May 07, 2021

#BookReview: A Wizard's Forge (The Woern Saga #1) by A.M. Justice

Synopsis: Wizards are forged, not born.

Victoria of Ourtown lived through a nightmare to become the ruthless soldier known as Vic the Blade. Once she wished to explore the world settled by her spacefaring ancestors; now she thinks only of revenge.

Prince Ashel’s carefree days are filled with music, revels, and dreams of a life with Vic. Those hopes die when the thrust of an assassin’s knife drives him to war.

The target of Vic’s and Ashel’s wrath is Lornk Korng, a tyrant whose schemes stretch across a continent and a lifetime.

A mysterious alien race holds the key to a legendary—and lethal—power. Whoever possesses this power will hold the world in their hands. Will they save it, or doom it?

A gripping tale of empowerment and revenge plays out against a breathtaking backdrop of dark fantasy and science fiction.

Finalist, 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Honorable Mention, 2017 Reader's Favorite Book Awards


My Review: This was an amazing story with beautiful characters.  I loved the writing style and I couldn't put it down.  I am going to say that this is one of the best books I have read this year. 


"Dark and refreshingly unique, with characters that resonate and a prose style that is spartan but conveys the truth effectively." --Fantasy Book Critic

"One of the best books I've read in the genre." --Author Katie French, Underground Book Reviews

"A great novel with a lot of action and character development. I was blown away." --Author C.T. Phipps, Booknest

"Unique and captivating." --The Grimmedian

"A.M. Justice captivates readers with her storytelling. Her books will steal you away from reality, and return you with a new outlook on heroism and bravery." --The Literary Connoisseur

"A. M. Justice carved out a jewel from her work in A Wizard's Forge." --Lake's Book Reviews

"Starting strong and with action right up until the end, A Wizard's Forge is a twisted tale of revenge at the heart of a war." --Lost in a Daydream

"Incredibly captivating.... I haven't read a book that made me this anxious and thrilled in a long time." --Book Needers

"A.M. Justice is a literary magician and I was wholly under her spell." --Echoes of a Firebird

"This book was amazing! It had a little bit of everything that I crave in a fantasy novel. There was adventure, betrayal, romance, magic, and a strong female lead." --Real Talk 4 U

"This is a story in which the damsel in distress saves herself and then proceeds to save the prince, which is simply fantastic." --Paein and Ms4Tune

"This story kept my interest engaged from beginning to the end, and the cliffhanger has me hanging on!" --The Genre Minx

"Both the world and the characters are incredibly three-dimensional and well thought out.... Vic follows the traditional hero's journey in this book, but the author takes it in some surprising directions." --Author J.L. Gribble

"A.M Justice paints an incredible picture of a fantasy world that has its roots in science fiction." --Two Nerds Talking 

    Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
    A Wizard's Forge by A.M. Justice is the first book in The Woern Saga, a fantasy that has elements of a thriller and sci-fi beautifully knit into its fabric, a compelling tale of war, kidnapping, revenge and redemption.... A Wizard's Forge is a masterpiece and readers will love the way A.M. Justice explores the characters. Victoria is very compelling. Her experience of slavery completely transforms her and she develops a powerful zeal for revenge. But there is something else that happens to her -- she loses the courage to love because she is continually haunted by the gruesome experience of being held prisoner and violated. Her decision to save the prince when he gets captured is an act of bravery that marks a turning point in her journey towards self-giving and inner freedom. This is a wonderful tale with a mesmerizing setting and a fantastic plot. The author has a powerful imagination that brings to life actors that readers can easily relate to. There is a lot of action throughout the story and it reels with great intensity. The complex, intricate plot will have the reader turning the pages. This is one of those books that keeps readers awake into the late hours of the night. It is spellbinding.

About the Author

A.M. Justice is an award-winning Brooklyn-based author, lover of science and wit, sporadic scuba diver, and once and future tango dancer. Her characters live only in her head, but they're real, and she puts them through hell.

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