Forge: Dawn of Trials by C S Cobb is a coming of age story of Forge and his rite of passage ritual in the Cave of Trials.
This story has potential, but the execution left a lot to be desired. I felt as though the author was writing to middle grade children for several chapters, then suddenly writing to very young children, then back to middle grade kids. The tone of the writing was very inconsistent. The characters could have been better fleshed out. There were several grammatical errors, which interfered with my reading flow. There is a bit of a cliff-hanger, which wasn't too bad since the author gave clues that there would be such an ending. Overall, I feel this book is geared towards children 9-12.
This is a very short book. Only takes a couple of hours to read. It is kind of a love at first site story mixed with a rags to riches story. Being such a short story it does feel a bit rushed. Even though there is a murder it is a sweet story.
Sarah and Sean are cops and partners. They are in love with each other but Sarah is afraid to act on it. She is afraid if they were to break up it would ruin everything including their jobs. While investigating a murder Sarah who always reads the obits runs across a friend of Sean's in the newspaper. Sean goes to the funeral and learns he will be inheriting something.