Review of AMBER WAKE: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett & Ronovan Hester – 5 Stars

AMBER WAKE - Gabriel FallingAMBER WAKE – Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett & Ronovan Hester

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recently finished reading Amber Wake by PS Bartlett & Ronovan Hester and I must say it is such a catching and intriguing storyline. It is set around the classic storyline of a hero trying to right a wrong done to him but it is so much more than that. When Royal Navy Captain Gabriel Wallace finds himself unknowingly tricked into a situation the ruins his career and risks his family he makes the decision to leave England. With the help of his friends and crewmates, they make an escape and become regarded as Pirates. As a reader, you truly get caught up in the need for Captain Wallace to take down Admiral Chambers and all that he corrupts. With drama leaping off the first page, it gets its hook into you straight away. A page-turner from start to finish.


I adore historical fiction novels anyway, but I must say Amber Wake’s storyline is excellent and unlike anything I have read before. I don’t know much about the British Royal navy (and maybe that made it all the more intriguing to me), but felt I could easily have lived through each setting from the British courtroom, the American Colonies, Caribbean ports, and, of course, the ships themselves.


The characters throughout the book were superb. As a reader, you could feel the strength of Captain Wallace, the loyalty of his crew, the difficulties with trust and friendship. All the emotions leapt straight from the page. Of course, there is also moments of strong comradery and humorous touches too. One of my favourite quotes being:

“His face was puffed-up and as red as a drunken Irishman with an empty wages packet.”

For me, the book was totally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery. The authors writing style, the plot twists, the locations and most importantly the strong storyline all kept me turning each page eager for more. Highly recommended.

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For those that haven’t yet discovered it. Ronovan has a great blog right here on wordpress with loads of hints and tips for writing featured, a hiaku prompt, and a weekly flash fiction prompt – Visit for more info.


9 thoughts on “Review of AMBER WAKE: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett & Ronovan Hester – 5 Stars

      1. Yep. She does a great job. Ivory Shepard and her other books in the series certainly are memorable. 🙂 This one isn’t quite in the same vein as those but we blended well together to come up with a great book. At least I think so. 🙂

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment Ronovan :). Such a great book I think you and PS Bartlett’s skills merged wonderfully. What a great read! Good job guys! KL ❤

    1. Thank you so much for the reblog. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and I’m looking forward to catching up with the rest of your series too. It’s exciting to find a new historical fiction author and something a bit different too. Well done. KL ❤

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting James :). My first discovery of PS Bartlett and I will definitely be reading more. Her and Ronovan created a real treat for readers here!! Good Stuff! KL ❤

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