Untamed Gift (Book One of the Items Trilogy)

Rated 3.50/5 based on 5 reviews
Seen as a weak slave without a future and hearing voices where there isn't anyone and living under the ruling kingdom of an opressive king's cruel order has made life and freedom nearly impossible to achieve for Alex. Few get a chance to rise and be something more. Fewer live to tell their story. This is one of those. More
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Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Words: 200,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301066537
About H. Lee Morgan, Jr

I'm Lee,
As a child I've always had a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until I was in a swimming accident and becoming paralyzed due to having my neck broken at the age of 14 that I could bring my imagination to life, through writing. My life has undoubtedly been harsher than others, being forced to live in a wheelchair and all, but my imagination, personality and drive to continue has helped me to write. It's impossible to know if I'd still write if not for being a quadriplegic, but I've come to enjoy writing and sharing my passion and stories with others.

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Review by: anita colonia on May 08, 2013 :
I feel so ambivalent about this book. I am giving it 3 starts because thats the closest I can get to 2.5 stars.

On one hand, as other readers have found, the book is rife with all kinds of errors. I can't stand even a few in a book. This book is LOADED with spelling, grammatical and tense errors. What the heck is the deal with all the past/present tense issues? It drove me crazy. The book gets ZERO stars because of that. I usually won't even bother to read a book beyond a few pages if things are that bad.

On the other hand, the story was SO GOOD that I was compelled to keep reading. The author has some fascinating ideas, i.e., the "item". I lost sleep 2 or three nights in a row (my boss says thank you very much H. Lee Morgan)because I had to find out happens next in each chapter. The book gets 5 stars for that.

It averages out to 2.5, so I rounded it all off to 3 stars.

I hate the idea of spending $5.00 on a sequel, but will inevitably give in at some point cause I just have to have more of Alex, Lily and Shade.
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Review by: Pat Young on March 31, 2013 :
I also really enjoyed this book despite the spelling and grammatical errors. A strong storyline, good characters and continuity. I look forward to reading the sequel shortly. An author to follow.
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Review by: Nicole Gray on Oct. 27, 2012 :
I also agree that this book would benefit from being edited, but that does not take away from it being an immersing story, that grabbed my attention from beginning to end. I have just bought the 2nd book and can't wait to get started.
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Review by: thiotes on Sep. 24, 2012 : (no rating)
I agree with Tam wholeheartedly. Especially the continuous use of the present tense in between took away my immersion. Its a little sad because the story is great.
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Review by: Tam Winn on Sep. 17, 2012 :
I enjoyed reading this book quite a bit more then I expected to. There are continual grammar errors throughout the book along with tense (past and present) getting mixed up. I usually can't read books with a lot of errors as I get frustrated but the story for this book kept me reading. It was fascinating. With an editor's help, I believe this book could go from being a good read to a great read.
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