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Wit'ch Storm by James Clemens

Wit'ch Storm (1999)

by James Clemens

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I actually preferred this to the first in the series as it introduces some interesting and varied characters. Good action - and not so long spent in tunnels and caverns although the author still manages to get some in. Third volume coming up soon! ( )
  PaulAllard | Dec 9, 2015 |
Wonderful series !
I lived and breathed these books for years.
I loved the plot, the story, the details.
It are the books that got me into reading again.
These are definitely books with a lot of memories for me.
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  lisa.isselee | Sep 26, 2014 |
This book took me a few chapters to get into, but once I was grasped by the story, and the various arcs started to flow together, I could not put it down. I think the author has done a good job of defining his space within the already crowded fantasy world. The main character is flawed, strong and vulnerable all at the same time. I thought she was well defined and interesting to read. The rest of the cast of characters also held my attention, even if they are only in the book for a few chapters. I am looking forward in moving forward with this series. ( )
  irunsjh | Aug 16, 2010 |
James Clemens, I have found, is a better writer than James Rollins. Why does that matter when this book is by Clemens? Because both are pen names of Jim Czajkowski. I mentioned in another review, the one for Rollins latest book (not yet released) that I liked Rollins non-series books better than his Sigma series. The first five Rollins books were non-series, last five were Sigma books. I took that to mean that Rollins felt freer and less restrained when he wrote a non-series book. I was wrong. All of Clemens books have been series books, though the last two out under the name are a different second series (seven total books, with one series of five books, and a second series of two books). And, so far, all of Clemens books that I have read have been, or at least seemed to be at a higher level of writing ability. And the first Clemens book, and maybe the second, was published before the first Rollins book was released.

Strong story, strong characters, interesting books. The second book found me starting to skip ahead like I normally do with a Rollins book, but I still found this book to be a stronger, more interesting book than the first. Which is somewhat rare for me. Most times I find that Fantasy series degrade as they advance, with some exceptions. Granted, I’ve only read two of this five book series, and so we will have to see.

In terms of the book itself: One of my problems with fantasy is that it just felt like fantasy. Fantastic worlds with little substance, just wisps of fog on a winter’s day. They just didn’t feel real to me. Well this series seems to inhabit a real world. The lines aren’t clear cut, it isn’t true evil against true good. It isn’t “the world will end tomorrow unless the hero kills/defeats the really really evil guy”, for the entire world isn’t even involved in this series. Just a section of it.

Somewhere along the way the dwarfs, mining people, found a rather strong type of stone in the mines. A lot of power in this stone. A transformed dwarf or something from within the stone itself sprang forth to become the evil one, who lead his armies to another land and conquered it. That was more than 500 years before this story takes place. And his armies are made up of real people, not clay, as you can find in other series.

But that is neither here nor there, this wasn’t supposed to be a review or information on the book, or series, but a quick little “wow, Clemens better than Rollins, same person, ooh” tidbit in the first paragraph. Off I go to read the third book in the series. ( )
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Elena bears the mark of the wit'ch upon her palm, the crimson stain that testifies to an awesome power of unimaginable potency: wild, seductive, difficult to control. Only a mistress of blood magick can stand against the foul minions and all-corrupting evil of the Dark Lord. But Elena is not yet the mistress of her magick. Protected by an ageless warrior and a band of renegades, she quests for a lost city where prophecies speak of a mystic tome that holds the key to the Dark Lord's defeat. But if the Dark Lord finds her first, Elena will become his most fearsome weapon . . .

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A farm girl who according to a prophecy is destined to save her country from evil, battles invaders in the fantasy land of Alasea. In the process she discovers she has two magic hands, one fire, the other ice.

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