Thursday, 18 November 2010

FANTASY REVIEW: Stormlord Rising - Glenda Larke

Release Date: 04/11/10


The last Stormlord is dead - and war has arrived. The nomadic Reduners have put the Quartern's rainlords to the sword, leaving their cities without water or hope. Shale still lives, despite being betrayed, drugged and sold to his greatest enemy. Yet Shale needs his adversary more than his freedom, as thousands will die if they don't channel the rains together. For Shale isn't a Stormlord in his own right - at least, not yet. Only Terelle could help him now, but she's a prisoner herself and far from home. And a new force is rising in the desert. While kept as a Reduner whore, Rainlord Ryka Feldspar witnesses a power that can move the sands themselves. The Reduners are hailing this power as god-given, and its impact could transform a world.


The second title in Glenda’s Stormlord series and one that continues to build upon the success of the original which before we go any further, I’d advising that you read before starting this one. What Glenda does very well, for those unfamiliar with her previous body of work, is great characterisation, they’re realistic, they’re fully formed and they past events as well as choices form the events of the present and even influence occurrences in the future. It’s beautifully written, the action fast paced and when backed with the sheer skill of an established author demonstrates why she is one to pick up.

Finally add a great overall story arc as well as a lot of threads to interweave into the next title that could go either way and the reader is left guessing in Glenda’s shades of grey world which makes this an excellent title and one that we can’t wait for the third instalment for.

1 comment:

Pat Hollett said...

Now this sounds interesting! I think I'd enjoy reading this one. I'll have to list it on my TBP (to be purchased) list. Thanks :)