A Wizard’s Forge (The Woern Saga, #1)
by A.M. Justice
On a planet far from Earth, descendants of marooned space travelers fight a decades-long war. Shy scholar Victoria knows nothing of this conflict until pirates kidnap and sell her to the sadistic tyrant behind it. He keeps her naked and locked in a tower, subjecting her to months of psychological torture. After seizing an opportunity to escape, Vic joins the fight against her former captor and begins walking a bloody path toward revenge.
As the Blade, Vic gains glory raiding her enemy’s forces, but the ordeal in his tower haunts her. Bitter memories keep her from returning the love of the kindhearted Prince Ashel, whose family has fended off the tyrant’s invading army for a generation. When enemy soldiers capture Ashel, Vic embarks on a quest to rescue him and, on the journey, discovers a source of spectacular power. With wizardry, Vic can rescue the prince, end the war, and wreak the vengeance she craves, but she might also destroy her only chance for peace.
I was given this epub via Net Galley for an honest review.
This was a little weird for me and alot happened in only 300 odd pages.
Here are some of my thoughts…
It is very fast paced and if not careful can miss important information.
I enjoyed the characters – especially Vic and Asher’s story.
Also – I feel the synopsis gives the entire story away. I could probably pick up book 2 from just reading the synopsis.
Definitely need more from Asher and more fantasy elements to this i.e wizards and the magical forest.