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02.08.16 – lovely constructive review from a stranger who can’t wait for book 2!! 🙂

Customer Review

Another review on Amazon.co.uk today 🙂

WOW, what a read. Excellent book can’t wait for the rest, 6 Jan. 2017
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This review is from: Oracle’s Quest: Oracle’s Quest: Volume 1 (Born To Be) (Paperback)
WOW, what a read.. Don’t be fooled by the pretty cover, this is no children’s book. It’s full of demons, Wizards, witches, shapeshifter’s, dragons, elves, fairies and more. But not for kiddies. It’s better than all the fantasy books I have read put together and makes Harry Potter seem tame (if not boring) what a beautiful book. I am on book two of the trilogy already as I couldn’t wait.. Will report back after book two..

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A MAGICAL QUEST BEGINS **(4.75/5 STARS)**, 1 Aug. 2016
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This review is from: Oracle’s Quest: Oracle’s Quest: Volume 1 (Born To Be) (Paperback)

This was a very good novel that is suitable for the YA audience. There is some violence, but it is not graphic. It has a wonderful underlying message about the importance of believing in yourself and accepting your flaws. The characters and the world are so realistic it’s hard to believe this is a first novel. It s filled with all sorts of magical creatures, fairies, witches, pixies, magicians; some good, some bad and some, I hope that are just mistaken in their current choices and will change as the story continues.

Marcus is a wonderful character and he has already helped who walk in the light so many to reach their full potential. Idi is by far his biggest challenge, for the first 13 years he has known nothing but physical and mental abuse which has scarred him in many ways. It takes Marcus a long time to make Idi realize that he has the potential that he knows he has, but her never gives up and there is only one time that he gets angry with him. It is this issue and others that I’ll mention that kept me from giving the book 5 stars. Marcus was sent to Idi by the Oracle Olenna and together they were to complete the mission to find The One who has been prophesied to save and unite the lands. With all the magical people and aspects available does he not realize that if their actions were endangering their mission that Olenna or another messenger would have been sent to him to make sure that they continued? I feel like his anger at Idi wasn’t justified and wasn’t explained either. It could have been explained as a device by one of those working with Norvora or Norvora himself, but instead it wasn’t. I can already see the reasons, the author gave us hints and this reason is one of the reasons that Idi has overcome his past and embarked on a wonderful future.

The other reason for the quarter point deduction is spelling and grammar which I don’t usually consider but I saw that this story had a proofreader and I feel like the mistakes should have been caught. There aren’t many and the story is very good but they do slow a reader down and interrupt the flow. There is one instance where the world stile was used then a couple of paragraphs later it was used again, only spelled incorrectly as style. There were some instances where the order of words made me think that the story was written by an author who learned English as their second language. A proofreader, professional or not’ paid or unpaid should have caught these mistakes.

I really enjoyed the novel and plan to read the next book when it is released in December; although I hope it is released sooner.

4.75/5 STARS: **I want to thank the author and/or publisher for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; all opinions are mine.**

and another 🙂

on 27 April 2016
I bought this book for my daughter but couldn’t resist reading myself! Absolutely loved it!!
This is a brilliant story to get lost in a world of complete fantasy, cannot wait for the next book from T N Traynor!

another review on Amazon.co.uk 27.04.16

on 27 April 2016

This was a delight to read from start to finish. The author has crafted a real world within this text that drew me in and made me desperate to turn the pages to see what was going to happen next. I can’t wait for book number two – superb writing!

Another review today on Amazon.com, I don’t know who wrote it but I am so grateful this is my dream coming true, people reading and enjoying my story.

By Amazon Customer on April 15, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
As I finished the last few lines, I found myself still reeling in a world of enchantment. This work of art effortlessly had my imagination running rampant in a magical daze. Oracle’s Quest was a captivating read that was nearly impossible to put down. Idi, a young boy in search of his greater purpose, simply tugs at the heart strings. My journey through Talia was one of adventure, suspense, and nothing short of amazing. This book has left me eager for what’s next!

Got to share another review I am so happy I could jump up and down for hours!

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This review is from: Oracle’s Quest: Oracle’s Quest (Born To Be Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
The story put me under a spell that could only be broken by finishing the book. The author has created a world alive with magic but also full of human emotion and longing. Witches and Shape Shifters and Demons battle for supremacy, but underneath all the supernatural intrigue beats the heart of a young boy trying to find himself. I learned enough about magic in these thrilling pages to want to become a magician myself, but that will have to wait for the next book, where the secret may be hidden that will unlock my powers! A fascinating read, thumbs up!
By KGriffs on 5 April 2016

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I love this story, the characters and the magical world T.N. Traynor has created. From start to finish – I was hooked. It’s exciting, romantic, moving, magical and full of humour. Anyone who enjoys fantasy novels – will LOVE this book.
I can’t wait for the next one to be released!

Comment received today, 30th March 2016 from my friend Bev:

Tracy you are amazing!!  Read Oracle’s Quest while away – fantastic!  Couldn’t put it down.  When is part 2 ready???  I need to know if Idi goes to the lady in the west!!!  You’re very talented.

I received a comment the other day from someone on-line at Authonomy.com, if I could sum up how I hope people might view Oracle’s Quest it would be like this, below is his comment:

Hi

When I was in the first year of junior school the teacher read to us for half an hour each afternoon before home time. The first book she read was “The Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe.” It was listening to that book being read that first stirred in me a need to write my own stories. Reading your book took me right back, almost 50 years ago now, and reminded me again of the joy of reading just for the sake of it. I thought your book was complex enough to be interesting, simple enough to be read just for pleasure, without the need to worry about underlying meanings: a lovely fairy tale.

Steve

Comment on Authonomy – 14 Mar 2014

Here is another comment I received last year – also melted me.

 I received an email from a lady in America called Pam, whom I have never met except for chatting on FaceBook, she asked if she could read the whole book and now having read it she sent me this email today: (This email reminded me that my heart’s desire is for people to leave the real world behind for a short while and to lose them self in my story, for that reminder I will always be grateful to Pam)

I want you to know this. I can’t wait to see this published. I’ve had some major upheavals in my life so I have only gotten to read in short bits but sure have fought for those bits!!! I am almost done and woman, you can write. Love your imagination and I am in love with Idi.

 You my dear are more than a good writer. And I can say so because I am one who has read thousands upon thousands of books. Yep, if I don’t like it, I won’t read it, I will close the book and give it away. Yours, I will read again, and again, and again.

 Thank you for blessing me with the gift to forget where I was in the real and made me think I was actually there with your imagination.

Love and light,

Pam

 

I am extremely grateful to Sheryl McHugh, another lady I have never met, whose enthusiasm for the characters of my book keeps me writing.

Have faith its brilliant , I’m going to get it for my niece she,ll love it so when does the next book come out? And all I kept thinking while I was reading it was this would make a great film, I’m going to recommend it to everyone. Thanks for a great story x

 

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