The Call

The Call All her life sixteen year old Katja has been haunted by a strange certainty that she faces a lifetime of conflict Her dreams foretell of monsters and terrible foes and she hones combat skills as best

  • Title: The Call
  • Author: Elí Freysson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • All her life sixteen year old Katja has been haunted by a strange certainty that she faces a lifetime of conflict Her dreams foretell of monsters and terrible foes, and she hones combat skills as best she can in a peaceful village in Baldur s Coast despite not understanding who these foes are or what her purpose is After a demon straight from her nightmares descends on tAll her life sixteen year old Katja has been haunted by a strange certainty that she faces a lifetime of conflict Her dreams foretell of monsters and terrible foes, and she hones combat skills as best she can in a peaceful village in Baldur s Coast despite not understanding who these foes are or what her purpose is After a demon straight from her nightmares descends on the village with terrible consequences, a strange woman with a young face and an ancient bearing arrives The stranger promises both the answers and all the dangerous adventures her soul yearns for With that Katja finally goes out into the wider world Under the woman s tutelage she beings to hone her supernatural talents as well as her physical ones But time is short Old foes seek to step out of the shadows and seize power, and Katja s baptism of fire draws near .

    One thought on “The Call”

    1. Strong action filled book. Bit too fast paced for me but Katja got me through - its not often an author captures that sense of teenage bullheadedness without coming up with an eye-rollingly tiresome pup.

    2. The Call is an action-packed adventure story which introduces a world and a protagonist that both have a lot of potential.It starts off slowly, and there are a couple of writing quirks early on that broke my immersion on occasion. The most noticeable problems here are several exchanges that play out in the same manner: (the mentor) Serdra notes one of (the protagonist) Katja's personality traits; Katja is shocked at how clearly Serdra understands her. Those exchanges felt like a transparent atte [...]

    3. After an attack on her village, a stranger comes along and informs Katja that she is part of an ancient order meant to fight in the shadows to hold back the forces of darkness, pulling Katja into an ages old Silent War.A fairly fast paced read, mostly well written with some editing issues scattered throughout. I enjoyed Katja's training and journey with her mentor, as well as the world Freysson created. A bit slow to get going, event wise, but I was never bored. A nice start to a series I look f [...]

    4. I’ll admit that a lot of the straight up fantasy books I’ve read recently have been pretty sub-par and boring, so I went into this with a little skepticism. Luckily, The Call broke that rotten string with gusto. I’m not even 100% what it was about the story, bust something just pulled me in right away and constantly left me wanting to turn to the next page. Freysson is a native to Iceland and world within The Call felt very Nordic. It was dark, cold, and unforgiving. Much like I kind of pi [...]

    5. What do you get when you mix Buffy and the Witcher together? With some good world building thrown in? This stuff. Love it.

    6. 4.5 * rated up. Read my full review here:chocomeiske/2016/06/15An immersive, well written fantasy with a great cast of characters, The Call surprised me with its cadence and well-constructed sentences and flow of events. We follow a young lady of 19 by the name Katja who has heard ‘The Call’ all her life. She loves fighting and has bested everyone in her village and when monsters came calling she made short work of them. News of her conquest soon spread and she comes to the attention of a fe [...]

    7. Through Story Cartel I received a free copy of this novel to give my honest review on it. Overall the story has many positives. I love that the main characters are not only women, but are strong physically and mentally- society needs more characters like Katja and Serdra. The storyline is immersive and grabs your attention from the beginning. The story begins by Katja following a voice, although she is unsure as to if it is real, and follows her journey in accepting and learning about The Call, [...]

    8. If your interests turn to "believeable" sword & sorcery this is a book for you! Not all happy endings with very human issues of fear and doubt for Katharine the primary protagonist. Her mentor seeks not just to train her in combat and using her "other" abilities but, to supply her with harsh practical lessons in life and death and ways to overcome and survive. A good read!

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