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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff – Review By Felicia Bates

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story
(Forgotten Woods Book 2)
P.A Wikoff
4 out of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin is the second book of PA Wikoff’s Forgotten Woods series. While I don’t necessarily think you need to read the first book in the series to follow along with this book’s storyline, I enjoyed having read the first book prior.
The Progeny Assassin is one of those books that transports you to another time and place until the story is over. The description in PA Wikoff’s writing is impressive, it’s dark and captivating all at once. The characters in this book are as unique and exciting as is the twisting storyline!
I’ve always considered myself to be someone that wasn’t a fan of fantasy type reads but as of late I’ve really been exploring the genre more.
This book and really the Forgotten Woods series has truly captured my attention. I look forward to reading more from PA Wikoff.

Review by @fnbates

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The Progeny Assassin by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff, 4 stars.

Lara is so tired of her master. Nothing she ever does is good enough. Sometimes it feels like she just can’t take it any more. But her and her master are the only feathered folks left. Then one day, her master heads out to clean up one of Lara’s “messes”. This is unprecedented. Master never leaves the house. To make matters worse, she doesn’t come back. Lara finally decides to go out and look for her. She is smart and old enough, she can take care of herself. Leaving with only a weapon she created herself, the things her master has taught her, and her wild imagination, she sets out on a journey unlike one she could ever have imagined.

This is a great young adult fantasy book. Although not human, Lara resonates with most teens. They think they are ready for it all, but they really aren’t. Not that they will admit it. The story itself is great. The things met along the way, the things she learns, will enrich her knowledge. And the detail you come to expect in high fantasy is here in spades.

I highly recommend this book. Reading book one is not necessary to understand this one, but I do think it should be read because it is so good.

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The Progeny Assassin : A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Sarah Oakes

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A great read about growing up. Lara is a reckless and daring young girl. As a feathered folk, she seeks to protect her dying forest from invaders but never takes it seriously. When her master suddenly goes missing, Lara sets out to find her, thinking it will be like one of the great quest narratives she loves to read. But the world is full of surprises and dangers Lara never knew. existed. Can she survive it all and find her master?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Lara as bold and daring but vulnerable and childlike underneath or the master as the stern mentor figure.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel with the sense of destruction with the burnt out trees and dead grass and ash with memories of what was there like the pink lake or the fresh wind for a sense of loss. And the wonderful magical sense of the mist and the moon later on for Lara as a source of unexpected happiness.
I loved the sense of the bildungsroman narrative as we watch Lara grow up and find her way through thinga. This along with the childlike nature of discovery and adventure was beautifully written. I also enjoyed the metanarratives with Lara’s vivid sense of imagination and were poignant in how reality can be harsher. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P. A. Wikoff – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This is the second book that I have read by this author an again I really enjoyed it. It’s not my favourite genre but I have really enjoyed finding a new genre to enjoy and I think P.A. Wikoff is a fantastic author and he has a great writing style which keeps my interest throughout. I really liked the characters and the detail in which the author had used enabled me to fully envisage what I was reading. Lara is a really interesting character and I really enjoyed following her story. There are some great twists and turns in the story and it is definitely full of action and fantasy. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author again in the future.

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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands story by P.A. Wikoff is the second book in the Forgotten Lands series. This book can be read separate to the first although in my opinion you will be missing out.
It had been a while since I have read book 1 and I loved jumping back into the Tarnished Lands world. This author has a way of painting a picture so that it is so easy to imagine the characters and what is happening.
This particular book is fast paced and intense. It feels like you are taken on a wild journey, right alongside Lara. It is adventurous and exciting and an all round enjoyable read.
I would definitely recommend not just this book and series but also this author.

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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story by P.A. Wikoff

4-stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story by P.A. Wikoff is the second book in the Forgotten Woods series. Though each book can be read as a standalone I would suggest reading Book 1, The Harrowed Half-Breed, first. Just like book 1 this book is incredibly detailed, so detailed in fact that it felt as if I was right beside Lara during her journey of self-discovery.

This storyline is dark, twisted, captivating, entertaining and action-packed. I was captivated from the very beginning until the end.

If you’re looking for a one of a kind fantasy read look no further!

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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) P.A. Wikoff – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really missed the Tarnished Lands and I am grateful that I went back in P.A. Wikoff’s book The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story. Wikoff does such an amazing job bringing me right into the story like I never left. His characters are a part of my friends in the sense of my book friends. The world that Wikoff builds is very detailed which makes it easy to picture in my mind’s eye. Wikoff’s character Lara is one of favorite characters. Lara is a feathered-folk who is looking for the breeze that once blew through the forest so long ago. It is Lara’s journey that I went on with her to seek out the truth. It has its ups and downs and twists and turns but never a dull minute within the story. This is a quick read so make sure you have all your goodies by you so that you can read it in one sitting.

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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THE PROGENY ASSASSIN is book two in the “Forgotten Woods” series. While I think it MIGHT be able to be read as a stand-alone, I suggest reading it in order because the writing is amazing.

This is one of those stories that transported me to a place that I never could have imagined. It is so creatively written, that I was able to watch a movie in my head as I was reading. It is also one of those stories that I read really fast and breathlessly, much like the action taking place.

In addition to LOVING this story, I have also learned some new cuss words (“…you gross piece of fundle snop!”).

I recommend this story and this series to young and old alike.

“The past never thinks about you. Why should you show it such importance?”

Review by @mauraharper
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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Li Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story is the second book in the Forgotten Woods series from PA Wikoff. Now, I have read the first book in the series, The Harrowed Half-Breed, but this isn’t necessarily a requirement to read this one. I do think it set my understanding up better to enjoy this novel much better. In this one we get more of the dark and tarnished lands that we discovered in book one, and I really enjoyed my time with the MC, Lara. I found myself enjoying her even more so in this book than the last. The vividness that Wikoff painted the Lands was just as fantaboulus and detailed that I felt as if I was right there with her 90% of the time and as creepy as that was at times I loved it too. I really don’t want to get into too much of the details of the story and spoil the good parts for you, so for those you will have to scoop up this little read for yourself. While you are at it grab the first one too! You won’t be disappointed that you did! Thanks for another great installment in this series Mr. Wikoff!

Review by @lizaileen

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The Progeny Assassin (Forgotten Woods Series) By P.A. Wikoff – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2)
By: P.A. Wikoff
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff is a wonderful fantasy book that I loved reading. It is a story that has action and adventure. I enjoyed reading about the character of Lara. She is a feathered-folk who finds herself on a journey. She is both interesting and intriguing. Lara is a character that has questions and soon finds that the journey she is taking is not what she expected. She faces conflicts. There are times of danger and discovery. There is an amazing job of world building. The story is detail oriented and I felt like I was right there with Lara on her journey, seeing and feeling what she did. Read this story to find out all about what happens on Lara’s journey. This is a book that once I started reading hooked me in and I found myself lost in the story. I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one. I look forward to reading the next story in the series.

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