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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) Dawn Daughenbaugh by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth
Evil’s Whisper is the first book in the Evil Saga by Jordan Elizabeth. This is a dark fantasy about a woman who is trying to escape a life that confines her. With that being said I had a bit of a hard time connecting with the character and it took me a while to get into the story. But once I did I had a hard time putting it down. There was parts I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Sabiya has been living in a town where women aren’t treated well and are told they are replaceable. She starts put on a journey but finds herself kidnapped recsued and was brought right back to where she was attempting to escape. Find put what happens next in this must read. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Heather Lovelace

Evil's Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1)Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This dystopian fantasy was a surprising treat. It is a dark adventure in a desert setting that explores some very interesting ideologies. I really liked how the book started and how immediately the reader is thrust into struggle and action. A very compelling piece of fiction, it sets up a world that I will gladly visit again. I look forward to seeing how this author continues this series.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Erica Fish

Evil's Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1)Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It is a well-written fantasy book. It has all that of a good fantasy. The plotline is an intriguing story that has ancient secrets, pasts, and a journey that keeps the pages moving at a nice pace. The characters are fully developed and enhance the story to make the story enjoyable. The story is about Sabiya. She lives in a town that looks down on women. We watch as Sabiya starts her journey which makes this story so interesting. I highly recommend this book so that you can follow Sabiya’s journey. I suggest setting some aside because once you start reading this book you may not want to put it down.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As epic as Jordan Elizabeth’s characters, world building and story might seem to be, I unfortunately did not enjoy the author’s writing style. It was difficult for me to find the characters interesting, and neither the action packed intro sequence or the desert setting really held my attention. It felt like the author had the grand story in mind, but could have spent more time on some basic building blocks.

For example, Sabiya, one of the main characters, opens the story by running away from her wealthy but abusive family. She is immediately captured by desert bandits. Although the concept of her flight from home and abduction is interesting, I personally felt no attachment towards Sabiya. My sympathy towards her could have been built up more by inverting the first few chapters a little. The opening would have been more impactful if we witnessed her hardships at home and then watched her take action in response. Instead, she came off as a spoiled, helpless and miserable princess. Most of her inner dialogue is centered around her dislike or lack of confidence of her physical appearance. This made her feel like an unlikeable Princess Jasmine from Aladdin who’s caught up in the schemes of ancient and powerful beings. Despite my critiques, this book is still worth a read. Everyone has their own tastes and I will probably check out one of Jordan Elizabeth’s other books before forming any solid opinions.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Rachel Moss

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Evil’s Whisper (book one in the Evil Saga series) by Jordan Elizabeth was a really good read! It took me a little bit to get into this book, but once I was in I was absolutely enthralled. The imagery in this book was fantastic. I felt like I was right there with the characters, feeling their pain and seeing what they were seeing. I thoroughly reading this novel. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Reviewed by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Evil's Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1)Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the combined story of Sefina, Uthias, Sabiya and other characters who are trying to hold their own with the resources and attitudes they have in order to survive and avoid the perils of being who they are in the land which used to belong to the Kadians, a race of ancients who destroyed themselves through misuse of power and with their wickedness created a sword and who are nearly all extinct, but whose lineage has split the land between three queens were born of the last of the Kadians, Ucenoia, a bullheaded yet stable neutral woman, Sia who is beautiful and selfish and the graceful and righteous Amalita. The Kadians became spirits of the dead who roam the deserts still searching for the sword and help and hinder those who travel within the desert itself and who have prophesied the birth of two daughters, one of Darkness and one of Light, there are those who seek to control the Darkness, but the spirits wish her destroyed instead.

Sabiya is a girl who lives in Juniper and has a life of hardship, but remains the daughter of rich parents, however, when she escapes into the desert to deliver a message, she is found by outlaws who kidnap her and take her to their camps, they want to do awful things to her and she should just keep her mouth shut and let them, but she tries to reason with them and pleads for her release, when she sees a young man brought into the camp, she sees an opportunity for an ally, especially when he states that his brother will come and rescue him. Meanwhile, Uthias is heading towards the outlaw camp to save his brother and so leaving his horse behind, he quietly heads towards the camp, when he gets there, he is thankful.that the night is clear and he passes through lines of tents with ease, he can hear the cries of a girl, but puts her out of his head, he cannot save her as well, he hears a boy scream and knows it is his destination and as he enters the tent, he sees his brother being whipped by one of the outlaws. He makes his presence known and takes down the outlaws holding his brother with ease, saying that the Killer doesn’t show mercy to those who harm his family and after he has untied him, his brother demands that he goes back for the other girl in the tent whom he has promised his brother will rescue as well, much to Uthias’s annoyance, he goes back and releases her from her ties and tells them both to run towards the exit. Uthias then orders his brother to steal a horse and as a distraction, he sets fire to the tents in the camp and on reaching the exit, summons his horse and pulls the girl into the saddle with him and sets off to return her to her home.

The next morning, Sabiya goes to work, she is a maid to the Seeir of Juniper City and has served her for years, she considers her as a friend and confidant, as well as her employer, she is treated fairly, more so than at home where she is beaten by her father, hated by her brother and is treated indifferently by the rest of them. She has no future there and when another chance comes for her to go to Uthias with a message from the Seeir, she jumps at the chance. It is there that she meets the rest of his family, including his sister Sefina and this is where their paths intertwine with the fate of the country they live in, but what that fate has in store for them is unclear, but what is clear are the tasks they must complete, even if the reasons for this are not.

This is a tale of good versus evil in a country of split loyalties, there is magic and there are spirits, untold hardship and danger along the way, but also love and belief, but will the good hold up against those who want to use it for ill, or will the darkness spread across the land as foretold?

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Evil’s Whisper is the first book in Jordan Elizabeth’s exciting Evil Saga. Set in a fantasy desert world, it mingles prophecy with the uncertainty of a violent and deceitful world.
A particular theme I found interesting in this book is that of conflicting beliefs. Characters from different parts of Elizabeth’s vibrant world believe they are protected by different deities. For some, the coming of the Daughter of Darkness is a source of great hope. Others fear what they believe she will do and seek to stop her at any cost. As they meet each other, characters begin to question what they have taken for granted for so long.
It’s a bit of a complicated story, with a lot of characters to keep track of and a narrative that jumps between different interwoven strands of the tale. This book requires a fair bit of attention to follow, but rewards readers with surprises, tension and mysteries.
This is another one for my list of “Books published in late 2020 that feature a deadly illness”. Which is not necessarily a bad thing – it can be interesting to see some of the what-ifs explored in a fantasy setting (and this book certainly has an interesting approach!). But it is something to be aware of if you’re hoping for a read that will let you forget about COVID for a while.
We’re left with a bit of a cliff-hanger – some strands of the story are resolved but there is plenty left for the sequel. I can’t wait to read it!
For me, this is a five-star book. I would recommend it to fantasy fans looking to lose themselves in a new world, particularly those who enjoy stories with interesting politics and power dynamics at play.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Kerry Carr

Evil's Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1)Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story. I loved the fantasy and adventure in this book. The author does an amazing job of building the characters and the world in which they live. It feels like you are actually there experiencing it all with them.

Sabiya lives in a place where women are seen as worthless and not as good as men. Fed up of that way of live she tries to escape only to be captured by outlaws.

Being captured she is almost certain to face death until the brother of another captive rescues them both.

After they rescue her the brothers end up taking Sabiya back to the very place she is trying to escape from.

Will she try to leave again? Will she succeed this time? Her adventure is a gripping story that keeps you turning the pages from beginning to end.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Naomi McDonald

Evil's Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1)Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Evil’s Whisper is the first book in the Evil Saga series.
The description of this book sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a try. I liked the dark undertones to the story, but the format of the book made things a little choppy for me so I had a hard time sticking with it. The characters were awesome and I loved the premise. Since this is my first read by this author, it may just be that I need to get used to their format and writing style in order to fully immerse myself in the story.
If you like epic fantasy with some adventure, give it a try and decide for yourself.

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Evil’s Whisper (Evil Saga book 1) by Jordan Elizabeth – Review by Kerry Baker

Evil's Whisper (Evil Saga Book 1)Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Evil’s Whisper by Jordan Elizabeth is the first book in the Evil Saga series. This book is a dark fantasy about a young woman trying to escape the confines of her life. The whole story itself is interesting and well written. I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next and to find out more about the characters.
I thought the dynamic between the two characters was intriguing – they had such opposing agendas that watching them try to navigate it was great.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I thought it was well written and exciting to read. It felt like the story was building up to more which would keep my interest and I am looking forward to seeing what is next in the series.

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