Title: Chaos Storm (The Flight of the Griffin #2)
Author: C.M Gray
Publication Date: October 4th 2014
I recieved a copy from the publisher Creativia for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
A year has passed. The crystal skulls have been united in Sterling Temple to complete the great spell. It’s said that warrior angels brought them, fighting the Lord of Chaos himself as they set them in place.
The flow of the seasons has returned, bringing again what promises to be a life of peace and plenty. This doesn’t sit well with Matheus Hawk, who is busy plotting the Realm’s destruction, fanning the burning coals of his hatred for the crew of The Griffin.
An approaching storm is threatening the Realm. In the north, the warrior Queen Morgasta is preparing her barbarians for invasion, and across the desert of The Great Expanse marches an even greater threat – the Soul Eaters. And with them, the Chaos Storm.
Soon, the crew of The Griffin is drawn into a conflict that may cost them more than just their lives.
What a joy to read this was! I practically devoured it. I was curious about the Crew of The Griffin and what ohter adventures lay in store fro them but I was caught unawares by the scope and mgniturde of their latest quest/mission.
Bartholomew Fisk and his ally (until it suits him not to be). My Hawk are up to no good. They’ve stolen the three skulls which the crew of the Griffin had rescued, for their own nefarious purposes and financial gain. Doing so will set off achain of events eith war being the ineveitable outcome.
I was so happy to dive bck into this world. The characers have grown and the writing. already good. has improved. I usually enjoy sequels better becaue it feels like by then the author had a better understnding of the characters and his really is the case with Chaos of Storm.
The plot is fast-paced and filled with adventure, new enemies and hari-raising moments an slo seem to have matured along with the characters. I loved the battle scens. which were well-structured and seemed almost panoramic. The ending was not abrupt but built up to a stunning and satisfying conclusion. I’m only hoping this is not the end and that I get to experience further adventures with this cast of characters.
Overall, an adventurous. thrilling and magical fantasy with likeable, well-developed characters and interesting antagonists wihc makes for an intriguing and highly entertaining read.
About The Author
Born in Essex, England in the early 1960’s with a heavy dose of ‘travel lust’, C.M.Gray has since been lucky enough to live and travel in many countries around the world. In fact he has lived for more years outside of England than he has living there! Working as a carpenter, fruit picker and even a stint in stock brokering, he has called home Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan Mountains, the clamor of central Hong Kong to a farm in deep rural Burgundy. Forever vowing to return and sink his roots once again in English soil… some day, he hasn’t quite made it back yet, but does live a little closer these days; just outside of Barcelona in the middle of the forest with his dogs and two wonderful children.
C.M.Gray’s writing is mostly fantasy and many of the experiences he has had in Asia, Africa and the middle east come to life in his writing. The Flight of the Griffin, a finalist in The Times/Chicken House literary competition 2013, follows the adventures of a group of young orphans as they battle demons and bandits on a magical quest to stop the world from tipping into Chaos, while Shadowland blends fantasy with history as an old story teller takes his audience back to Britain’s dark ages and the birth of the Arthurian legend.
The Sequel to The Flight of the Griffin, Chaos Storm was published early 2013 and the sequel to Shadowland will be published summer 2015.
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