About the book:
Title: Eye of the Storm
Author: Frank Cavallo
Published: August 10th 2016 by Dark Serpent/Ravenswood Publishing
Source: received copy from BOOK PUBLICITY SERVICES
On a research mission in one of the most remote regions of the world, former Navy SEAL Eric Slade and Dr. Anna Fayne are caught in a mysterious storm. Catapulted through a rift in space-time, they are marooned on a lost world.
Struggling to survive and desperate to find a way home, they must confront the dangers of this savage land—a dark wizard and his army of undead—a warrior queen and her horde of fierce Neanderthals that stands against him—and a legendary treasure with the power to open the gateway between worlds, or to destroy them all: the Eye of the Storm
As any book blogger, I am so excited to receive new books to review, especially if they are a paperback or hard copy. So before going into my review, I would like to issue a big thank you to Book Publicity Services for their effort to send me the copy!
This is a story that evolves gradually and becomes and explosive combination of wizards, queens, multiple worlds and so much more. It all starts with a group of experts in various fields that decide to explore a region where the body of a Neanderthal has been discovered. And from this point, I was expecting a story about getting lost in an unknown territory and trying to survive and so on. But it gets more complicated as the pages turn. Our main character will get involved in the mystery of an ancient treasure, all the while trying to get back home.
There are a lot of things that I enjoyed in this book. Starting with how the strange world was built, the creatures living there, their system, customs and so on, everything was very well described and it felt real! I was very much impressed as how vivid all the images were, I really felt I was part of the expedition. The author did a very good job at increasing the pace of the action – we get from a lost group of experts to a search for a treasure with a different group of beings. It’s mind-blowing! Let’s not mention the art work on the cover, which is in line with the intensity of the story…
Eric and Anna are normal people, each focused on the job they have to do and what they have to achieve with this trip. But faced with the unusual, they will evolve and become more focused. Their reaction in some situations was pretty natural as well. But except them, I appreciated the diversity when it comes to other characters.
To conclude, this is indeed a book one will not get bored with. A fantastic universe, a lot of action and with so many characters, each with their own agenda, I am sure everyone will find something to enjoy. I can say I am lucky to own it, thanks to the author and Book Publicity Services.
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About the Author
Frank Cavallo’s new novel, the dark fantasy “Rites of Azathoth” is currently on sale from Necro/Bedlam. He is also the author of “Eye of the Storm”, “The Lucifer Messiah” and the weird western “The Hand of Osiris.”
His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Another Realm, Ray Gun Revival, Every Day Fiction and Lost Souls. He has worked in the Warhammer universe, penning the novella “Into the Valley of Death” included in the “Gotrek & Felix: Lost Tales” collection as well as a number of short stories available as part of Black Library’s “the Best of Hammer and Bolter: Volume 2.”