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- Print Length: 228 pages
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- Publisher: Sol Invictus Publishing Inc.; 1st edition (10 Jun. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KWT9U7I
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,688 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Storm's Own Son: Book One (Storm and Fire 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Without spoilers, the book itself is about the personal war of Talaos against The Living Prophet, one which unexpectedly sees new bonds, and powers developing in ways the reader would not have imagined given the start of the first book. It centres around Talaos' personal war and the battles he chooses to involve himself in.
There are plenty of well-constructed fighting scenes as well as character growth and development. Mr Gillis uses a wide cast of supporting characters, all of which are as well-designed and detailed as the protagonist and even have their own sense of humour.
I highly recommend this book, the writing style is smooth and enjoyable, the book is packed with actions, and the characters have a way of drawing you in.
The writing style is engaging and keeps you reading, the plot is anything but predictable and events move quickly. There is plenty of action throughout. Note that this book doesn't shy away from sexual scenes, and is most definitely aimed at 16+. While there isn't a huge amount of character development, it is there and considering this is only book 1 what is there is enough.
The book was a little short, but it is the first of 9 if my interpretation of the opening pages is correct - something that is highly exciting. I eagerly anticipate the second of the series.
The prime focus of the book is the titular "Storms own son", nickname of Talaos. A particularly bland character, albeit one who is either singularly talented in everything he does, or is able to fall ass-backward into some unknown magic-talent and/or prime slice of luck.
He's utterly deadly with blades, regularly has threesomes, women fawn at his feet (and he takes advantage of it), is nigh-on in-destructable, loyal only to himself, a touch arrogant and not at all interesting.
How he becomes this character, we don't know - he just is.
First half of the book takes place in his home town. Gang wars, regular bedroom antics (of the graphic kind) and an assembly of friends to meet and scheme with. Those events swiftly dealt with (presumably left in state for later books?) – and supporting cast either killed off two minutes after speaking their names, or left behind elsewhere – Talaos then is weirdly dragged into a much larger war (a big-bad is hinted at in early chapters), so off he goes on foot to sort it out his own way.
On the way, he stops at a village to kill some more men and bang the local chief's daughter; later he joins an army and is made a squadron leader five minutes after introducing himself.
The ending should be predictable by this point. (hint: Talaos is apparently just awesome, who knew)
The writing is very poor indeed and makes the material (not a long book by any stretch) a tough slog for large parts. Lots of adverbs, passive voice and pointless flowery-descriptions of various characters clothing. Don't know where to start with the dialogue.
An exercise in mediocrity.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I tried so hard to get into this book, but in the end I found both the characters to be dull without progression and the action to be poorly written. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kittenmancer
As a boy I was told, "If you can say no good of something, say nothing." NOTHING!Published 20 months ago by david jones
Very good was not sur at first but enjoyed it thinking of getting next onePublished 21 months ago by TRACY L BECKINGHAM
Though this book has some adult themes, this is a book for TYA and not for someone looking for a book with a deep plot and highly developed characters. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Oludare Senbore
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