Title: Maerlin’s Storm
Author: Nav Logan
Published Date: March 5th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Maerlin’s Storm begins a series of novels called the Storm-Bringer Saga. They are a coming of age, fantasy tale about a young girl called Maerlin Smith. Maerlin’s life has been increasingly troubled of late. It all started when she predicted a violent storm; the storm that killed her mother. Now, she finds herself alienated from the other villagers. They believe she is responsible for the freak storms that have wreaked havoc across the mountain. Maerlin, however, has other things on her mind – she believes that she is going to die. In desperation, they summon a healer and Maerlin’s life is changed forever when the witch takes her under her wing. Like a stone causing rippling across a lake, Maerlin is destined to create shock-waves across Dragania, and beyond. Her journey becomes more than just the many miles of wandering; it is a spiritual and emotional roller-coaster ride. Can Maerlin learn to control the storms, or will they consume her? Will she find the true meaning behind her dreams, or will they lead her to insanity? Perhaps, they are the very path to her destiny. Only time will tell…
The synopsis just hints at the story, which is volume one in The Storm-bringer Saga. Don’t think it is that simple. The heroine of the story, Maerlin does much more than merely learn to control her emotions which caused the storms that followed her wherever she went throughout her life so far.
We are introduced to Wild Magic (a fascinating idea) and Maerlin’s companions in her adventures, including, amongst others, a High Priestess, a Healer, a Prince and a War Chief as Maerlin plays her part in the development of a war. This book has all you need to keep you engrossed from page One to the End and I recommend it. The book is the first in a series, but can be read as a ‘stand alone.’
It’s a personal thing but I found the story being told from different viewpoints annoying; I note other reviewers liked that aspect. Certainly the author’s skill was demonstrated and I congratulate him.
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