"The world is at the brink of ruin . . . or is it salvation? Astaroth has been weakened, and the demon Prusias is taking full advantage of the situation to create an empire of his own. His formidable armies are on the move, and Rowan is in their sights.
Rowan must rely on Max McDaniels and David Menlo and hope that their combined powers can stop Prusias's war machine before it's too late.
But even as perils loom, danger stalks their every move. Someone has marked Max for death and no one is above suspicion. Should the assassins succeed, Rowan's fate may depend on little Mina whose abilities are prodigious but largely untested.
And where is Astaroth? Has he fled this world or is he biding his time, awaiting his next opportunity?"-Amazon
Sometimes- (and this happens very rarely)- you read a book that is so perfect, so flawless that you can't even critique it. Something that is made with such precision and definition that it boggles one's mind.
The Maelstrom was one of those books. It was truly breathtaking; from the beginning to the end you were hooked on an endless thrill ride through Rowan, Blyss and many other places in the mystical world. As I read deeper and deeper into the story; Henry H Neff somehow managed to paint this amazingly descriptive image in my head,one that literally allowed you to live inside Rowan- to actually feel like you're part of the story yourself! You could really get a sense of authenticity within the book- like you were somehow personally connected the the perilous story that was unfolding.
The more I read of the Maelstrom, the more I got immersed into the regular flow of events. Every single thing was placed at the right time; at the right moment so it would create the desired effect. The revelations were sharp and right on track, and the foreshadowing was compellingly intriguing. Henry has really outdone himself this time, and with this brand new blockbuster; Fans of the Tapestry will be tripping head over heels.
Rating: 14/10 (Yes you saw that right. My rating scale can't contain its epicosity)
What to expect?
What to expect?
- Old Magic
- Max Mcdaniels