The Last Stormlord
Shale is the lowest of the low-an outcast from a poor village in the heart of the desert. In the desert water is life, and currency, and Shale has none. But he has a secret. It's the one thing that keeps him alive and may save all the cities of the Quartern in the days to come. If it doesn't get... show more
Shale is the lowest of the low-an outcast from a poor village in the heart of the desert. In the desert water is life, and currency, and Shale has none. But he has a secret. It's the one thing that keeps him alive and may save all the cities of the Quartern in the days to come. If it doesn't get him killed first...Terelle is a slave fleeing a life as a courtesan. She finds shelter in the home of an elderly painter but as she learns the strange and powerful secrets of his art she fears she may have traded a life of servitude for something far more perilous...The Stormlord is dying in his tower and there is no one, by accident or design, to take his place. He brings the rain from the distant seas to his people. Without a Stormlord, the cities of the Quartern will wither and die. Their civilization is at the brink of disaster. If Shale and Terelle can find a way to save themselves, they may just save them all. Water is life and the wells are running dry...
Publish date: March 1st 2010
Pages no: 674
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Watergivers (#1)
I always find myself a little bit wary of trilogies (or indeed longer series than that) where each volume is 600+ pages in paperback, so that's probably part of the reason why The Last Stormlord and its sequel have been sitting on my bookcase for a while. I always end up wondering if I want to make ...
Nothing I haven't read before, but it's adventurous and imaginative. Fantasy worlds struggle with global warming too. Author handles tragedy with a level hand & the explaining of the world's religions, politics and economy never gets tiring or overly ridiculous.
This book rocks. It's adeptly written. The world lives and breathes, as do the characters. If I hadn't already set up the rest of my TBR list through the rest of the year, I'd be going straight onto the next book. In many ways, this first book is a coming of age story for the waterless boy who was o...
In a world wehre there is little water, water is currency, life, and the magic of this world is centered around generating and controlling water. Shale starts the story in a small village, at the bottom of the heap the power he has over water will change his life. Terelle is supposed to become a c...
We all know fantasy books are long so that should not scare anyone looking for a good book, and good it was. I was swept away by a strange new world where water was precious and I did not want to stop reading.The book takes places in a land where men and women use magic to make it rain, but they are...