Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review: Venture Untamed

Venture Untamed
Venture Untamed by R.H. Russell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Venture Delving has just lost his mother and since he is already fatherless he feels as if he is alone as a bonded servant. Although there are limits to what he is allowed to do because of his status, his master wants to encourage Venture to pursue plans for after his nineteenth birthday when he will be free. Venture decides he wants to learn to fight and begins training at a center that is known for training boys to become professional fighters.

With all of the limits already given to him, Venture must find his inner strength and determination to pursue his passion. Will his love for his master’s daughter be his downfall? Does he want to be a fighter like his father? Can he do what it takes to be a freeman? Venture Untamed is the first book in The Venture series. This first book is a relatively short book and gives the reader the feel that there is a larger story on the way. When I finished reading this story, I was glad to know that the second and third books are already out since this book does not give a satisfying ending. The second book is Venture Unleased and the third book is Venture Unbroken. Russell’s writing was smooth and the world building and character development were great. Although the reader won’t be satisfied with stopping after the first book, it is not a cliff hanger. It has been a few days since I finished this story and I can’t stop thinking about Venture and the next stage in his journey.

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