- File Size: 2693 KB
- Print Length: 440 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing (September 19, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 19, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01I0L8LV0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Wizard's Forge: A Dark Science Fantasy Adventure (The Woern Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"This story kept my interest engaged from beginning to the end, and the cliffhanger has me hanging on!" --The Genre Minx
"Both the world and the characters are incredibly three-dimensional and well thought out.... Vic follows the traditional hero's journey in this book, but the author takes it in some surprising directions." --J.L. Gribble
"A.M Justice paints an incredible picture of a fantasy world that has its roots in science fiction." --Two Nerds Talking
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“Scholar. Slave. Warrior. Wizard.”
Vic is the youngest log keeper in generations. This means that she memorizes the last recordings of the spaceship Elesendar, a craft from Earth that was stranded on her planet thousands of years ago. The people of this planet have descended from those left on the surface. What survives is a diverse culture spread across the surface of Knownearth.
But when Vic is captured and sold into sex slavery, things take a drastic turn. She is the mistress of the Remlord, Lornk Korng, held against her will and abused at his hand. He strips her of her name, her clothes and her dignity. But when the brutal master leaves, his son flips the script, allowing Vic to roam the house and regain her dignity. He shows her a portal that eventually saves her life. But the life on the other side of the world, won’t be so easy either. In the new city and culture, Vic will once again remake herself and become the warrior that can take on her former master.
This book has to be one of the best books I’ve read in the genre in a long time. The author is extremely skilled in all areas that make for a compelling story. The characters are realistic, likable (except for the evil Korng which is the point) and sympathetic. The plot is fast paced, with no lag where I wanted to stop reading. The world building is very well done, coloring in all the areas that make each new setting feel real. Finally, her craft is excellent. Justice is obviously a skilled master with many years of writing under her belt, and a good editor. Anyone who likes reading in the adult fantasy genre will appreciate this book. I do want to warn however: anyone sensitive to sexual abuse should avoid reading this book. They might find Vic’s treatment very disturbing and upsetting. The situation doesn’t last that long and is necessary to build the character, but could upset some readers who find that sort of thing unreadable.
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1) I have to guess based on the lower star reviews that this book has gone through many iterations and editions. For one thing, there is a book with the same plot listed as published in 2014 with a different title. Most of the lower star reviews are from 2016; some complain about the book being short, some complain about the writing not being clear. I'm guessing that these issues were addressed - currently the book sits at 440 pages, hardly short! And I found the writing to be flawless and completely immersive.
2) the protagonist of the story is sold into sexual slavery at the age of 15. While some reviewers describe graphic scenes, I did not find them so. However, the subject matter is disturbing - the protagonist suffers from what can be described as PTSD with many flashbacks to the abuse. These flashbacks and her memories/motivations are so very well done, with empathy for the victim, avoiding gratuitous details - her experiences shape who she is and becomes throughout the novel. However if this subject matter disturbs you this is not the book for you.
Ok now having said the above - I loved LOVED this story! Such an incredible mix of sci-fi and fantasy. A richly imagined world that has forgotten its origins, peopled with a wide variety of cultures including aliens. Most of the cultures in this world have forgotten their history and have developed a detailed mythology to explain their origins. Some, however, make it their life's work to preserve the knowledge of humanity having traveled through the stars. Wizards exist here, as does telepathy - that is the fantasy part. A long standing war divides the world; vicious and evil, cold and calculating are most of the rulers who pull the strings to continue this war.
I was so completely swept away into this world. There is a reason I know when the book was originally published - when I finished the novel I immediately went looking for the second - the story arc does not end with this novel, although things come to a climax and the characters are not left in immediate peril. What I found was the second novel is listed in paperback form but with a publication date that is puzzling - February of 2014 - so I plead with the author now - please, please revise and publish a kindle edition of the second book soon!
The science fiction element is in the framework of the history—the setting of Vic's life is heavily fantasy in nature. It's mainly low fantasy at that. Her use of magic develops late in the story. Wizardry is actually a nearly extinct art.
Victoria of Ourtown, or Vic the Blade as she comes to be known, is a smart and determined woman. Her bright future full of potential is stolen from her when she's captured into slavery and sold as a "mistress", which is basically a personal sex slave to a Lord. Trapped in a hopeless situation, she eventually finds allies and a way to rebuild her self-esteem and her future.
There are at times other point of view characters to fill in more plot developments, but it's very much Vic's story. She's haunted by her experiences as a slave and fights not only to survive but thrive. Heroic at times and tormented at others, Vic is a complex character who struggles to empower herself, sometimes with success and sometimes at a cost.
I really felt like I was in this world; the experience was quite immersive for me. Vic didn't always do what I wanted her to do but I found her easy to root for. So many complications arise during the main conflict, even at it's climax, and I'm interested to see where the series goes.
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With the help of her 'owner's' son, Vic is able to escape her terrible life and finds safety with a new family. From that point on (for me at least), this story becomes one of revenge. Hate filled, anger driven revenge, and I must say of all of the genres (and I even include non-fiction), revenge stories are my favourite.
She discovers a hidden power, but even with her new life, she cannot let the past go, she cannot forgive what has been done to her. She must slake her thirst for revenge.
I really enjoyed this story, it moved along at a decent pace and I genuinely cared for Vic. She is a tortured soul who has known some truly horrible things and even though she may be teetering on the edge of breaking at some points, her terrible past makes her all the stronger for it (where weaker characters would have broken long before).
I will say, I was a little disappointed with the ending, but that says more about myself and my personal preference with regards to revenge stories and nothing about the author, who has executed this story with skill.
A Wizard's Forge is a fantastic novel that dragged me in and held me enthralled for the duration. Highly recommended for any fans of sci-fi, fantasy and all of their sub-genres.