Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Storm Without End by @rj_blain - #Review

Epic Fantasy
Date Published: November 10, 2013

Kalen’s throne is his saddle, his crown is the dirt on his brow, and his right to rule is sealed in the blood that stains his hand. Few know the truth about the one-armed Rift King, and he prefers it that way. When people get too close to him, they either betray him or die. The Rift he rules cares nothing for the weak. More often than not, even the strong fail to survive.

When he’s abducted, his disappearance threatens to destroy his home, his people, and start a hopeless and bloody war. There are many who desire his death, and few who hope for his survival. With peace in the Six Kingdoms quickly crumbling, it falls on him to try to stop the conflict swiftly taking the entire continent by storm.

But something even more terrifying than the machinations of men has returned to the lands: The skreed. They haven’t been seen for a thousand years, and even the true power of the Rift King might not be enough to save his people — and the world — from destruction.


My Review
There are a lot of moving parts to this new world that RJ Blain has created. We are introduced not only to a new world, but new characters and different factions of characters. This makes the beginning a bit of a slow start as we are trying to get caught up. That being said, about 1/3 of the way in things really start to pick up and that Adventure really takes off. I was thrilled by where RJ Blain was able to take the reader with her writing. She is descriptive enough to make us feel like we are living in the world without bogging us down. I truly look forward to seeing where this story will go next. 

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband. She also has a tendency to play MMOs and other computer games.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.

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