Storm Dancer is a somewhat dark epic tale of Dahoud, a man constantly stuck between good and evil. Throughout the entire book we go on a journey with Dahoud as he fights to put his past behind him and become a better man. We watch him grow and evolve in a compelling tale of power, greed, war, love, lust, magic, demonic possession and hope.
Through Dahoud’s journey we meet a number of fascinating characters including Merida, the naive and rather self-righteous magician from a distant land who arrives believing she is a special, honored guest only to learn that things aren’t always quite what they seem.
Rayne Hall spins an exotic, engaging and intriguing tale with a gifted story telling ability that easily rivals some of the most popular and well known fantasy series authors of present day. Although some of the subject matter is fairly dark, most of those parts are not really graphic with the exception of one brief part, if I remember correctly. And even that was not frivolously done and was a necessary component to the flow of the story. In all honesty, the book description led me to believe that it would be far more graphic and dark than it actually was, in my opinion. Still not appropriate for younger audiences, however.
I would, will and already have recommended Storm Dancer to others. It’s really not often that I find a book that I find so engaging and well written that tells a great story. Rayne Hall’s writing is superb. One of my pet peeves is when an author uses the same phrases over and over again in a book…it really irritates me, even when it’s a great story. I am so happy to report that I didn’t notice that even one time in Storm Dancer! So, if you want an exciting, thrilling and engaging book to curl up with, why not get a copy of Storm Dancer…you won’t regret it…it’s a great read! You can find the book on Amazon and it's only 0.99 for the kindle version...well worth it!
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