Full of cliches and grammatical problems, the prose of this book is only made worse by the ridiculously over-the-top narration.
Stormfront is a formulaic story devoid of true imagination. It is packed with poor prose, flat characters, and misogyny. Meanwhile the narrator is trying so hard to fit the stereotype of the noir detective, he's actually distracting. I wasn't even through the first chapter before I found myself annoyed by his constant loud exhalations. Too, I heard at least three page turns in the first three chapters. I can think of nothing redeeming. As a perennial lover of fantasy, I was excited to see this on the day offers... now I'm just glad I didn't waste my credits. I certainly won't waste any more of my time.
I read this book because I enjoyed Pillars and Fall of Giants so much, and I was looking for something along the same lines. This book absolutely blew both Fall of Giants and me away.
The narrator is compelling, the other characters fascinating, the historic background is there but not overwhelming... the portrait that it paints of both it's historical context and the inner workings of a human mind is just fantastic.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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