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Ghostbow by Vex

A fantasy tale of love, redemption and loss 

When the city of Kaj Jollies was burned and looted by kobold hordes, Anaya lost everything she ever cared for – her new-found family, her lovers, her sisters and her purpose in life.

As she struggles with madness after being shattered by unbearable grief, something dark fills the space of her soul, transferring the gentle and shy Anaya into a monstrosity worse than the creatures she hunts.

Ghostbow contains some harsh language and a few disturbing images. It is told from Anaya’s perspective as she struggles to come to terms with what she has become.

Note: Ghostbow is unfinished, with no recent updates.  It contains some graphic violence and harsh language.

A serialized novel, with no recent updates

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Listed: Nov 10, 2017


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Gothic Fantasy

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Jun 30, 2018: Ghostbow is a tale told in retrospect. Our narrator, Anaya, leads us through the story of how she won a place in a family-type group of fighters, and later loses them as the result of a war. We go back and forth between her memories of her time with her friends and the memories of what happened to her after she’d lost everyone, where her story takes a very different turn.

I wasn’t sure if the way the tale was told would keep my interest, but the author does a good job of revealing enough information to keep a reader wanting to follow along, and then switching to another story thread in a way that leaves the reader tantalized to know more about each thread.

There are some errors in the text that led me to deduct half a star; I’d recommend the author use spellcheck as well as a beta to improve the text. Overall, the read was still good with only a few places that drew me out of the story because the text flow was interrupted.

The story goes up to Chapter 7 and no further updates have been posted beyond that since last October. I hope the author picks the story back up to finish it, because this is a promising start. I’d recommend this story to anyone who likes action-oriented fantasy that is also sort of creepy/scary.

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