©2014 Shae Ford (P)2014 Podium Publishing
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
THERE ARE FAR WORSE THINGS THEN BEING A BIT SIMPLE
It took me a little while to get into this. The more I got to understand this world and Olivia the more I enjoyed it. I love a strong Sexy Female character. Though I could not give this five stars, I was intrigued enough to give the series a try. Many books seem to have a character of their own and put me into a different mood. This book put me in the same mood, I had when I read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I am not sure why. Olivia is not exactly a lovable character, but most certainly a interesting one.
I would definitely recommend this book series to any fantasy lover. Poison gives you an opening into the Fates Forsaken series, and if you are already a FF reader then it answers some interesting questions.
This novella, like the series, is fast paced. You don't have days of "collecting firewood", "saddling horses", or "shopping for supplies". I also like that it doesn't contain material that is offensive, making it suitable for all audiences. Books that rely on the craft of writing and aren't filled with useless trash become the classic go to books for years and generations. I think it has more of the FEEL of a Terry Brooks, Lloyd Alexander, J.R.R. Tolkien, or Garth Nix book series.
If you are looking for a quality Fantasy series, give this book a try. It will give you an idea of the writer's style but remember there is a whole Fates Forsaken world out there filled with a lot of characters and personality types. D'Mere and Garron are just a couple of the character types in the Fates Forsaken series. Pirates, Shape-changers, Whisperers, Mots, Giants, this series has them all!
Fearing I may go mad at the sheer monotony of my desk job, I quickly developed a love for audio books. I've been hooked ever since.
I found this book by searching the narrator, Derek Perkins. I thought he did a great job with the Sovereign of the Seven Isles books by David Wells and I wanted to try more. The fact that this was a free novella was a bug bonus. The story was short, entertaining, and we'll written. I look forward to Shae Ford's Harbinger, book 1 of The Fate's Forsaken series.
although the book is written well enough, i guess i just don't care for the overall theme of the book. i'd rather listen to something a bit more uplifting and less dark. as a prequel it almost ended my interest in the series, but i went ahead and bought the 1st book and am enjoying it quite a lot.
the narrator is good, although some of the people sound a bit alike, but that didn't detract from the overall story.
I will definitely go on to the next in the series and not because I think Poison was terrific more so to see where this series is going. This was a short story and more of a start of something and I need to see where it goes.
About whether or not to purchas the books in the series. The narrator is excellent! He's the same narrator that narrated The Godling Chronicles, which is a series worth a credit (see my review there).. If your looking for a series about poison, intrigue, and magic get The Farseer Trilogy. The narrator in that series starts out pretty bad, so listen at 1.25x and you'll get through them and love them.
Great book, gripping story line had me hooked from chapter one. I can't wait to start book two, in order to find out what Olivia gets up to?
excellent book well read and a brilliant short story I have had all these books so far and not disappointed
Perfect Prequel. I read it after I was well into series and it clarified and enhanced what I had previously read. . It could have been longer is my only minor criticism. it is more like an addendum than a complete story.
"Only for hard Core Fans"
If they are fans.
Disappointing and weird !!!
Pleasant and soothing.
If the Series would be a hit, then it would be cool.
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