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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Forsaken: WraithThe Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoy Ferguson’s writing style and attention to detail. And I’m finding him to be a very versatile author that is very astute in writing appropriately for the genre. This book starts with immediate action, pulling the reader in and setting the stage for quite a bit of action. I immediately wanted to know more from the very first chapter and loved how the story progressed. Strong female lead, lots of action, just a well paced fantasy that kept me engaged from beginning to end. Loved it.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Bree Tatham

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The forsaken wraith is a must read! Full of magic, adventure, and a girl with sass. She’s an assassin and monster Hunter. Torn away from her butchered family to be raised by the guild. Who teach her many things on how to survive and be well, an assassin!

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, this book was phenomenal! I really enjoyed this young adult/fantasy book. Alena was a young girl when she lost per family and her home. A few years later, she becomes a member of “The Guild” and now goes by the name of “Slayer” (which I love!!). Slayer is fearless and strong, and I love her character. As she now ventures off to find a missing Increment and works for The Sacred, this is when Slayer will discover what evil is where the adventure begins.

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson- Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

The Forsaken: WraithThe Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a young girl on a night of terrifying fire, death, and blood Alena lost her entire family. She is luckily saved by her uncle and due to a devastating power she possesses is raised and trained in secret to become a guild member. After completing her training she sets off to complete her guild trial to become a fully fledged member. Once that is completed she is given her first official assignment. Given leave to travel to the tavern and recruit help for her journey she builds her cadre with the promise of coin upon completion. Thank goodness she didn’t decide to complete her mission alone! I love a good fantasy, young adult, or otherwise, and this one did not disappoint. I had an incredibly hard time putting this down to participate in life. Once you get into this story your are swept along and kept on the edge of your seat. I felt rather than atmosphere driven this novel is more character driven and what great characters they were, minus the one, he will deserve everything coming to him. I really enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship that developed in the group as they battled for their lives despite all of their differences. I’m really looking forward to reading more of The Forsaken.

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Stephanie Nicole

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first saw the cover for The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson I knew I had to read it. Personally I love fantasy and this cover alone drew me right in, and the synopsis just added to the thrill of wanting to read it. While I have read a lot of fantasy novels in my lifetime but this one was one of my personal favorites, there was so much adventure, great characters, and a fantastic plot line. I was so captivated by the fine details, the journey that the main character goes on and just the overall plot of the story that I just couldn’t put it down. So if your looking for a great adventure/fantasy book this weekend then I highly recommend The Forsaken: Wraith.

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Jasmin Marie

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Forsaken: Wraith was my first book from this author. I’m not going to lie, this book was a slow start for me. In the first few chapters, I felt like there was a lot of promise but I just couldn’t find the spark I was looking for. However, I was soon drawn into the story around chapters 3-4! Martin Ferguson included so much detail into this world that I felt like I was a part of the Apprentice’s journey. The world he built gave me Game of Thrones vibes with more fantasy elements. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more stories by this author!

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book is a new series by this author and from this book its going to be a great series. It is a young adult read but I really enjoyed it. I loves the fantasy aspect and the danger. With twists and turns around every corner you are kept on the edge of your seat all the way through.

When Alena’s world is destroyed she loses everything. She loses her home, her family and eventually her name. She is taken away and trained to become part of The Guild. The Guild is a group of people who are highly trained and Alena needs to find where she belongs.
After a successful trail on her own she comes back with the head of a Siren which makes her a Slayer.
Now she gets placed in the service of the Sacred and now her real adventure begins.

It’s a great 1st book in the series and I am eager to see where the next book takes us.

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

The Forsaken: WraithThe Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alena Athscar is a young woman of sixteen who lost her family in one night eight years before which was filled with blood, fire and snow, all because she has a gift people are searching for, but she is rescued by her Uncle and she is taken to live with him and grew up training to be a part of the Guild of thieves, assassins, saviours and slayers which he is the Guild master, now she is in the midst of her trial and is walking through a torrential downpour towards a tavern at a crossroads, it is warm and inviting and the bar keep is friendly, it looks like there isn’t going to be much information she can use, that is until a man comes running in speaking of a terrifying incident which has destroyed his caravan and possibly those he was travelling with in a nearby forest, that is all she needs to know and she heads off in that direction. When she gets there, she immediately senses something isn’t right and her suspicions are confirmed when she sees a trio of bandits she crossed paths with earlier attack each other in such a way that she knows they are not quite themselves, when she looks closer and is then confronted by the cause of the disquiet, she ends up fighting for her life and triumphs in the end, as she returns to the inn, she observes another confrontation, this time between the man and someone in his party, this leads to her getting paid.

When she returns to the Guildhall to receive confirmation of the her apprenticeship and completion of her trial, she is given the brand of the Guild and the designation of Slayer, closely followed by designation of her first contracted job, she has to retrieve a missing person for the Sacred, a group of sorcerers who either recruit or destroy those with arcane abilities, the need for discretion and speed in insisted upon and after receiving all the information she can, she takes her payment and goes to visit some vendors to stock up on what she will need for the job. Her first stop is the Healer to treat her wounds and give an offering to the Gods, she visits the Fence to sell the things she didn’t give to the Guild, next is the Scholar to gather some information about where she will be going and the current situation there, including a map with the way clearly marked, a trip to the Alchemist for healing potions and something to help slay any obstacles in front of her and finally to the Armourer to replace her short sword, chainmail armour and gathering a few more weapons to add to her arsenal.

After she is packed and ready to go, she goes to a local inn to recruit a party tot travel with her and support her with the job, there isn’t much uptake to begin with, they disbelieve that she, a mere girl is worthy of them, but eventually people step up to the plate and they finally set off onto their journey, but it isn’t smooth sailing on the way, never mind when they reach their destination, however what they find there is nothing short of terrifying, but will the group be able to destroy what needs to be destroyed and stay alive in the process, or will the beasts and demons prevail over the Slayer and her group of individuals? This is a thrilling fantasy adventure which keeps you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you journey along a perilous path with this group of misfits.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson, 5 stars.

This book is incredible. It is completely different than the author’s Relic Hunters series, yet it still has the same sense of adventure the author excels at. This new world is so detailed and interesting. I really want to be there and felt pulled in immediately. The author does such a fantastic job in this tale of fantasy. Then there are the characters. Slayer is such a wonderful primary character. She has such a past that forged who she has become. Not to mention that she still learns as the book goes on. She has her flaws, but is ruled by her heart. She is what really makes this book and what I hope to be a long-running series.

If you like fantasy stories with imaginative worlds and strong female main characters, this book is definitely for you.

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson is an explosive start to a new series. It is not often you get a book like this, one that absolutely captures you from start to finish. This whole book is thrilling. The author takes you on such an exciting journey. Half the time I didn’t know which way to turn because I was so caught up in what was happening.
Having previously read his Relic Hunters series I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and it did not disappoint at all! The whole book was so well executed that I am already looking forward to seeing more from these characters.

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