Storm’s Gate by J.W. Golan

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Book: Storm’s Gate

Author: J.W. Golan

Book Series: Stormfall Chronicles Book 3

Rating: 4/5

Recommended For…: fantasy lovers

Publication Date: November 19, 2020

Genre: Fantasy

Recommended Age: 15+ (violence, gore)

Publisher: Indie Published

Pages: 418

Synopsis: A world descending into war; a fabled healer who might be their last, best hope; and a princess imprisoned in a dragon-guarded keep.

Lynette sets out with Baxter and Eirlon in search of a healer: the fabled Medicine Man of Horru. It is a desperate gamble to revive the fae king and avert a larger war.

But the route they take will prove perilous. They risk losing everything, even each other, in a world gone mad with the stirrings of war. Armies have gathered on the borders of the Feyfell – lured by legends of fae wealth. With King Elyan poisoned and unconscious, the kingdom is visible, and vulnerable to outside invaders for the first time in centuries. And while the fae nobles debate rules of succession, Princess Elise remains missing.

For in a tower a world away, the fae princess is held captive, surrounded by armies and a dragon chained to the will of vengeful sorceress. Drained of her magic, Elise must plot her own escape – while a new breed of assassins hunts the mage-turned-swordsman named Garth. Werewolves prowl the land again, as all alike seek to strike their bargains before the oncoming war.

Will it be too much for Lynette to bear? Can she survive the loss of so much she holds dear? And if she does, will she ever be the same? For who among them would dare ascend, to retrieve hope from a dragon-guarded keep.

Review: I really liked this book! I thought the author greatly improved in writing from the first two books and the plot and story benefitted so much from that growth. The character development and world building was also so much better.

However, there’s still a lot of work to do and I think another round of editing and filling in the story and developing side characters would make the story much much better.

Verdict: I think this is a good story!