Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Storm World: Speaker of the Gods - Jonathan DeCoteau

Synopsis - In the peaceful coastal town of Burgundy Hill, friendships, morals, and faith will be tested. In response to the increase in storm activity and an unexplained death, a group known only as The Resurrection Men infiltrates the town. They bear warning to Samuel Johnson that these are signs of the end of days and in order to survive, he must learn the ways of their order. The young man resists only to see the earth dying around him, but is it too late? Can he solve the mystery of this cult before they transform Earth into Storm World? (Taken from Goodreads)

Review -  I won this e-book from LibraryThing Members Giveaways.  The book started out well and I was looking forward to further developments in the storyline.  A few chapters in and I started to get bored.  The storyline did not really develop and I would have liked to have seen better characterisations.  I wasn't quite sure what the author was trying to achieve.  Is this an adventure, a pure fantasy novel?  Noah's Ark is referred to several times in the story and the group are asked to believe and have faith in God.  John the leader is a Jesus type figure with Rhonda, Malleus, Hector and Odessa his disciples.  Samuel is a trainee disciple and is very much a doubting Thomas.  Not quite Judas but certainly Peter.  Is this a Christian story?  If this is the idea behind the book then it does not win me over.  The ending was a huge disappointment, very abrupt.  This is book one and I suppose the dead ending is to make us want to read the rest of the series.  Will I read book two or anymore?  No. 2*

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