Review: Stormlord Rising – Glenda Larke

The last Stormlord is dead. War has come to the cities of the Quartern. The violent, nomadic Redunners have put every rainlord they could find to the sword and the cities are left without hope.

Shale has been betrayed, drugged, and left at the feet of his greatest enemy. Now, he must decide to work with those who have plotted against him or let thousands of the waterless die. He has great power but is no Stormlord. At least, not yet…

Terelle has escaped the Scarpen in search of her homeland and her people, the mysterious Watergivers. But a desperate message will send her back to find Shale and face her worst fears. The people of the Scarpen are in danger. Shale and Terelle must find a way to save their people and punish those who have destroyed all they ever loved.

Series: Watergivers #2, Genre: Fantasy, Pages: 665, Published: 2010, Publisher: Orbit, Source: Library,

My thoughts:
This book has 3 main POVs, and as always I had a favorite. One whose chapters I really wanted to read. I think that in book 1 it was Shale I wanted to read about, but that went and changed.
Shale, or Jasper, is a prisoner in this book as it picks up right after the fall of Breccia in book 1. He is angrier, stronger and he will not be used again. Terelle, the woman he loves has fled as her grandfather forces her to return to his country of origin. I am getting more and more intrigued by the Watergivers. Who are they really and what do they do up there in their land of plenty? Terelle’s story was a about a journey, while Shale’s story was about breaking free.
But then we have my fav POV, Ryka. The rainlord who finally had found love and was pregnant in book 1. In this one she turns into a Reduner whore and tries he best to hide who she really is. She was so strong, and she does not back down. She is not afraid. And her POV was the one I wanted to read about the most. Because, was Kaneth really dead? Would she be able to flee. And yes the enigmatic man who catches her was interesting.
The whole story is about journey’s and the build up to one big battle. It does not end with a cliffhanger, but there is still so much to be dealt with. I do fear for many of them.
Conclusion:
I recommend this fantasy series. It can be bloody, it’s real, people hold grudges, kill, love and try their best to live in a harsh world.
Cover:
Lovely
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39 thoughts on “Review: Stormlord Rising – Glenda Larke

  1. Jenny says:

    Sounds like an intense series! I don't read too much fantasy, but it's always a good escape for me when I do get to pick one up:) I do love strong characters, so I think I would enjoy Ryka.

  2. Elysium says:

    Another serie that I need to try one day. I've seen her books around but never actually bought any.But I did start my first Ilona Andrews book today πŸ™‚

  3. Jo says:

    I have read everything Glenda Larke has written and published. The Watergiver series, written about here, is a wonderful series but so were her two previous trilogies and Havenstar which was a singleton written as Glenda Noramly. Although technically belonging to the fantasy genre, they are almost like reading fact, and I too was anxious to know what Terelle's people were really like. You won't find out til the last book though.

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    Well it depends. Brent Weeks is sure dark, very much so. These books are dark, but not so mind numbing painful dark. More that's life dark. But yes I think you would like them

  5. Cherry says:

    I actually bought book 1 of this series when it first came out. But I stopped reading when Glenda told me that the story will end in book 3. Now I think I will pick it up again πŸ™‚

  6. BookaholicCat says:

    Lately half the books I have added to my TBR are thanks to your reviews, damn you!! The first of this series is going to my never-ending-ever-growing TBR. Thank again! lol

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