but were actually real (better known as the Forsaken).
The story weaves bits of magical action and glimpses of mythical creatures with a bigger plot paralleling the war between Heaven and Hell. There is so much amazing that could have come from this premise, but the book does not execute all that well. The pacing is a bit inconsistent, so lull periods drag too much and action sequences are over way too fast. After finishing book 1, I am still not sure just what is happening, nor have I found any character that I care much about. Sure, I am curious to see how the story gets resolved, but the characters feel too interchangeable for me to invest much time in them.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the story and it went by very quickly. Unfortunately, it is not something that makes me really want to read more.
First in a series
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
The first time I ever saw this book I was skeptical. The moment I started reading it all skepticism left. This book is exceptional in the fact that the narrator himself is a character in the book and is made out to be the one that wrote the book. Yes I know that's confusing, but you'll have to read the book to see what I mean. He is the one leading the other characters.
The narrator seems to be some kind of Demi-god type character. He chooses three others, that he refers to as puppets and manipulates them to do his bidding, each having some kind of special power. All along in the book the narrator is making footnotes about some of the scenes that are happening as well as helping to explain others, a unique addition to the book and unlike anything I have ever read.
As you read this book you won't realize how far you have read until you either happen to look at your clock or the page numbers. It is fast-paced and keeps the reader turning the pages wondering what will happen next. Murder, mystery, cliffhangers, an unexpected conclusion, this book has it all. Mr. Karatsioris, congratulations, although not my usual genre I read, your book caught me. I look forward to reading your others too.
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