I Am A Barbarian

The Forsaken Road

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Pub Date 14 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 17 Dec 2023

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Description

At fourteen, Delta has crossed half the continent and braved innumerable trials alongside her nomadic family. But her toughest challenge still lies ahead. Tasked with attending a sorcery academy in the far-flung city of Samarzal, she must first survive the perilous journey there.

With her uncle and cousin, she joins a caravan that ventures onto the notorious Forsaken Road — a treacherous path plagued by hungry demons, evil necromancers, and murderous locals.

Not everything is bleak, though. Bonds of friendship are forged along the journey, but some travellers harbour secrets darker than the Forsaken Road. Would Delta's resolve and newfound allies be enough for her to complete her journey?

Delta is no princess or kickass heroine with flowing skirts. Just a girl from the plains, coming of age in a brutal, fascinating world. This is a story of grit, resilience, and growing up under unforgiving stars.

The Forsaken Road beckons. Walk it if you dare.

At fourteen, Delta has crossed half the continent and braved innumerable trials alongside her nomadic family. But her toughest challenge still lies ahead. Tasked with attending a sorcery academy in...


Advance Praise

"If I have to describe this book using three adjectives, I would choose: exciting, alluring and audacious. 'I am A Barbarian' could very well be the new Harry Potter.

Carol Cumming, Ebookfairs

Overtly, this book combines elements like action, adventure, gods, demons, and magic to create a thrilling storyline. But covertly, it highlights much deeper issues; like cross-cultural warfare, societal divisions, gender-role expectations, female empowerment, strong female leads, father-daughter relationships, resilience, and family support.

Uma Kiran Ebookfairs

I can't say that I've read books similar to this one, because it definitely has a unique narrative structure and storyline. The characters are engaging and fascinating... This novel is certainly an amazing coming of age story. Additionally, there are a variety of different ethnic groups, cultures, peoples, languages and traditions mentioned in the book. It is a lot to process initially, but I love complex novels with intriguing and in-depth world-building sequences.

Oliva Sundit, Ebookfairs

the storyline is constantly bustling and convulsing with activity. There is no time for rest, and little time for peace, until a new activity...or challenge...or danger...presents itself.

Mila Rovena, Ebookfairs

"If I have to describe this book using three adjectives, I would choose: exciting, alluring and audacious. 'I am A Barbarian' could very well be the new Harry Potter.

Carol Cumming, Ebookfairs

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ISBN 000B0CM9MWS8V
PRICE $3.65 (USD)
PAGES 235

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Featured Reviews

I enjoyed this book a lot. The world building was very well written. The plot line was also well done. The romance was top tier. I would highly recommend!

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A lovely and fantastical novella that balances introducing readers to this new world and cast of characters superbly with its plot

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This was a really fun read, it felt like a great adventure novel with the fantasy genre. The concept was everything that I was hoping for and enjoyed from the genre. The characters worked in this world and were written perfectly for this type of book. Alex Evans writes a great story and I hope there is more in this universe.

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I Am A Barbarian is enjoyable and character-centered storytelling, with a nice dose of action. An immersive world that is inviting for readers who enjoy historical and fantasy.

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In this action-packed tale, we follow 14-year-old Delta and her companions as they brave dangerous terrain and encounter diverse cultures. The book's diverse representation and richly crafted worldadd depth to the narrative.The author skillfully portrays societal norms, including the harsh realities faced by women, with themes of sexual violence handled with sensitivity.
While the pacing felt uneven and some plot twists were resolved hastily, the characters, particularly Delta and her evolving friendships, are compelling. The inclusion of a world origin story adds depth, leaving readers eager for more despite some narrative shortcomings. I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

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