The Forsaken

The Forsaken

by R J Craddock


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The Forsaken

Her mother is dead, her home is destroyed. Gwenevere flees into the forest in the dead of winter and stumbles into the human world. Unable to speak their language, but capable of reading their thoughts, Gwen acclimates quickly. Meanwhile, she discovers that her native tongue is magical, giving her the power to control the world around her. Seeking the answers to her identity and her forgotten past, orphaned Gwen runs off in search of her own kind. Her dark gifts bring to light horrible truths, the discovery of which forces Gwen to make a fatal decision. The only thing that is certain, her life is about to take a drastic turn - there is no going back from murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615806488
Publisher: Transcendent Books
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

R. J. CRADDOCK Born Ruth Jerraisetti Harris in Oka Tamuning, Guam, Ruth is the youngest of eight children. As a young child, she began telling stories, developing unique characters, and conjuring fantastical worlds in her mind. As she grew older, a thirst for reading overcame her and she devoured all kinds of books, finding kindred spirits in classic novelists such as Dickens, Bronte, and Fitzgerald. She started writing her first novel at age eleven. After high school, she attended the Art Institute of Phoenix to pursue her other great passion: Art. Ruth now lives with her husband and Four sons in Springville, Utah.

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The Forsaken 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great debut novel from a exciting new author. I love her writing style!
DamonChristopher More than 1 year ago
Great book. I usually don't get that into books that have a female heroine. Gwenevere though is refreshing in that she's got a dry dead pan sarcastic wit even though she's only five in the beginning of the book. She does come off as older than her age, but I think that's a character trait and a side effect from all the hard things she's gone through. I liked her best friend Raven who I thought was another strong and believable character. I love what ends up happening with his character in chapter eight, which is a great chapter by the way. Overall, it's a really intense story with great characters!
Angela-Hartley More than 1 year ago
The Forsaken touches on the heavy topic of sexual abuse, and many other aspects that can go terribly wrong without another human being to love and care for a small child. Gwen’s tale is a sad one so far, reminiscent of The Book Thief mixed with Flowers in the Attic and sprinkled with magic. I give Craddock a solid four-star rating for this novel. She has a seamless way of pulling you into the plot by leaving a trail of nagging questions begging for answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely could not put this book down once I started reading it. It has great characters and lots of supernatural awesomeness. It's quite the adventure! I can't wait for book 2 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book! This book is really detailed in such a way that you will know everything that happened including the environment. The descriptions are really awesome. Its like watching a movie, really! I recommend this book to anyone out there. If you love drama, action and life, the this is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
" I stumbled upon this author through Facebook, and "liked" her fan page. I've been reading her blog and following her ever since. I figured since I liked the way she blogged and I liked the sample chapters she posted on her website that I would most likely like the book, too. I bought it the first day it came out on Amazon. I tore into it as soon as I got it and loved every page of it. I did notice a few typos but I understand that there will be a 2nd Edition released soon that will fix those. The errors weren't so noticeable that it took me out of the story at all. Wow, what an emotional story! I really felt like the main character, Gwenevere, was a real person and that I knew her personally. "The Forsaken" is an emotional roller coaster ride with unpredictable twists and turns. I'm anxious to find out what happens to Gwen next in book two. A great read!