Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Review: Storm Dancer by Rayne Hall
The first thing that I noticed about this novel is that the prose does not gel with the 'dark' fantasy setting the author was trying to create. It is rather simplistic and underdeveloped.
Most of the characters come across as highly naive. While this may suit Merida it certainly doesn't suit the rest of the cast.
The plot is highly unorganized and scampers all over the show. There is very little build up to important moments and it often seems to lack an overall vision.
There aren't quite enough typos to say the book was riddled with them but there are certainly enough to be distracting.
While the basic premise of Storm Dancer had potential, huge problems in the prose, character development and overall plot made it a chore to read. 3/10.