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A teen descendant of a Native American tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the only one who can save his bloodline in this YA supernatural thriller.

Deep in the North American forests lurks an animal spirit known as the Grishla. The Grishla is so ancient it pre-dates the human race by several million years, and it is so powerful and reclusive only very insightful witches know of its existence. Five hundred years ago, the Dwanake tribe possessed such witches. Drunk on their own power and arrogance, these witches attempted to enslave the Grishla. Enraged, the creature began hunting and killing the Dwanake. Desperate, the tribal elders ordered experiments on the Dwanake children to create the ultimate witch to defend their people. Sixteen-year-old Sean Wolf is that witch. But Sean is so powerful that he cannot control his own magic. Will he be able to defeat the Grishla or will he destroy himself and everyone that he loves?

©2017 Roma Gray (P)2017 Roma Gray

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Unique.

Let me tell you, this was an awesome book!! I honestly didn't know what to expect with this and will admit that the only reason I read it was the dinosaur on the front ;) I didn't read the blurb and went into it blind.

This is about Sean. His mum thinks he is practicing witch craft because his dad nearly died in a fire. While he can do magic (though he doesn't know it yet) it isn't his fault the fire started, in fact, he saved his dad that night. There is a century old battle going on and a vicious animal spirit is on the hunt. The Grishla cursed Seans family and the tribe they are descendant from and has come to collect. After years of searching for a way to rid the tribe of he Grishla, Sean may be it. He might be their only hope, but he is clueless and the ony people who can train him, seem to turning up dead!!

I have to say that my favourite thing about this book is the lore! The Native Americans are fascinating and their mythology and legends are more so. The author put a lot of work into researching this and it showed. I loved reading about the Grishla and finding out all about it. You add in Druids, witches and magic, and you're definitely onto a winner!! This was well written and developed and I adored it.

Character wise, they were, again, well written and developed. Sean was a typical moody teen who pushes the boundaries. But he is essentially a good kid and has no clue about anything. His mother is horrible and his father is next to useless. I loved that he was sent to his grans!! She was awesome!!

In all, a unique, well crafted story. It captivated me from the start and I need to know what is going to happen next.

I enjoyed Terry F. Self's narration. He was clear and easy to listen to, I just found him a little unenthusiastic! I felt like he could have preformed the book a little better and added some oomph to it. A little more inflection would have worked better!!

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Declaration of war

YA horror is not my genre but this was enjoyable. The pace was steady and the action peppered with moments of downtime with the characters, allowing me a closer glimpse into them as fully realized contributors to the story line

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Roma's raptor ridden revelations!

Ok, so I like alliteration, and I may have misinformed you of what the Grishla really is, but the point is that this is a stunning take on dinos in a semi modern era. The book is a mix of dino horror, magic, and the ages old battle of good vs evil. What I love about Gray is that she always has a great twist, amazing concept, or surprise that hits you from nowhere. Here, I honestly think that my favorite concept wasn't the good vs evil, but the Vegan vs Carnivore throwdown. On another note, as a declared carnivore I did think there were a few points where the veggies are essential (i.e. detailed reecipies and descriptions of the chow itself) was a tad overcooked. Sorry, Roma!

Regardless, Sean, must battle an ancient enemy with powers and abilities her barely has a grasp of, and the theme of honesty, loyalty, and bravery is resounding throughout her story. The book itself, her debut novel I might add, hits the ground running with one hell of a chase scene and the pace never really slows down from that point. If this were a physical book, I am reviewing the audio after all, I would call this a page turner. Audible does let you increase the narration speed, but that is not fun to listen to at reading speed. So, you just have to suffer and listen to Terry Self do his ever amazing and impressive job in reading this book to you. I have heard Terry numerous times, but I kind of found it endearing to realize that this was the first time he and Gray had partnered up, and that made my listening experience all the more special. Self has never let me down as a reader/narrator, the man knows how to tell a story, and Gray surely knows how to write one. Her characters are realistic and three dimensional beings, wrought full of emotion and drive.

I wish I had gotten this book when it had first been released, rather than now, because I have been missing out on a fantastic story, and as a huge fan of Roma's I can say that while I can see improvement in her later works, this story is a powerful stand alone tale (that does have a semi sequel) that does not suffer any of the normal freshman errors. Her pacing, plot, and characters are all on point, and the story will grip you, so don't miss out on an amazing book by an awesome author and notable narration by Mr. Self.

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Eerie

A teen with mystical powers that even he doesn't see is sent to his grandmother's home as punishment. But little does his mother know, he is about to begin training for a huge battle. This is the beginning of a war against witches and the Grishla. Be fair-warned, you will have to listen to the next segment to find out what happens. Roma Gray has great imagination when it comes to writing thrillers and spins a plot that will draw you in and leave you dying to find out what happens next. Terry E. Self does a fabulous job of bringing characters to life. Thank you, Roma Gray for the review copy of this audio.

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Unique Tale of Witches and Monsters

Interesting story of a tribe who creates a super witch to enslave a magical monster called the Grishla. Listen to this! You won’t be disappointed.

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  • jimdmcd
  • Yosemite National Park
  • 01-26-18

Roma Gray Is Making Me Skinny

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunted Tribe to be better than the print version?

Very good book/tape

What did you like best about this story?

The pace of story is perfect

What does Terry F. Self bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Wonderful voice actor

Any additional comments?

Roma Gray is making me skinny!!
Yup,you heard that right.
The Hunted Tribe:Declaration Of War. Book1 is thesecond
review copy I have been gifted with from Roma and
I listen to it while Im on the treadmill hence the
weight loss. :)
The Hunted Tribe is a fun read/listen and the pace of it
makes you want to not put it down till you finish it.
The narration by Terry F Self is top class.
Everything about this story is A++
I hope the series continues.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very Different

While there were slow times when I got bored listening to the audiobook, overall it was very different from what I usually read.

The cliffhanger at the end...AHHHH!!! While there's no way I'd believe that Elizabeth was crazy, I am curious to know what the lady's game is (her English friend, I forgot her name).

Narrator:

While this narrator had a good speaking voice, I don't think he has the right one for narrating stories at least his voice while doing the actual narration part of the story. As soon as I heard him first speak, I automatically thought of a news anchor type person, someone who reports stories, not necessarily tells them, much less is reading from a book.

Story:

Instead of the creature killing her soon-to-be-powerful grandson, it kills those that could help him with his powers. That made no sense to me.

Octogenarian. It seemed strange or surprising that Shawn referred to an old person by this term given his young age. Yes, he's supposed to be smart but I don't remember him saying anything else that stood out to me as being something a smart person would say.

What was with Shawn's mother referring to Elizabeth as a heathen? It was strange that she referred to Elizabeth in a derogatory way even though her husband is a Native American, too. Even better was the fact that her family was supposedly into witchcraft, black magic, etc. While I understand why she wouldn't want to pass that onto her family, you'd think Shawn's mother would have been a little more tolerant when it came to others especially when it involved her only son, although the same could be said about his father.

Did Shawn's parent not know about the experiments?



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The war is on!

An awesome story of fantasy and family that captures the imagination of all ages. A boy and his grandmother (with help from a few of his new friends) turn the tables on a predator that has been killing their family for ages. Verbal performance was outstanding and this reader is looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Amazing!

This story has me transfixed since the beginning. Perfect amount of suspense and magic. It's amazing but does leave you with a cliffhanger that has you feeling the twist at the end. Can't wait for book 2!

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The Hunted Tribe

Well written fantasy. The humor was delightful and the suspense kept me on my toes. I am really looking forward to the next book. Great book Roma Gray.

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  • Christopher Artinian
  • 07-09-17

Superb story, brilliantly written and narrated.

What made the experience of listening to The Hunted Tribe the most enjoyable?

The characters and the story development as well as excellent narration and production.

What did you like best about this story?

The character development was incredible. Reminiscent of the better Stephen King work.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The cabin scene. That was so tense. It was fantastically written and the narrator caught the mood.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Remember! Grandma always knows best.

Any additional comments?

There was nothing not to love about this book.

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  • Kate Denver
  • 06-06-17

Better than I could ever have expected!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunted Tribe to be better than the print version?

No, but that is only because I love books. I love paperback. This was my first audiobook. I was unsure what to expect. I was really surprised.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the back story of the tribe and how their greed was their downfall. I liked how this 'thing' called the Grishla (probably spelled that wrong) hunted down the descendants of that tribe through the decades.
I felt sorry for Shrenam (again not sure of the spelling) and I will be buying the 2nd book to find out what happened to him and his daughter, as well as Jimmy and Sean and the other two boys.

Have you listened to any of Terry F. Self’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not, this is the first audiobook I have ever listened to. I loved it. I think he did an amazing job. Top marks on his cranky old woman voice too lol.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed at Bear, he is a great character. But, some of the other characters I wanted to shake for being either rude or downright mean. This was a well-written book.
10/10 for being unique and I applaud Roma Gray for taking this leap.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this audio book and I loved how handy it was to listen at times I would not be able to read (ie. cleaning, walking or driving) but I think this may be my only one. As fantastic as this audiobook has been I would not be able to afford these.