Eye of the Storm


Fiction - Fantasy - General
402 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2016
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Author Biography

Horror and dark fantasy author Frank Cavallo's work has appeared in magazines such as Another Realm, Ray Gun Revival, Every Day Fiction, Lost Souls and the Warhammer e-zine Hammer and Bolter. 

His latest novel, Eye of the Storm, was released in August 2016 by Ravenswood Publishing.

“In Eye of the Storm, I try to bring back some of the elements that I like from old time pulp fiction,” says Frank. “It is a throwback to old school adventure stories, combining the pacing and the feel of those classic tales with some newer elements that are not all that common to typical fantasy fiction.”

Frank’s previously published works include The Lucifer Messiah, The Hand of Osiris, and the Gotrek & Felix novella Into the Valley of Death. He is currently working on a new novel, The Rites of Azathoth, with Necro Publications, due out in February 2017.

Frank was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in Communications in 1994 and he earned a JD from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2001. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been a criminal defense attorney for fifteen years.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Eye of the Storm is a terrific fantasy from Frank Cavallo. Anthropologist Dr. Anna Fayne and ex-SEAL Eric Slade lead a team on a research mission, but a peculiar storm takes them through a portal to a remote, prehistoric region where they are captured by Neanderthals and sold to Kerr, consultant to a warrior queen, Threya. Tarquin, a powerful dark sorcerer, plans to invade Threya’s kingdom. He needs three special gems to become more dominant and the warrior queen owns one of them. Anna becomes ill and Kerr sends her to Tarquin who can cure her, but his treatment will have life changing effects she did not expect. Eric attempts to adjust to his new surroundings, unaware that he is to be a significant part of Threya’s sacrificial ceremony.

Imagine being caught in the Eye of the Storm; chased by pterosaurs and other creatures that are supposed to be extinct, in a prehistoric setting that has traces of ancient Roman culture and other significant eras. Frank Cavallo’s novel has an intriguing, ongoing sequence of activities I really liked. He is very imaginative and it shows in his writing, which is descriptive and well defined. The characters are unique, both in appearances and traits, and most were definitely ones I would not want to encounter at all. The visuals I got from reading were clear, and the book cover is nicely illustrated and complements the story. Eye of the Storm is a fantasy novel readers will find as entertaining as I did.