Monday, 13 January 2014

Old beginnings (The Forgotten Slayer 1) Review

Title: Old Beginnings (The Forgotten Slayer Series Book 1)
Author: Alix Marsh
Genre: Fantasy/Urban Paranormal Middle Grade/Teen
Length: 182 pages
Publish Date: 3rd December 2013

The first book in Flynn Heath’s magical world of amazing powers, dark demons, a perfectly mundane family at home and extraordinary friends at his new school, which happens to be a Demon Slayer Academy.Flynn Heath is just an ordinary boy, living a very ordinary life in the perfectly pleasant village of Little Rislin. Until, one day, he mistakenly pledges his blood, honour and soul to a mysterious stranger and before he knows it, he’s enrolled into the finest (and only) demon slayer academy in the country.But there’s a dark force swimming through the demon-infested undertow of the ordinary world, a king demon shaking loose the shackles that have him bound in Hades. Maybe Flynn’s pledge wasn’t some random mistake after all.Sometimes, there’s a very good reason for a slayer to stay forgotten.


When i was asked to read this book, i really didnt know if it would hold my interest as it isnt the type of book that i would normally read, but i got straight into it and i felt like i got to know the characters as if i was really at Victor Grey Academy with Flynn. The book is well written and everything was so well described that when Flynn is first approached by the stranger, you actually felt like you were part of the story and it was breathtaking. I actually sat down and read for hours and hours, something i rarely get chance to do. I eagerly await the second book in the series. This book is ideal for teens and middle graders

Author Bio:

Currently residing in Berkshire, England, Alix Marsh has lived in many places between South Africa and England, including a village very much like Little Rislin. No demon sightings yet, although Alix is always vigilant and prepared.
Old Beginnings launches the first book in the magical, urban paranormal series of The Forgotten Slayer

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a book I wouldn't normally pick up, but after your review I am keen to see what it's all about!


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