Author: Ken Floro III
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure
Have you ever dreamed of being swept into adventure alongside a dashing knight or two? Would you be outraged if you were suddenly thrust into terrifying dangers against your will? What if you found yourself trapped on a cursed island, in the middle of a haunted sea, surrounded by your worst enemies? When a conniving treasure-hunter hijacks the Rising Wind, its passengers will find themselves facing all this and more!
“The same trick didn’t work a third time. When Marc stepped into the ring of firelight and shouted a challenge, his adversaries shrank into the shadows across from him – more cautious now than they had been earlier. Their broad limbs and hulking silhouettes prowled the darkness at the edge of the forest, disguising their numbers. Standing exposed, in the open clearing, Marc felt vulnerable, but he knew he couldn’t run. For an anxious moment, he just stood there, uncertain what to do next. The curse of inexperience was lack of foresight, and Marc hadn’t stopped to calculate an alternative in case his original plan failed. Now he had to think on the spot. Unfortunately the present circumstance was no place for contemplation. So, in that dangerous moment, he acted on instinct.”
How many cursed islands have I read about before in my life? I think about a dozen. Ken Floro III handles his cursed island extremely well though in this exciting fantasy adventure.
A crew of sailors (well, most of them are anything but regular sailors, but lets call them that) sets shore on a cursed island, and must learn to set their differences aside in order to survive. There’s more hiding on this island than one would think at first glance.
An interesting, well-written fantasy novel for those who like mythology, the ancient Roman empire (fantasy world is inspired by the empire) and who enjoy action-packed stories with paranormal twists.