Forsyth Turn is not a hero. Lordling of Turn Hall and Lysse Chipping, yes. Spymaster for the king, certainly. But hero? That’s his older brother’s job, and Kintyre Turn is nothing if not legendary. However, when a raid on the kingdom’s worst criminal results in the rescue of a bafflingly blunt woman, oddly named and even more oddly mannered, Forsyth finds his quaint, sedentary life is turned on its head. Dragged reluctantly into a quest he never expected, and fighting villains that even his brother has never managed to best, Forsyth is forced to confront his own self-shame and the demons that come with always being second-best. And, more than that, when he finally realizes where Lucy came from and why she’s here, he’ll be forced to question not only his place in the world, but the very meaning of his own existence. Smartly crafted, The Untold Tale gives agency to the unlikeliest of heroes: the silenced, the marginalized, and the overlooked. It asks what it really means to be a fan when the worlds you love don’t resemble the world you live in, celebrates the power of the written word, challenges tropes, and shows us what happens when someone stands up and refuses to remain a secondary character in their own life.
The Untold Tale is an epic fantasy tale that left me shocked, surprised, and enthralled upon its ending! Everything about this book was perfect, never before have I read such a unique, imaginative, enthralling piece of literature; J.M. Frey, the author of this sensational novel, is incredibly talented because she knows just how to capture her reader’s imagination from the very first page. As I read this book, I struggled to put it down, so much so that I found myself reading it into the early hours of the morning thanks to Frey’s incredible talent to hold the reader’s attention. Already I would implore you book lovers to read this book because it is incredibly unique and unlike anything you have read before. At this point in my review, I should mention that this is book one in a series so if you get hooked on this book (like I did!) then you will have many more books of Frey’s to get lost in.
The Untold Tale follows the protagonist of the novel, Forsyth Turn and his older brother Kintyre Turn as they embark on an epic adventure and a dangerous journey when their kingdom is raided. Upon his journey, Forsyth and his brother will fight many battles, defeat villains and come across many troubling situations all while they try to work out how to stop the sinister plot that could destroy everything.
The incredible plot of The Untold Tale is quite simply gripping and glorious. The vivid, rich world of the land we encounter is sensational and will send all readers minds into overdrive. I found this book to be surprising also as there are twists and turns galore laced throughout this book. One thing is for sure when you read The Untold Tale, and that is you will never be bored! Reading this book is a joy and never once did I want it to end, this is a sign of a true literary talent, and so I thank the wonderful author for writing such a brilliant book! Every detail in The Untold Tale is superb and thought out, J.M. Frey is a descriptive writer and so the reader is easily able to get lost in her words and imagine the land in this book perfectly. Never before have I read a fantasy novel that was so in-depth, truly every detail was immaculate, and this is rare to find these days within literature.
J.M. Frey manages to effortlessly whisk her readers away to this battle-torn land. She is a descriptive writer, so much so that I could perfectly imagine the scenario, as well as me, being there… and let’s not forget I could even smell the smells she described! That is how talented she is. I adore writers who are able to whisk their readers away in a swift moment and so J.M. Frey truly is a writer to watch out for!
Frey truly is the perfect fantasy writer; she is vivid and descriptive in her writing as well as passionate. Her passion for literature shines off the page and into the reader’s heart. So much so that the reader can’t help but get lost in the world she has perfectly created. Frey will take you on an extraordinary journey which will leave you breathless at many moments, her twists and turns will leave the reader enthralled from beginning to end. J.M. Frey is talented because she injects twists and turns at the most perfect moments to shock, entertain and captivate her reader. What I adored about her the most is her flawless execution and creation of characters. The characterization is absolutely phenomenal, and so I am wildly impressed with how effortlessly she appeared to do this! Her characters and their dialogue between each other flows beautifully from one page to the next, and so, that is why J.M. Frey is a brilliant author!
To summarise my thoughts on The Untold Tale, I would say if you are looking to get lost in a fantasy world that is imaginative as well as expertly created then this wonderful book is for you! The Untold Tale gets Five Stars from me!
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