• The Harrowed Half-Breed: A Tarnished Lands Story

  • Forgotten Woods Series, Book 1
  • By: P. A. Wikoff
  • Narrated by: Crystal Wikoff
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-31-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Modern Tunic
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Magic has been slowly fading from the enchanted forest ever since the greedy humans invaded. The native folk were kind in sharing their homeland, but peace couldn't last forever. Conflict stirs while Barne, half human/half native, is stuck in the middle. Trapped between two worlds he must try and find himself before choosing a side. In a world where he never really belongs, Barne searches to find his smile using all means necessary. But there's a dark secret that holds his happiness hostage...

In a world of swords and sorcery, darkness and despair, nothing comes without a price.

About The Tarnished Lands: In the aftermath of the utopian regime that ruled for over a millennium, famine, chaos, murder, and deceit reign in leu of balance. The pendulum now swings in favor of disorder. The fierce strong-arm the weak, cowards lurk in the shadows like rats, and the wicked take everything that's left over. This is no longer a place for good intentions, this is a place of survival. 

P.A. Wikoff, the author that brought you Feylin Lore: Reflections and Anthology of Scrolls: Short Stories, Poetry & Prose, now brings you this new series full of unique characters and adventure. 

©2018 P.A. Wikoff (P)2018 P.A. Wikoff

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Enter a strange world.

A wonderful Narrator makes this Book worth listening to.It is a strange and unique World that is made more easy to imagine
with a Talented Narrator.

Enter a different World and have fun.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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He creates another new world.

The thing I like most about P.A. Wikoff stories is he takes me to places I've never been before. He introduces me to creatures I've never thought of. I read somewhere that someone called this a horror story. I don't think it is. To me, it's more like an old, grisly fairy tale, the real ones, before Disney scrubbed them clean. Beware, though. Wikoff pulls no punches. The story is grisly, gory, and a bit gruesome at times. You need a stronger stomach, and heart, than I have. I also appreciate that he makes his worlds as realistic as possible, and populates it with lifelike folks. Even the heroes are never one-dimensional, squeaky-clean caricatures. When I finished listening to this story, Wikoff left me in the same place he always does: wanting to know what happens next. I really want to take trips back to his Universe.

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  • 06-26-18

Fantastic grimm fairy tale

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a rather short story, but wonderfully done. The story is put together really well written. The world building is some of the best I've experienced in such a short story. The story is a gritty, grimm fairy tale. The narration is also pretty good and really brings things to life in your mind. Well worth your time in my opinion.

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A Wonderful Tale That’s More Than It Seems

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this unbiased, voluntary review.

This book is AMAZING. I’m a huge fan of fantasy novels and this did not disappoint. The author does great world-building with the feather folk race and their interactions with humans and with nature. Fun events were peppered in among heart wrenching parts. All of the characters seemed fully explored with understandable motivation, faults, and abilities. It was the most obvious with the more villainous characters. They even made me audibly react at times. My one fault would be that the protagonist was absurdly ignorant which became somewhat annoying. All in all, a well-written novella.

Crystal Wikoff also did a great job narrating. She spoke at the perfect speed and made me instantly invested. Her voices are distinct enough to follow a conversation. And, she did many small things that made the experience all the better. For example, the characters fighting would talk more breathy to make it sound real, but the dialogue was still easy to understand.

In summary, I would strongly recommend this novella to frequent fantasy readers and anyone looking for a terrific book.

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Cool world

I really enjoyed the world-building in this story, even though it was an intimate story. I should warn that it's not a story for young readers.

The story leaves small threads that you want to pull and learn more about the "Tarnished Lands." Narration was clear and good!

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Searching for a smile

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This fantasy is about Barne searching for his smile and finding so much more. I enjoyed the several twists that occurred which kept the story interesting. The narrator was great and I was able to tell each character apart. This is a nice fantasy story to enjoy.

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wondorfly strange and amazing

wow! can I start with this word?
just wow! it was strange mazmeraizing and amazing! I love it ! love the world the author created I LOVED EVERYTHING
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Another winner by P.A. Wikoff!

This is the second audio book I've heard from this author.
The narrator, which was the same on his other book Feylin Lore: Reflections, did an excellent job. I can tell when different people are speaking without feeling like she is going overboard with inflections or voice changes. I feel like... well... I'm having a story read well to me.
The story, I'll be honest, is a little messed up. But in a way that grabs your attention and won't let it go until you know what path your being led down... then you willingly follow. The "Folk" get pretty screwed. lol
I really like the world that was created or inspired into being here. It feels unique. and that is seemingly more rare these days.
I really can't wait for book 2 to come out. I know it can't end like that for Barne!