The Iron Locket (The Risen King) (Volume 1) Paperback – April 24, 2013
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This is my first read from Warren, but it definitely won't be my last. This book was epic and full of amazing action scenes. -Diana, Offbeat Vagabond
"The reader is drawn in immediately and will be screaming in frustration when they reach the final pages and realize it ends in a cliff hanger! The Iron Locket is worth the quick read and should top any to-read stack that involves Arthur." - InD'tale Magazine
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Meanwhile in the human world we meet a young girl who is being trained as a hunter by her grandfather. Her mother was killed by a fairy. The mother was also a hunter, as well as her grandmother. It's a generational trait that was started by one of the fairy queens in order for the hunters to hunt any rogue fairies that crossed into the human world; fairies are not suppose to leave fairy and humans are not to cross over into fairy land.
The story goes pretty well until the girl stumbles into the fairy world when on a hunt. She and Arthur, as in king Arthur, have one of those "love at first sight" things. Only problem is that it's not believable. There isn't any kind of emotion, guessing, wonder, fear, or elation,; there's none of that. They basically see each other, then they're in each others arms saying " I love you". Really????? Then there's this point in the story where the knight group splits up, one going to the human world, the other to the evil fairy's castle to destroy it and her. We get one part: the human world drama, but the other, the castle scene, is completely missing! No battle. Not one word from any of the parties about what occurred,or if anything happened at all. the evil fairy woman even returns to that same castle with a wound, and nothing is mentioned about any army attacking. What the heck happened? I feel completely let down and perturbed! Perhaps if the writer would have continued, then she could have finished the story. I mean... the book is only ~ 190 pages, so it's a really a very short story. She needs to try again in my opinion. I know there's another book in the series; that book is only ~ 160 pages, its even less pages than the first! Come on! I'M guessing here, but i believe with only ~160pages that this book is merely the rest of the story that should have been in the first book! Combining the two books would give the reader a complete story in ~350 pages. Great! Unfortunately, that's not the case. I do not appreciate writers who write in this style: chopping the books up, minimal pages and unfinished stories within a series. She wants ~$3.00 for those ~160 pages but she will not be getting from me. It makes me sad and mad ,all in one because I'd like to know what happens to the characters but the writing, size of book and the potential for another incomplete story prohibits buying the next book. Sorry. Ms Warren has potential; she just really needs a great editor or perhaps, partner with another author until she can build her creative writing skills.
Even though that was free on Amazon, I'm ticked off that I spent the time reading (or in this case, skimming) it at all! Don't waste your time! 😢😬😤