Book Review The Rising Wind

July 26, 2013 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

The Rising Wind Cover final - CopyTitle: The Rising Wind

Author: Ken Floro III

Genre: Fantasy

Purchase: Amazon, B&N

Have you ever dreamed of being swept into adventure alongside a dashing knight or two? Would you be outraged if you were suddenly thrust into terrifying dangers against your will? What if you found yourself trapped on a cursed island, in the middle of a haunted sea, surrounded by your worst enemies? When a conniving treasure-hunter hijacks the Rising Wind, its passengers will find themselves facing all this and more!

The same trick didn’t work a third time. When Marc stepped into the ring of firelight and shouted a challenge, his adversaries shrank into the shadows across from him – more cautious now than they had been earlier. Their broad limbs and hulking silhouettes prowled the darkness at the edge of the forest, disguising their numbers. Standing exposed, in the open clearing, Marc felt vulnerable, but he knew he couldn’t run. For an anxious moment, he just stood there, uncertain what to do next. The curse of inexperience was lack of foresight, and Marc hadn’t stopped to calculate an alternative in case his original plan failed. Now he had to think on the spot. Unfortunately the present circumstance was no place for contemplation. So, in that dangerous moment, he acted on instinct.

I loved this daring, adventurous read featuring Marc, a soldier who went aboard The Rising Wind to head over to his family estate before leaving, along with his cousin Monty. Marc is the MC, but narrative is often switched with Adrianna, captain of the ship, and Din. The ship ends up on a cursed island inhabited by monsters, in the middle of a haunted sea. Marc has to learn to work together with others, friends and even enemies, if he wants to survive.

I liked this premise – the cursed island gave the book a claustrophobic, terrifying feel. Marc was an intriguing main character. He had plenty of past issues, personality issues, and friendship issues to be truly interesting.

The plot was interesting as well, and I thought it was rather unique. Would love to read more by this author!


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