Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey (The Accidental Turn, #1)

The Untold Tale
by J.M. Frey

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: The Accidental Turn Series- Book 1
Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC. (December 8, 2015)
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 572 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 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 by J.M. Frey (The Accidental Turn, #1)

The Untold Tale (The Accidental Turn, #1)I can definitely say, I didn’t see this one coming and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! J.M. Frey’s THE UNTOLD TALE contains a surprising number of quirky turns, endearing characters and some fascinating action, all barreling toward an ending that feels like another beginning!

Forsyth is not your typical hero, which he will attest to over and over, he is a scholar with a less than sexy stutter that shows up when he is on edge or out of his comfort zone in the fantasy world he lives in. Actually, that works out quite well, because the battered and beaten girl his men bring him is no damsel in distress, she is a feminist with a streak of raw steel running through her bones!

Pip is nothing like any person Forsyth has ever met, from her unusual way of speaking to the mystery of where she came from. Her world is actually where Forsyth’s story was born, yep, he is part of a tale about his hero brother, Kintyre, a legend to all. But Pip needs to go home, back to her world and this is the tale of two souls on a quest who find love and attraction along the way.

At first, I had a hard time deciding if this was a young adult read or more, until clearly, this is directed at a much older audience. Although much of this tale reads with a young-at-heart manner, J.M. Frey was not afraid to toss in some spice, as well as the realistic side of having sex which became quite humorous! Definitely quirky, told with a sense of adventure with endearing characters and some very contemporary twists, it is an easy read to get lost in and enjoy! Three cheers for the feminist damsel and her under-valued hero!

I received this copy from J.M. Frey in exchange for my honest review.

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