Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£8.99|
Save £6.00 (67%)
Forest of Ancestors: The Guardians Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
What’s a coven to do when confronted with ultimate annihilation? Ask Denver! Through her ingenuity, she has planned and structured her coven in the manner of an efficient small government, complete with an apt leader—a lovely, motherly witch named Leeza whose beauty hides her maternal ferocity and fighting savvy. She is most definitely the WIC—Witch in Charge—the President and General guiding the defenses of her clan by controlling an elite military-like force consisting of five very capable and handsome (of course) young men—best-friends who have been tied together as a band of brothers under foster mother Leeza’s direction from a young age and, in most cases, due to a heavy personal loss.
Eli, the main protagonist, is a likeable, everyday sort of guy with the usual guy problems—like an ex-girlfriend whom he just can’t seem to shake, and a cat—his familiar—who seems as hostile and detached from his master as his ex on a really bad day. As a witch, Eli is completely dedicated to his coven, particularly his brothers—his jovial cadre of friends—who seem to tease and egg him on every chance they get. I enjoyed all the kidding and camaraderie of this tight-knit group of young men enough, but the humor hits new heights when the new police officer in town, Alex, not only catches Eli’s eye when she turns up at the scene of a disaster, but also his respect as she becomes directly involved in the battle between covens. From the start, their relationship is a back and forth tug-of-war as Eli tries to keep her out of harm’s way and Alex continues to completely ignore him.
Denver’s ability to bring her characters to life and make them appealing to her readers is quite apparent mere paragraphs into the novel. Her character development is thorough in explaining how this group of witches came to be. Likewise, the relationships in this novel are genuine and believable, and the characters bond easily whether they are friend or foe. Eli and his team are completely and utterly committed to the defense of not only their own clan but to the mere mortals who inhabit the quaint small town in which they all reside, and the reader believes the danger is real as beloved characters are lost in battle.
All in all, there are many mysteries that remain to be solved in Denver’s novel—enough, I hope, to keep her busy writing sequels for “The Guardians” for a long time to come. This novel is only an introduction of better things to come as the pasts of Eli, Alex, the brotherhood, and the history of warring covens come to light. Denver does an effective job of creating a cliff-hanger by holding back on a few secrets, but wow, she surely can conjure up a grand ole spell! One thing is for certain, I will not be left behind wondering how things work out for Eli and his friends because I intend to follow this novel series closely and right through until “The End”! Quite honestly, if I had one wish to make, there would be no end to this high-action, riveting tale!
#IARTG #IAN #IAN1 #ASMSG #IFNRTG #SNRTG #Paranormal #Supernatural #Fantasy #YoungAdult #YA #IndieAuthors #Amazon #Goodreads #Ebooks #Kindle #Bookboost #Bookpromo #MustReads #Witches #Covens #Magic
Paranormal, Supernatural, Fantasy, Young Adult, Indie Authors, Amazon, Goodreads, Kindle, Ebooks, Witches, Covens, Magic,
Author Denver teases us with some fantastic action, but then makes us wait for much of the story, slowly building to an epic climatic clash that leaves a path of death and destruction. In between, we get to follow Eli – who’s not only dealing with increasingly dreadful entities, but more significantly, a stunning ex-girlfriend that left him heartbroken. We steadily learn more about not only Eli, but also his coven and its history.
Denver does a magical job in making the fantastic seem every day. We take time to meet Eli’s buddies, witches as well – just don’t call them warlocks, it’s an insult, translates to oath breaker. It’s these kinds of little touches that build out the world of the Guardians. While developing the characters and exploring the history of the coven, Denver does a good job of establishing some solid intrigue. Who is behind this gathering evil?
This is a great setup what will clearly be an action-packed, character driven fantasy series. Denver lays the ground work for book two, but does it in an entertaining, mystical manner that delivers a satisfying fireball punch of action to end the first story. I flew through the 293 pages quickly and it felt a bit short, largely because Denver leaves you looking for the next book. Book ended by action, this fantasy will leave you wanting more.
The forest of ancestors is a well written piece of fiction that grabs you right from the start, hold you tight and then body slams you at the end.
The book revolves around a small number of well written intriguing, well developed characters. This teamed with the quality descriptive writing makes you feel like you are there standing by the characters taking in, feeling and experiencing what they feel.
Kathy’s writing style is second to none and has just the right mix of building up the characters back story, with the current storyline with a constant drip of excitement and intrigue and then unleashing just a the right time a plot line that keeps you gripped to the page and wanting more. On a couple of occasions I even found myself holding my breath when I had finished reading some of the chapters.
The concept behind the story is refreshing and not your usual story about magic and witches, it leaves you wanting more and a desire to find out what happens next to Eli, the rest of the coven and what the D’thesh have in store for humanity.
I do say if you want a different and engaging read, I would purchase this book. I enjoyed it that much that I am waiting on it to come out on paperback so I can purchase it again so it can join the select few of my coveted books on my book shelf.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews