Book 1, The Frey Saga - The Frey Saga, no. 1
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Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known.
Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.
Haley's Review of Frey
First of all, I received a copy of this book signed from the author so my thanks to Melissa Wright!
This is the best kind of story: action packed, a little bit of sexual tension, and a heroin who has yet to find herself. Literally, in this case.
Freya, Elfreda, Frey...this is our main character! But she doesn't know who she is. And she doesn't know that she doesn't know who she is because all of her memories have been stripped from her. The story starts in a small Elvin town,(Yes, this story is about ELVES:), where Frey lives with her completely nuts Aunt Fannie. But Frey is quite unlike the others. She has no magic. She can't even make plants grow! Then she accidentally chokes a girl with her thoughts. And a man called Chevelle is eliciting strange reactions in Frey. She doesn’t know if he’s to help her or hurt her. When things begin to spiral out of control, Frey does the only thing she can and runs. But what she finds makes her question the truth of everything. It seems that the Grand Counsel of Elves have put binds on her, but the only way to take those binds off are to kill all the members. And so, with dear Chevelle in tow, that is exactly what starts coming to pass.
This is really a spectacular piece of literature. The writing is not only well done without any errors but it’s eloquent and easily flows between the characters. The characters seem life like in reactions and abilities, yet stay within the bounds of the fantasy world they were created for. They are…memorable. Fun to read, simple to hope for, best to devour but also good to take in slowly. The plot is twists and turns in manners that are unexpected. I was constantly on the edge of my seat.
What I really liked though is Freya. At the start we are presented with this woman who does not have any idea who she is, but won’t even fight back. As we progress we begin to see the shifting of another person within Frey. A wild, strong person that is longing to be brought out. And the journey is not a pleasant one. (Well, it wouldn’t be when all of your memories were blocked and the only way to get them back was by killing those who bound you in the first place, would it?)
One last thing to adress. The romance-my favorite part!!!-Chevelle is the love interest here, and maybe I haven't made this clear with other reviews but I loved the guys that are completly and utterly lost for thier girl, the ones that have imperfections and still are drop dead and willing to do whatever to protect! That perfectly discribes Chevelle. He is loyal, he is so very handsom *sigh, I love blue eyes. Dark and deep like the sea*, and he is fierce.
Overall, I was dissatisfied with nothing. I really really really enjoyed Frey.
This story had good foundation but the writing itself was a bit choppy. As much as I wanted to get into the story I couldn't because the writing did not flow properly. I was more frustrated at the fact that i really liked the setting but the writing just didn't allow me to get to know the characters before diving into the plot itself. Overall, I would have to give this book a C.
Great book! I had a hard time putting it down. Can't wait to read the next books!
- Category: Epic
- Published: Oct 28, 2011
- Publisher: Melissa Wright
- Seller: Smashwords
- Print Length: 277 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Frey Saga