Eye of the Storm Review

Title: Eye of the Storm
Author: Frank Cavallo
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Ravenswood Publishing
Publication Date: 10 August 2016
Source: Publishing House
Format: Paperback
Pages: 402
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 22 March 2017 - 03 April 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

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 power to open the gateway between worlds, or to destroy them all: the Eye of the Storm.

Book Review
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I love how interesting this book sounds. It definitely sounds like something out of the ordinary. I cannot wait to read this book! When I was contacted to review this book, I couldn't wait to jump on board because I had been on the look out for something different and unique. Thank you to Ravenswood Publishing for sending me a copy of the book! Please note that in no way has receiving this book affected my opinions. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book felt easy going and quite conversational. Especially if the conversation was between two intellectuals (and by this I mean oldish academics). The register is a lot more formal than the expected colloquial. Personally, I really enjoyed this writing style and it made me feel more at ease with the book and the content. I think that the style really helped with characterizing certain characters as well as setting both the tone and the scene of the book.

I found that this book was super easy to read and super easy to get into. However, there were a few times where I was confused with the timeline. The author tended to skip ahead quite a lot just to get the story going without all of the unnecessary fluff and he doesn't mention how much has passed. I really wished that he consistently included this information at the beginning of the chapters. 

Plot Thoughts:

I really liked this story. It was completely unique and something that you would definitely not find in any of your typical Sci-Fi Fantasy novels. I loved how the story turned out but it took forever to just get going. It took a couple of chapters to get the ball rolling.

This book was in no way predictable. I couldn't tell or even guess what was hoeing to happen next and I loved that. This book had a really great story arc as there was constant tension growing along with questions that slowly get answered. The book has this structure where it builds in tension but right when things get really page gripping, it calms down and the tension slips away. It does this several times and I must say that it is a smart move. It kept me wanting more and it gave me enough to feel somewhat satisfied but not enough to keep me completely satisfied.

Character Thoughts:

All of the characters in this book are different and quite unique from both one another and from other stories. They each held their own quite well and each carried the characteristic of being stubborn or strong headed (depending on which one you want to choose). Each character seemed to embrace their flaws and turn into a strength. I enjoyed reading about these characters.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I am extremely thankful for Kelsey who sent me this book. I really loved this book and would definitely recommend this book to Sci-Fi lovers and those who wish to read something out of the norm.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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