Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Review of The Final Storm by Wayne Thomas Batson

The Final Storm by Wayne Thomas Batson is the exciting conclusion to the Door Within Trilogy. Darkness begins to envelope the Realm as the evil usurper, Paragor, begins to unleash his forces. The Glimpses, inhabitants of the Realm, still loyal to the good King Eliam must stand strong and be wiling to sacrifice their all for the hope of finally defeating Paragor. Aidan and Antoinette, both teens from our world who we met in the previous books, both meet in the realm as they attempt to escape from Paragor's clutches. They find the Realm a very different place; they find the Realm a world preparing for the biggest battle, the final storm.
Will they be able to get out of Paragory alive? Will the forces of the King win? Will the legendary heroes prophesied to bring victory show up?
Find out in the Final storm.
I must say that I love the way that everything culminates in the final book.  Heroes use what they have learned, characters that we have not seen in a long time show up, and the puzzle becomes clear. This book also shows, which is my favorite thing about it, that death is not the end for Christians.
However, I felt bogged down a lot by conversations that seemed to slow the plot down. Some elements of the story came almost too fast in places, and the reader suddenly learns a very important fact about Antoinette in a sudden comment she makes. It seems to me that the fact should have been presented in a more attention-getting way, because a reader could very well be confused or miss the new revelation entirely.
All in all, I recommend this book to readers age nine and up. Fantasy and adventure fans alike will highly enjoy this epic fantasy. As an avid fan of Mr. Batson's work, I can tell you, it only gets better from here!

God Bless,


Jare and Lib said...

You have been awarded! Go check out RJD to see!

-Jare and Lib

Emily Shae said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! :)I loved hearing your position of Twilight.

Meggie said...

I love those books to! Its just a pity like you said that it was the authors first books and he was still learning how to write.
I am always telling people they should read this series though!


Araken said...

Excellent review!

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