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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Ghibbore: The Storm Chronicles by Michael Wilson is a good blend of epic fantasy and science fiction, a story featuring mythology and magic. Storm could be barbaric, not a man born in the line of magic, but then he is entrusted with a very delicate mission — to transport the body of a dead girl. Even if he is not a descendant of Gaia, he is compelled by the gods to do their bidding. Hence begins a gritty, sometimes dangerous adventure of a hero in an unusual terrain and with companions who are strange and not in the least what they seem to be. Who really or what is Storm? Follow the Ghibbore through this great adventure and marvel at the impossible challenges he faces and the triumphs he achieves. Can he who knows little about his destiny survive enemies who are as villainous as they are ruthless?
This is a tale that will entertain readers of all ages, written in a style that is both evocative and descriptive. It introduces readers to an imaginary setting in a story that features the proverbial conflict between good and evil. I was intrigued by the magical setting and the exceptional characters. In the beginning, the author explains how the humans with extraordinary gifts came to be and how the gods found their way into union with mere humans. Michael Wilson’s book shows great imagination; the scenes are focused and well-crafted, and the character development arc is impeccable. Ghibbore: The Storm Chronicles is a great opening for a series and for a first time novel, it scores success on several levels — the gripping plot, the rock-solid characters, and the phenomenal conflict developed in masterly fashion.