Forsaken by Ken Newman


“The powerful champion of a fallen angel she loves as a father, Maggie Black relishes her heroic life of danger and intrigue—until the day the angel betrays her and sends a witch to kill her. However, the assassin, Mrs. Kerr, is so impressed by Maggie’s unearthly abilities, she kidnaps her, making her a slave. The woman fakes Maggie’s death and changes her name to Hajar, which means forsaken. Once a hero, Hajar now serves the capricious whims of her new master, committing audacious crimes to support her lifestyle. When all seems lost, hope arrives in the form of a world-weary adventurer, Gideon Kane. Touched by Hajar’s plight, he bargains for her freedom, offering Mrs. Kerr a prize the power hungry woman cannot resist—the legendary Tree of Life, whose fruit can turn mortals into Gods.

As Gideon and Hajar track down Eden, they face both old enemies and new, while fighting their growing desire for each other, unaware they are pawns in a deadly game that could decide the fate of life on earth.”


Mr. Newman contacted me over reviewing this book and it was quite interesting, although I wasn’t able to finish it due to my current time commitments in University. I read about half of the book, or more, and so far it was good.

The whole idea of magical creatures or people with strange abilities is quite popular in literature now adays. My only one complaint was the amount of sarcasm within the book. There was quite a lot of that through out and it was just one bit after another of either sarcasm or banter between the characters. Don’t get me wrong, I love some great banter but it had moments of being just a lot of it and it got a little repetitious.

There were a few moments in the story where there was a jump of what was going on and I got a little bit confused but it wasn’t that much of a big deal in those moments.

The idea of people being used for an evil persons deeds is also an interesting idea as well and haven’t come across that type of theme in a book for a long time. The whole someone is forced to do something for another because if they don’t then someone they cared about would get killed or worse.

Since I wasn’t able to finish the book, I can’t write a terribly in depth review, though I hope to be able to come back to it in the summer and finish it, and maybe then I can try and re-review it, but so far I really was liking the character development as well as the direction of the story and really do hope to be able to finish it.

I do recommend checking it out and giving it a go and to let me know what you think!

Happy Reading!