The Storms of Acias Paperback – 22 Jul 2007
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The Storms of Acias tells the story of troubled teenager Graciou, and his journey to find the father he was separated from by The Storm as a boy. Along the way he does battle with a number of mysterious, ghostly figures, who play mind games to try and divert him from his path. --Mr. R. Swancott
The publishing world is so hard to get into these days, self publishing is the only way to go. It's a great story and people will love it. --G.P Taylor, Author Shadowmancer
I think Dominic's book is really good. I am really enjoying it and I can't wait to carry on reading it till the end, to see what happens. My favourite part is the very beginning, "Graciou's eyes flicked across the dark, brown horizon out side the classroom window. The sky was billowing outward toward him and his school, slowly darkening into a brown mass. Every few seconds, his teacher's words would break through, bringing him back to the topic of the class." This really grabbed my attention and I like the way he has used the adjectives to describe the setting. I like to write my own stories in the same way. --Gemma Hope, Yr 5 pupil
Jill Holt, English Teacher, Cheshire
I throughly enjoyed the book and had to read it three times because I felt there was so much in it. I can't wait to read the sequel.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Upon his eighteenth birthday, Graciou has become quite the capable warrior. Which is a good thing, as he'll need all the courage he can muster, when events force him to seek out the truth behind his past...and the dark secrets behind the Storms of Acias.
The book deserves points for its narrative. The descriptions and language used are very advanced, which for the author to use (for the age he was at the time of writing) is remarkable. Dominic's imagination paints some beautiful settings, and the main protagonist - Graciou - develops nicely from his origins to what he ultimately becomes at book's end.
The Storms of Acias feels like a character-driven fantasy, which (along with the action and imagery) is what saves the book from being mundane. The plot itself was hard to follow, and there were times when I was confused as to what was going on. The loose ends that were left over were very befuddling, and I struggled to identify some of the supporting characters. Unlike Graciou, some of the characters fall flat and I wasn't sure who or what the antagonists were meant to be. It's hard to warm to some of the characters when they lack the depth of Graciou (or his father or Sophia).
I also feel that The Storms of Acias would've REALLY benefitted from going over with another reader before going to print. Not just on refining the story, but also going over the punctuation.Read more ›
It's an engaging read, with plenty of action to keep the reader entertained. However, it was sometimes confusing, and probably too open-ended as the author attempts to set the scene for the next book in the series.
The author's obvious uncertainty on the direction of the narrative and the characters made it difficult to identify with the main players. It's something he will need to address in the sequel.