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This review is from: Herald of the Storm: (Steelhaven: Book One) (Kindle Edition)
There has been a proliferation of supposed dark fantasy recently that when you scratch the surface offer nothing more than another glorified YA novel. If you like that kind of thing, then fine but don't advertise it as something grittier or more adult in nature.
I'm pleased to say that Herald of the Storm is exactly as advertised. Hard hitting, dark in tone and content with no emotion spared. The many character POV's are varied and offer realistic progression within their story archs, that even while this is very obviously the first in a series, were self contained within the novel.
The action is plentiful and at times shocking with many scenes believable due to the levels of depravity or desperation that people find themselves in.
Overall, a very enjoyable first trip to Steelhaven and will be looking out for the follow up in the future.