"a thrilling tale" " leaves you wanting more"
"incredibly dark and twisted story which I loved every
Unforgivable by James Fuller
Rising from the ashes of his home in Ever-Dale, Jamus Willms carves a brutal path of vengeance through the lands powerful nobility. His quest for justice seems to defy even death, as hatred fuels his journey - to the ruthless Lord that took everything from him as a simple reminder of the status quo. With the fires of that fateful night still burning in his mind, each step that takes him closer to reclaiming his daughter from the clutches of a psychopath blurs the line between man and monster - Jamus struggles to keep the flames that had disfigured his flesh from twisting his very soul forever. A moving and satisfying tale of revenge from James Fuller.
A dark, lone figure limped indignantly down the dirt road in almost complete silence; all that gave away his presence was the soft clink from the single spur on his left boot, which could be heard for some distance on this silent night.
The loner wore a dark crimson woolen cloak around his lean shoulders. Most on a cool night such as this would have it pulled tightly around them, but the loner welcomed the unfavorable sensation on his damaged skin and his cloak was open freely. Though the hood he wore concealed his damaged face and identity with the gloomy shadow it produced.
Most folk were asleep at this late hour, safe in their beds, dreaming sweet dreams of what tomorrow may bring. But not him-he seemed to not need sleep now; hate fuelled his every step, his every move, his every breath. A bitter odium which overwhelmed his very essence, mocking his common good-natured self, forcing him to forget everything beautiful in the world, everything pure, everything that he had tried to live for. All for nothing-all a disgusting, cruel, twisted joke by the gods... if there were any gods...
The smell of smoke lingered in the air and assured him he was close to the small town of Milton- his first destination.
It was so easy to get caught up in this book, I mean, just read that excerpt! (Taken from the first chapter!) I wanted to show everyone how easily and effortlessly Unforgivable demands your attention from the very beginning. Within the first few pages James Fuller has you hooked! You ask yourself- Who is this man? What happened to him? And James doesn't leave you guessing for long, his writing is fast and lean. And once you learn the past you have no choice but to read on and see the future.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars because I felt that there could have been more of a journey and perhaps more time to get to know the family and other characters.
Aside from that, I really enjoyed this read. Action-packed, emotional and brutal. I recommend this book to anyone who likes revenge served hot with a side of kick-ass.
Interview with the author
Lost in thought- First off, I just want to say thank you for taking the time
to do this interview with me. I truly enjoyed your book.
James Fuller-You’re welcome, I am glad to be here. And you’re
LIT- No, really! Finding an excerpt to put in the blog is
usually the hardest part. But with you, I only had to go to the first chapter,
second paragraph. You have such a powerful and gripping beginning, that hooks
the reader immediately. You are a master
at murdering your characters. Am I in any danger?
James Fuller- Lol! Anyone who encounters a writer is in
danger of being written into a story, and lifted up as a hero... or brutally
murdered... for now... you are safe.
LIT- Phew, I will be sure not to cross you! =) What inspires you? What made you go into
this genre? And what exactly is your genre?
James Fuller- I am not sure what truly inspires me, life? My
passion to create? My enjoyment of telling a fable? My love of entrapping
others into a world I muster up within my mind. All of the above? I chose to
do this genre because I see a lot of it out there, yet not a lot of writers are
willing to push their characters to the edge in which the greatest things can
be achieved. Nor do a lot of writers take the world of violence to the level I did.
How many writers can make you love and even root for a cold blood killer?
I do not limit myself as a fiction/fantasy writer, it is
what I am known for right now, but I am branching out. I have a couple of
horror books in the works and even a fantasy erotica.
LIT- That's so funny, because I wrote that in my review!
It's a weird feeling. Rooting for a man to murder another. I think it just
shows how well you showed his pain. (I don't want to spoil anything) After what
happened to him, anything he does to his enemies is forgivable!
Ok, last one, because this is getting long!
You are pretty
no-holds-barred in your writing style, is there anything you are afraid to
write about or anything you feel uncomfortable writing about?
James Fuller- I hate censorship, and I detest censoring my
writing style. I had to censor myself so much in school for projects it made my
soul hurt. Now out in the real world and as an Indie author where I am not
censored by anyone I feel good and refuse to censor my writing. If the story
demands it of me I will write it.
LIT- I respect and understand that, but is there anything
that makes you uncomfortable? Not out of
censorship, not because of what others might think, but because of how it would
make you feel.
James Fuller- To be honest rape scenes always do make me
feel a little awkward when writing. I am a detailed writer but at the same time
I have to find that level of enough detail to bring out the emotion needed
without going over board. I hate the thought of rape it is a horrible thing and
should never happen.
LIT-Which brings me to another point, I am not sure if I
mentioned it in the review. You handled the rape scene with the right amount of
respect. As a woman, I felt the pain, as should everyone, but you wrote it with
the right amount of sensitivity. (And of course the pain of the event, was
lessened by the revenge.) Well, I just want to thank you again for the
interview. And I am looking forward to
reading more of your work.
I wish you much success!
James Fuller- Thank you Jessica, it was a pleasure to be
here and I hope you'll have me back soon. And not to worry I have much out there
for you to read.
I found it interesting how easily I sided with a cold blooded, brutal, killer and I didn't flinch when `justice' was served. James Fuller, did a superb job in describing his fight scenes. It takes great bravery to go to the dark places this author went, it's a risk I am glad he took. I see this book easily becoming a movie or mini-series or even a great graphic novel.
Other publications by James Fuller
Fall of a King: The False Prince (Book One)
Fall of a King: Brothers of Blood (Book Two)
Where you can find Unforgivable-
Official Webpage- http://www.authorjamesfuller.com/index.html