When I first began reading Thea's story, I was instantly drawn in by this terrified little girl whose life is destroyed. Her journey, along with the trials and abuse she faces along the way, is enthralling and difficult to put down. Thea's pain and heartache hit me to the core and kept me turning the pages hoping things would work out for her. The world T.R. Tells has sculpted for Thea is fantastic, and I'm sure you will agree. Eight-year-old Thea Frey's life is ripped away from her in a single night when the King's soldiers take her sister Dominya away, the last family the orphan girl had left. She's disguised as a boy to hide her true nature and left alone in a village of people who despise her. Thea learns the Game of Survival from her personal demon, Hel, who teaches Thea how to kill to survive. Eventually, after extensive training by Hel, Thea leaves the village and joins a band of orphans whose lives were also ruined by the King.But Thea's journey is just beginning. She belongs to a race that is mostly extinct, thanks to the King, and is left with powers she doesn't understand with no one to help her learn them. Every time things begin to look up for Thea, she hits another bump in the road, each rockier than the last. Her life is full of men who want only to exploit her and her powers, who see her as nothing but a tool.
Auz Burger, Editor.
How often do you read fantasy that gets you thinking about your real life and the world you are in? It’s not an everyday thing for me. I've noticed from reading other reviews that sometimes people read fiction to escape the realities of the real world. Well my friends in today’s review, we are going to talk about a book that transcends the fantasy world and the real world in a way that is beautiful. I hope you all find this to be an enjoyable review, because, this was an enjoyable book! Make sure you have your friends whispering in your ears, be sure you steal the excellent bread, and whatever you do, do not upset sweet Kadda by doing anything to her mommy. It’s time to review “A Game of Survival” by T.R Tells. I encourage those of you who love YA Fantasy which is extensive and well done, to take a look at “A Game Of Survival” because it’s worth it. If you enjoy stories about girls who become powerful and influential women, this is an excellent book to pick up to read.
I really enjoyed T.R. Tells' story A Game of Survival. My attention was maintained the entire time. The characters are relatable even in a world of magic. The topics of governmental abuse of power. This simple fact tells me that she did a job well done. When an author makes you forget the real world for a little bit, A+. The character development was well done, and I have no problem following his or her journey.
The story of Thea deals with very heavy topics such as ageism, sexism, and racism; topics that still occur today.
I love the cover that T.R. Tells chose to use. I'm a lover of book covers, and she did a fantastic job.