Amber Wake – Gabriel Falling by @PSBartlett and @RonovanWrites – a #book review

Have you ever enjoyed book so much –you absolutely needed to tell everyone about it? This is one of those books. Stating the obvious: I enjoyed reading this Historical Adventure by authors PS Barlett and Ronovan Hester. Amber Wake – Gabriel Falling, follows the journey of Gabriel Wallace a Royal Navy Captain. Betrayal and corruption led this dishonored captain on a journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705.


The story itself could easily be turned into a movie. The authors give you an action packed scene after the next. You can hardly wait to turn the page. This story tied in well with the other books in this series, all, which I’ve also read – and think, are highly recommendable.  The difference between this book and the other’s being that this one is set in a man’s world, told by a man. Women do not play much of a vital role in this story except for making the life of our hero difficult.

I loved reading this hero, as he clearly is a man of honor. The emotional conflicts he endures throughout his revenge set mission makes for interesting reading. The relationship between him and his second in charge is a good example of such. We also find a boy Adam in this story. Gabriel seems to have taken up the father roll to Adam, which makes for some endearing scenes. The main characters are very well-developed and complex.

As this is an Indie publication, it seems necessary to comment on the well-formatted and overall well-edited book. The rich usage of the English language was a delight to read. Exquisite. Some real care was put into the actual word usage. The language also fit the period of the tale.

Overall, my personal opinion is that the authors PS Bartlett and Ronovan Hester did an excellent job writing this book. But don’t take my word for it, read the first chapter here or check out the kindle sample on Amazon. I dare say if you enjoy action packed adventure with swords and fistfights you will not be disappointed.

My rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Find it on Amazon.

P.S. I bought my kindle copy of this novel on Amazon for US$2.99.  The thoughts and opinions expressed with this review, are my own honest reflections on the book.

About the reviewer

Sarina often sat on the peaks of the dunes of Southern Africa watching the ocean tide drift in. A daydreamer, often dreaming up stories for lands somewhere over the rainbow. She is a mother, a wife, a blogger and an overall creative spirit. Above all, she is a human being.

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