The Stormcaller : The Twilight Reign: Book 1 Paperback
by Tom Lloyd
Part of the TWILIGHT REIGN series
In a land ruled by prophecy and the whims of Gods, a young man finds himself at the heart of a war he barely understands, wielding powers he may never be able to controlIsak is a white-eye, feared and despised in equal measure.
Trapped in a life of poverty, hated and abused by his father, Isak dreams of escape, but when his chance comes, it isn't to a place in the army as he'd expected.
Instead, the Gods have marked him out as heir-elect to the brooding Lord Bahl, the Lord of the Fahlan.Lord Bahl is also a white-eye, a genetic rarity that produces men stronger, more savage and more charismatic than their normal counterparts.
Their magnetic charm and brute strength both inspires and oppresses others.Now is the time for revenge, and the forging of empires.
With mounting envy and malice, the men who would themselves be kings watch Isak, chosen by Gods as flawed as the humans who serve them, as he is shaped and moulded to fulfil the prophecies that are encircling him like scavenger birds.
The various factions jostle for the upper hand, and that means violence, but the Gods have been silent too long and that violence is about to spill over and paint the world the colour of spilled blood and guts and pain and anguish ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages, 1 Maps
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 12/07/2007
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780575079267
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Review by rrees
A barely passable fantasy novel about an orphan who becomes a demi-god in standard teen fantasy mode. The biggest problem with the book seems to be the length as there are sections that are excellent with plenty of character and imagination but its having to read the leaden prose that links them that brings down the whole experience.Also does a fantastically bad job of catching individual voices. All the characters talk in a near identical, stilted fashion.