Christian Book Review: The StormMaster Prophecy by Steven Ford
Four days later, and I can barely remember it. I recall that the hero is a librarian. I liked him—sorta. The StormMaster is a strange villain. He seemed vaguely powerless during the book—just nasty for no reason other than he was like that.
I fully expected to love this book. It had all the pieces. I guess it’s because the hero really is a nobody with little revealed character. It’s hard to get excited about a hero like that.
Full of nasty, unbelievable critters
The story is full of demonic beings which could simply be dismissed in the name of my Lord & Redeemer. No real threat. Most of the book is dark, horrible, and without much hope. Yet I have put it in that place in my mind for decent, fun reads. What does all of that mean? For a book with lots of spiritual power (healings and more) it’s just a 3.5 star book. It could have been so much more realistic.
Numbingly omnipresent tension is not a story
It’s close to reader abuse. Constant crisis becomes monotonous, hopeless, and you don’t get much of a chance to identify with the good guys. Many books today have no release, no good times. Constant tension does not make a good story. I suspect that’s why this one missed the mark for me.
I feel the same… it’s often a lonely walk. It’s comforting to find fellow travelers. It’s been a blessing.
Yes, it was. Maybe Guy’s books have spoiled me, but there was just nothing to hang on.
Yes, Guy has set a high standard/benchmark! I am so glad I found him! Actually, he contacted an author friend of mine asking for someone who is good at reviews and my friend suggested me; when I read his blurb of the first book, I was hooked and contacted him. You and him have been such a blessing to me. I appreciate and value both of you.
That is disappointing, David!