Wednesday, December 12, 2012
"Oblivion Storm" Book Launch & Review
I've been given a copy of Oblivion Storm for review. Take a look at this cover! Isn't it gorgeous?
Oblivion Storm is written by author R.A. Smith and published with Xchyler Publishing.
It launches TODAY! This book is now available for purchase.
I don't normally review a book I haven't finished reading, but I was unusually busy this past week and didn't get around to starting the book until this morning. I have the book in pdf format, and I have only read about 100 pages into it so far, but I will give you my impressions of the novel as far as I have read.
I am loving the story. I am noticing a few errors though, such as the main character's name changing a couple of times (from Rose to Mary) on pages 45 and 49, but I have an ARC copy and am assuming that little errors like that have been changed in the finalized version. When I first began the story, I found it a little bit hard to follow but before long, it all made sense, and I couldn't put the book down. The story really dragged me in and hung on to me. In fact, I didn't really want to put it down to come and write this review, but I wanted to have my review up in time for the book's launch, so here it is.
The first character we are introduced to is Iris who changes her name to Tally when her life changes. I think the change of her name is really not something that needed to be in the book, but it doesn't detract from it. I began to like Tally so much that I was disappointed when we moved to present time and a new character, but, fortunately, that isn't the last we read of Tally's story as Rose, the modern day character and Tally's stories are intertwined. The same evil that Tally fights to protect her family in her time period stalks rose in her own era. Rose dies and returns stronger, with powers over the living and the dead, and Tally gives her a task to perform in order to save everyone.
The story has all of the elements I love in a good paranormal fantasy: magic, supernatural gifts, creatures that are more than human, dark forces, suspense and an element of the epic battle between good verses evil.
SO, while I may not be done reading the book yet, I can already recommend it as a fun read for anyone who likes these kinds of stories.
Here's a shot of the book's cover and the blurb on the back.