In the thriving city of Bassa, Danso is a clever but disillusioned scholar who longs for a life beyond the rigid family and political obligations expected of the city’s elite. A way out presents itself when Lilong, a skin-changing warrior, shows up wounded in his barn. She comes from the Nameless Islands–which, according to Bassa lore, don’t exist–and neither should the mythical magic of ibor she wields. Now swept into a conspiracy far beyond his understanding, Danso will have to set out on a journey that reveals histories violently suppressed and magic only found in lore.
Son of the Storm is a hugely compelling fantasy tale with some truly immersive world building and featuring a diverse, eclectic group of characters all living out an extremely addictive narrative.
Such a vibrant piece of storytelling, setting up the political and cultural background pitch perfectly, allowing the audience an insight into the reasons behind this burgeoning tale of good versus evil.
A perfect mix of action and consequence ensues, with the nuanced nature of the story really keeping you involved throughout. I was sad to leave it behind and am so looking forward to book 2 especially after the edge of the seat finale.
Very good indeed. Recommended.