Hammers In The Wind

Download eBook This review contains some spoilers. Hammers in the Wind is an exciting fantasy novel, boasting an intimidating roster of characters, none of which I ever grew to truly care for, and a story that starts strong but weakens as it progresses. The opening is gripping, as our journey begins in the middle of action where we find Chadra Keep under siege, and King Badron, ruler of Delranan, will soon discover that he has lost both of his children in one night. His son has been murdered, and his daughter kidnapped. Badron believes that an ancient race known as the Pell Darga are responsible, and soon sets plans in motion to gather a band of mercenaries with the task of taking back the princess. However, there are many twists and turns ahead, and more dark forces that are waiting to be unleashed. The setup is woven tightly. Bahr, a famous sea captain and lord of the waters, takes up the mission to recover Badron’s daughter. Here we meet a whole host of mercenaries, all taking up the challenge for various reasons. Hints of magic begin to creep to the surface as more faces with strange powers muscle their way into the tale, and I start to fear that the author may spread himself too thinly. Unfortunately, once the mercenaries arrive at their destination, the book failed to hold my grip as it once had before. The reality of what lay beyond the water, and what possibilities and character movements awaited, failed to live up to my own wonder.  As new enemies moved through the background, I wondered why the...