Tuesday, 3 June 2014

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Storm Chaer - Sheila Rance

Release Date: 08/05/14
Publisher:  Orion Children


Silk whispers. Clouds gather. A storm is coming. Many years ago, a storm brought Maia to the cliffs. Now she is Sun Catcher in the land of Khandar, but when her father, Tareth, needs silk, Maia must go back to the clifftops she once fled. Danger awaits her every step of the way: assassins, thought-stealers, the Marsh Lord - all greedy for her power. And Razek, who deserted his people to follow her, must pay a high price as he tries to bend wind and rain to his will - and chase away the storms.


The second book in the Sun Catcher Trilogy and to be honest its one that I was more than intrigued to see how the tale would advance, after all, with the characters being physically fleshed in the original, the second outing really has to flesh them out mentally in such a way that the characters seal themselves in the readers memory.

Whilst the overall book had reasonable pace and solid twists, the main let down for me was that it was a hell of a slow starter for the first few chapters which for a young adult book, can be the death of them as the younger reader may not have the patience that this required. All round it is an OK book but I think its going to the third that really decides whether its hit or miss.

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