by J. W. Golan
A world descending into war; a fabled healer who might be their last, best hope; and a princess imprisoned in a dragon-guarded keep.
Lynette sets out with Baxter and Eirlon in search of a healer: the fabled Medicine Man of Horru. It is a desperate gamble to revive the fae king and avert a larger war.
But the route they take will prove perilous. They risk losing everything, even each other, in a world gone mad with the stirrings of war. Armies have gathered on the borders of the Feyfell – lured by legends of fae wealth. With King Elyan poisoned and unconscious, the kingdom is visible, and vulnerable to outside invaders for the first time in centuries. And while the fae nobles debate rules of succession, Princess Elise remains missing.
For in a tower a world away, the fae princess is held captive, surrounded by armies and a dragon chained to the will of vengeful sorceress. Drained of her magic, Elise must plot her own escape – while a new breed of assassins hunts the mage-turned-swordsman named Garth. Werewolves prowl the land again, as all alike seek to strike their bargains before the oncoming war.
Will it be too much for Lynette to bear? Can she survive the loss of so much she holds dear? And if she does, will she ever be the same? For who among them would dare ascend, to retrieve hope from a dragon-guarded keep.
Book Three of the Stormfall Chronicles, Storm’s Gate is an Epic Fantasy for all ages.
5 out of 5
This definitely grabs your attention from the outset. I’ve enjoyed following Lynette, Baxter and Eirlon over the last two books, and getting to continue their adventures with them has been a delight. I think to really appreciate the full depth of the world and characters you need to start with the previous stories in the series. Although the princess kept trapped in a tower guarded by a dragon can be a bit cliché, I loved Golan’s twist on it. There’s a lot on the line, and you’ll be turning pages, wanting to know what’s coming next. Definitely recommend for fantasy adventure lovers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
About the Author: A writer, father, and aeronautical engineer, J.W. Golan lives in New England together with his wife and three daughters.
It was his three daughters who reintroduced him to the world of fantasy fiction. It was this experience – sharing and discussing stories and literature – that convinced him to compose a fantasy novel of his own, weaving together tales and ideas that had been circulating in his mind for decades into tales that he could share with his own daughters.