The Forging (The Sword and the Flame Book 1) – My Review!
I wanted to read fantasy again, and I had my eye on this one for a while. Therefore, when I had a spot on the TBR, I added this one. Read on for my review!
Synopsis (from the author): In a world where magic and the sword rule and dragons are forgotten, a band of friends find each other but can they overcome their own fears and trials in time to fulfill their destiny? Their adventure begins in The Sword and the Flame: The Forging. Before a weapon can be used, it must be forged in the fires of life.
What I liked: The Forging is one of those fantasy books that makes you feel good! It has all the requisite elements – a quest, danger, sacrifice, peril, and the awakening of power. The characters, though, make this an enjoyable read for me. My favorite is Janessa, the Halfling. Her friend Viola, the apprentice Sorcerer, and Berek, a Barbarian add their own elements. The gargoyle Fech makes a great enforcer for Renard (the circus owner), and both of those are the evil in the story. All told, The Forging is a good read for all fantasy readers.
What I didn’t like: With all the characters (I didn’t mention Galin the Dwarf, Mern the Sorcerer, and a few others), following the story is a bit confusing. Other than that, no complaints from me!
Overall impression: The Forging is a fantasy book for all ages. Cool characters, an interesting quest, a magical barbarian, and lots of evil afoot make this a fun read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy!
My rating: 5 Stars
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