Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Storm Dancer by Author Rayne Hall - Virtual Book Tour Stop

I'm very excited to be taking part in my very first book tour. I received the opportunity to read and review Storm Dancer by author Rayne Hall. In exchange for an honest review, I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book.

Storm Dancer - A Dark Epic Fantasy 

by Rayne Hall

Demon-possessed siege commander, Dahoud, atones for his atrocities by hiding his identity and protecting women from war's violence - but can he shield the woman he loves from the evil inside him?

Principled weather magician, Merida, brings rain to a parched desert land. When her magical dance rouses more than storms, she needs to overcome her scruples to escape from danger. 

Thrust together, Dahoud and Merida must fight for freedom and survival. But how can they trust each other, when hatred and betrayal burn in their hearts? 

'Storm Dancer' is a dark epic fantasy. Caution: this book contains some violence and disturbing situations, and is not suitable for young readers. British spellings. 

About the Author

Rayne Hall writes horror and fantasy fiction. Some of her stories are quirky; some are disturbing; most are dark. 

She is the author of over forty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in ezines, magazines and anthologies.

After living in Germany, Nepal, China and Mongolia, Rayne has settled on the south coast of England.

My Review

Storm Dancer is set in an alternate history, a fantasy world ruled by the maniacal consort of a glutenous, self-serving queen. Our hero, Dahoud, does not see himself as such and battles with a dark demon inside himself called a djin. This djin craves power more than anything and specifically enjoys power over women.

Dahoud had been successfully fighting his djin through willpower and deprivation for the past four years when he is summoned once more to his former post as the Black Besieger. A post he had long ago forsaken in an attempt to control the unruly demon inside.

Merida comes to us from a more civilized place called Riverland. Her duty is to restore prosperity to the desert land by way of magic. She is sent to make it rain. Though thwarted of the amenities she was promised and feels strongly that she deserves, she succeeds in her mission only to find herself a captive/wife in the harem of the maniacal consort.

Through a series of highly unpredictable events  these two finally cross paths. They are joined in what proves to be tumultuous relationship destined to reach ecstatic heights or perish in a disaster of epic proportions. With this author, you never know.

I would definitely recommend this book to those interested in the fantasy genre. My only caution is that includes scenes of torture and rape. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

Connect and Buy

You can connect with author Rayne Hall at her website

You can purchase your own copy of Storm Dancer at Amazon, Kobo

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