Download Epub Format ç Stormwielder PDF by É Aaron Hodges Wow, well written story, very dramatic, with its fair share of humour near the end, but the book might as well be titled, Everyone Hates Eric The virtuous characters get almost no reprieve in this book First it s Eric, then Alistair, then the unlucky but determined band keeps growing to a good size, but they re all ruthlessly hated and hunted down, even by all the ordinary townsfolk Good characters die, in some cases, than once or twice It s a very grim storyline indeed The only love in this book is within Eric s posse, which they probably grasp the best they can, because there s no love elsewhere in this harsh, doomed world For hundreds of years, even before Eric s birth, it seemed like the entire planet was a hellhole, with a demon releasing its wrath on entire civilizations Even the climate is said to be oppressive, with searing heat of the sun and a desert like I read this as part of the collected edition See my review of the trilogy as a whole at Stormwielder was a nice surprise I wasn t expecting to like the story as much as I did, but it turned out to be quite a thrilling adventure, albeit it did come across as middle grade fiction than young adult fiction Eric is a young man who, having caused the death of his family and having been banished from his village, lives a lonely and guilt ridden life He s a magicker who has no control of his abilities and because of his lack of restraint, he causes catastophic disasters everywhere he goes Having recently destroyed an entire village, he goes on the run and it s only with the help of a mysterious stranger, who knows a lot about Eric that he lets on, does he manage to press on and survive night after night.
The story was certainly an action packed epic adventure with a Lord of the Rings ring to it
This was a fairly dull YA fantasy I pulled the plug on this read about a third of the way through when it became apparent that I was not particularly interested in the story or the characters The premise was pretty interesting In a moment of panic 17 year old Eric lost control of his magic, causing a lightning storm that wreaked death and destruction on a village He finds a mentor in the shape of Alistair, a servant of the goddess, who has been tasking with training Eric so he can properly control his magic and then use it in the battle the gods wage against the demonic Arkon To complicate matters Gabriel, a villager who lost his whole family, is on Eric s trail and desperate for vengeance I failed to connect with either of the two POV characters, Eric and Gabriel I also found Aaron D Hodges writing to be a Its been a long time since I read anything in this genre and seeking something different I plucked this book from the air, well my kindle actually, wiggled my fingers and dived into it yesterday and finished it today In fact its been so long since I revisited Fantasy that I had to look up the genre.
So what of the book Well it has everything you d expect, hero s, magic, villains, demons, gods and lots of fiery action to speed the story along Its a first book in a forthcoming series, but is a nicely contained story in itself, though you ll want to know when you finish this one.
A whole plethora of characters litter its pages, some not quite what they seem, others maybe than they appear All are well described though the occasional modern phrase does delight the mind, yes you ve found a slip up, you think in delight A book that can be read by young te
99 but put it my wish list because it did grab my attention Then I caught the book on a price drop and have completed it for a very enjoyable reading experience It had good story, well written characters and several surprises Really not sure how it can take this into next book but will be interested in reading The biggest disappointment was the author afterward saying that he is just now starting writing book 2 This I find really surprising and curious if this has been a story he has been thinking about for years I hope and assume there is a broad layout and the writing is putting details where the story is supposed to go At least I hope that is case otherwise I fear a very long wait for book This Is An Alternate Cover Edition For BKUE For Five Hundred Years The Gods Have United The Three Lands In Harmony Now That Balance Has Been Shattered, And Chaos Threatens A Town Burns And Flames Light The Night Sky Hunted And Alone, Seventeen Year Old Eric Flees Through The Wreckage The Mob Grows Closer, Baying For The Blood Of Their Tormentor Guilt Weighs On His Soul, But He Cannot Stop, Cannot Turn Back If He Stops, They Die For Two Years He Has Carried This Curse, Bringing Death And Destruction Wherever He Goes But Now There Is Another Searching For Him One Who Offers Salvation His Name Is Alastair And He Knows The True Nature Of The Curse Magic I do believe that Aaron Hodges has really managed with this his very first book to begin an epic fantasy trilogy which i would compare with some of the best sagas i have read including Jordan s wheel of time series His characters are great,i particularly loved Alastair, Eric though very naive and with no clue about his own strength and how to wield this is lovable and Inken is a very strong character too we will have to wait for the next reads to get to know how Enala s character is going to turn out but i do hope she comes through for the three kingdoms The fight of good against evil is as strong as any i have read, the demons just as evil and the dragons, Nerissa just as awesome Love the way the Goddess Antonia of Plorsea every so often comes to the aid of those who so faithfully serve her and her cause This is a trilogy that needs to be read and enjoyed.
A stormy ride.
A boy who accidentally blows things up, an old wizard who can move objects, and a red haired girl who can kick ass, are sent on a quest by a child like old earth goddess to find The One Add a telepathic wolf, a ninja skeleton, some dragons, a velociraptor, Mount Doom, the dark side of the force, and a piano Stormwielder is a well written, epic fantasy with a rich, if at times oddly familiar, cast The reader is swept along, into the fray, from beginning to end, in this action packed adventure The occasional d j vu and some highly unlikely twists and turns, I can forgive, but the ending I guess I ll have to check out the sequel.