Henry Murphy’s parents never told him he was from another realm. They couldn’t, because they have become as unaware as Henry. Everything was forgotten—memories siphoned away by the dark force that stalked them. For the last seventeen years, Henry has been living a lie.
All those years of hiding have been compromised. Henry’s parents fled as refugees after stealing the location of the furnace—a source of power that would have allowed the Nekura uncontested rule over all life. But with their memories silenced, the Nekura have closed in on them unnoticed.
The first warning was the screaming girl. After she broke into Henry’s high school classroom and screamed for him to run, she was hauled away and disappeared. The only friend Henry finds to help him is Charley, a strong-willed orphan girl with a fractured past.
Henry is thrust into a reality he never knew existed and must fight against sinister creatures he cannot touch for reasons he doesn’t understand. What he doesn’t know can still hurt him, and it is hunting him down. Their only hope is the Light—a legendary force that bestows intangible power for those connected to it. Henry must uncover the shrouded memory of his family’s past and race to find the furnace before the Nekura tear his family apart and destroy both worlds in the process. Henry will learn the heartache of the forgotten, the joy of the reclaimed, strength beyond himself, and the unbreakable ties that bind family together.
Branded is a dramatic, thrilling, and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page. Fantasy stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of Branded I was sold and knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it! Never before have I been so captivated by a fantasy story and this is thanks to the exceptional author Joseph T. Humphrey who managed to delight me effortlessly with his tale that is unique and incredibly captivating!
Branded is a unique and brilliant fantasy tale that will whisk its readers away on a journey like no other. The reader will be introduced to the protagonist of the novel, Henry Murphy, a seventeen-year-old whose life is turned upside down when he learns he is from another realm. Henry did not know his, his parents did but over time they forgot, however as they forgot due to time passing, danger has found them again. The reader will follow Henry as he must find the furnace – a source of great power the Nekura wants to rule all life. What follows is a thrilling, captivating, and unforgettable story and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Branded!
The story of Branded is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Joseph T. Humphrey, the author of the book. Humphrey manages to develop his world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Humphrey’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Branded, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Humphrey’s literature, and this is for many reasons. The main reason is that Humphrey’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not heavy, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
While reading Branded, the reader will be able to feel Joseph T. Humphrey’s pursuit of literary perfection. Humphrey’s riveting tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord, and it makes for such captivating reading! Humphrey seamlessly hooks the reader and immediately immerses the reader in his world of fantasy through his fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration.
Overall Branded sends you into a tailspin of a journey packed full of exciting twists and turns that leave you both guessing and wanting more. Once you pick up Branded, you won’t be able to put it down…I know I couldn’t! Of course, with such a fantastic piece of literature, I have to award Branded five stars! So please do have a read of the preview below book lovers, you do not want to miss out!
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