The Coming Storm
Silver Badge "Recommended Read Reader Ready" Award Winner
Elon of Aerilann, Elven advisor to the High King and Council, negotiated the treaty between Elves, Dwarves, and men. He suddenly finds that fragile truce under threat by an unknown enemy. He and his team try to uncover the source of that threat in time to convince King and Council to act before it's too late. But at what cost...?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply superb, surpassing J.R.R T' by a country mile!! 26 Jun 2012
By Clive Butterfield
Format: Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Valarie Douglas has just become one of my favourite authors! "The Coming Storm" is not a really good book, it's a GREAT book! Yes, it's a tale of Elves, Humans, Dwarves, Goblins etc, Yes I know Tolkien is the benchmark. But to my mind, if Valerie Douglas had written this book first, Tolkien would have had to up his game to get published. I found the plot made sense, the characters we meet are relevant and help to move the story forward, sideways and sometimes backward...
If it is the point of a book, that having started you want to finish it, then having read it, you don't want the story and characters to cease. Then by that benchmark, this is a great piece of work. I have my Kindle set to show me what percentage I am through the book I am reading. Valerie is one of those authors where you see that you are, say 52% and you cry because even though it is a long story, I didn't want it to finish and at 52% I was already saddened that I was over halfway through what was becoming and now is one of my favourite books. There are no spoilers here, no reference or hint at events. If you read my review considering whether to get this book. Please, please take my advice, do yourself a favour and read it!