Storms of Vengeance, by new author John Beachem, is the first in the Lorradda Stone series.
An attack in the capital of Faranin threatens the stability of the kingdom. Through a exhaustive investigation, many come under scrutiny, even the city guards themselves. As an assassination is revealed to be just the tip of a plot involving surprising conspirators, no one can be trusted.
A complex mystery within a fantasy world and completely unpredictable, I found myself flipping back pages to find the clues that I missed. A large cast of characters encompasses Beachem’s world, complete with intriguing elves, ogres, trolls, and other magical forces. While I could have used a character index to keep track of everyone, the plot was so intricate and involved that it was hard to put down.
As more questions unfold, and culminate to a surprising yet unresolved finish, Storms of Vengeance leaves you wanting more and wondering what the sequel will bring.
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